Lao She Teahouse

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Lao She Teahouse (老舍茶馆)

Lao She Teahouse (老舍茶馆), built in 1988, is a unique place in Beijing showing the entertainments of old Beijing people in old times. It was named after the famous writer - Lao She.

"Remembering Past Times" is the management thought of the teahouse and "Reappearance of Traditional Folk Craft" is its style, so here has already been an ideal place in Beijing for foreigners to come as a guest and know about Chinese culture today.

Everyday visitors from various places around the world who like Chinese ancient cultures and arts come here to appreciate brilliant programs such as traditional opera, cross talk, two-man comic show and story-telling in Beijing dialect with drum accompaniment. By watching these, they can explore Chinese folk arts and amorous feelings.

In such liveliness and noisy limited space with deafening sound of drums, everyone has a kettle of good tea, companied with several tasteful Beijing snacks, watching hard performances on the stage attentively.