Chengdu, China

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Overview

Experience the mesmerizing melodies and intense action of the Sichuan Opera during a 1.5-hour performance in Chengdu’s Shufenf Yayun Teahouse. Marvel at dazzling dancers and astounding acrobats as they deliver an extravagant spectacle of color and culture. Upgrade to enjoy unrivalled stage views from luxurious seats and pleasure your palate with snacks to accompany a Sichuan tea. For the ultimate experience, opt for ear grooming, a Chinese massage and a show costume dress up session that comes with a complimentary photograph.
  • Sichuan Opera cultural performance with tea in Chengdu
  • Take a seat at Shufeng Yayun Teahouse for a delightful show
  • Be entertained by Sichuan performing arts using stick puppets, face masks, folk music, acrobatics and dance
  • Enjoy complimentary tea service and upgrade to include snacks
  • Choose from four seating options including VIP access to a Chinese massage, ear grooming or photo session!
Make your own way to Shufeng Yayun Teahouse, a cultural construction located in the Chengdu Culture Park. Venture within the richly decorated building and take a seat in the position selected. If you’ve opted for VIP seating, sink into a luxurious chair and enjoy a relaxing massage and ear grooming session before the show starts. For more detailed information on each VIP option, please see the Itinerary section below. 

Hear an expectant hush descend over the crowd as the lights dim and the curtains open to reveal dazzling set design and colorful costumes. Become hypnotized as you watch a magnificent mélange of puppetry, folk music, acrobatics and dancing. See Southwestern China’s rich culture come to life through three distinct acts, which include Spitting Fire, Rolling Light and Changing Faces. Immerse yourself in tales of legend and love and watch puppet shows that depict ancient folk art while enjoying a traditional Sichuan tea service at your table. Upgrade to enjoy specialty snacks that compliment the refreshing beverages. 

Applaud raucously at the end of the show and venture to the dressing room to transform into a colorful character if you have upgraded to the VIP experience. Make your own way back to your hotel with magical memories after the show concludes.

Itinerary

VIP Upgrade:
When you arrive at the theater, choose one of three options: a massage, ear grooming, photo opportunity in costume or puppet experience.
Massage:As you sit at your seat, relax as you receive a head and shoulder massage before the show begins!
Ear Grooming:Get your ear cleaned by a professional ear groomer — a traditional service that typically takes place at a teahouse or theater.
Costume Photo:After the show, head backstage to see how the traditional Sichuan opera mask is applied as you dress up in costume. Then pose for your photograph!

Reviews

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T
, Sep 2018

We had a brilliant evening watching the Sichuan Opera, the performance was almost like a variety show, different performers demonstrating different techniques. The highlights were the face changing and the shadow puppets. If you go to Chengdu, make sure you see the opera!

a
, Sep 2018
B
, Jul 2018

This was my 12 year old's favorite activity we did in China. It is very entertaining for the kids.I recommend going VIP so you can sit in front and get free massage, ear grooming brother options. My kids chose to play with puppets and see how they work. It lasts about an hour and is a fun evening. Go early to walk around the area as it is a very vibrant and happening area.

Y
, May 2018

Since we live in Chengdu, whenever we have visitors, we take them here. It's an outdoor venue, but it is covered and during the winter they have mini fireplaces. I would recommend getting there early to go backstage and get made up in costume and meet the cast. Beware they will try to upsell you when you arrive or at your seat...ear cleaning, massage, etc. But definitely a must do in the 'Du!

I
, Mar 2018

The opera was a nice performance, HOWEVER, this was the WORST Viator experience I've ever had and I've been using Viator quite a bit. The Viator VIP option is misleading advertising / false advertising of the services provided. With the VIP upgrade, we were supposed to ... choose ONE OF THREE options: a massage, ear grooming or photo opportunity in opera makeup and costume. I chose the photo opportunity in opera makeup and costume option. After the opera staff applied the makeup, I was forced to pay an extra 100 yuan in order to have a costume. The staff had indicated to me even though I showed them the Viator voucher indicating makeup and costume that the makeup does NOT come with the costume. They said it didn't matter what the voucher said - that was their policy that if I wanted the costume, I would need to pay an extra 100 yuan minimum. I reached out to the local tour contact provided by Viator and he confirmed in an email which I still have... that I was mistaken - for the Viator voucher, it is choose one of FOUR options. I sent Viator a formal complaint via email several times and have yet to get a response from them. As I'm looking through this tour, it still says the SAME THING - choose ONE OF THREE options - I want to caution everyone thinking about the doing the VIP package to be ready to pay for the costume if you are looking to do the makeup and costume option because it's not included even if you show your voucher. And one more tip - whatever option you choose, you should plan to arrive at least 1 hour before the show starts because my other travelmates chose the massage and the theater staff said that we can get the massages after the show, but after the show, the entire theater was emptied out with no massages available. So while we had paid for the VIP package, other than the seats, we did not get any of the stated VIP options. This was a very disappointing experience. Viator needs to either sort it out with their supplier and make sure the VIP option includes makeup and costume or Viator needs to charge more to make sure costume is included or Viator needs to put a note indicating that guests will need to pay for the costume separately.

T
, Mar 2018

The opera is fascinating experience in Chengdu. I especially like the hand figures and the face changing. Worth a visit.

C
, Mar 2018

A lot of fun :D! My daughter and I especially loved the shadowplay, facechanging and acrobatics. The shadowplay was brilliant! I could easily have watched that act for hours!
The only downside was the language barrier in the 2 opera acts. We were still able to enjoy the music, costumes and makeup during those parts though :

T
, Mar 2018

it was cool best part was changing faces

N
, Feb 2018

Interesting tour. Avoid the ear cleaning before the show which is very painful.

v
, Dec 2017

Bought 2 VIP tickets , got to theater on time , told go go ticket office across the road . Was not told it was in a different location from theater. Got tickets and went to theater . They sat us in toward the back . I said no , these are too far away. I bought VIP tickets and they told me it was near the front . They said no, you wrong . They would not make ajustments to seats . I asked for a manager to get involved . The show time started and still not seated. After a while we were finally seated near the front in the corner so hard to see half the stage. There were also 12 drunk Chinese men in front of us talking loudly and using cell phones. We could not participate in 2 of the VIP options because the show already started. We missed the first part of the show. They said we can do the face painting and photos after the show so we did that even though we preferred the others. We went to the face painting area and were told a charge of 250rmb plus more money for the photos . We reluctantly paid the 250 more and opted for no photos. The whole situation made for stressful evening and cost me twice the amount agreed , so could not enjoy the show.


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