The Beijing Traditional Opera Museum in the Huguang Guild Hall Chamber is a good introduction to the art form. The jewel in the collection is an early 19th century Peking Opera theater ornately decorated with phoenix, dragon and peony patterns and seating more than 1,000. Opera highlights are performed nightly at 6:30 pm. The museum is next to the Hufangqiao subway station.
Beijing Traditional Opera Museum, Beijing, China