- Huguang Guild Hall
The Huguang Guild Hall (or Huguang Assembly Hall, 湖广会馆) in
Beijingis a renowned Beijing opera(Peking opera) theatre. Built in 1807, and at the height of its glory, the Huguang Guild Hall, along with the Zhengyici Peking Opera Theatrewas known as one of the "Four Great Theatres" in all of Beijing. Many famous past and present opera performers have performed here.
The entire complex covers over a large area, and the main buildings of the hall include the opera building, Wenchang building, Xiangxian Temple and Chuwan hall [ [http://en.beijing2008.cn/news/olympiccities/beijing/antique/s214239393/n214239446.shtml] ] . The theatre is renowned for its magnificent interiors, which is coloured in red, green and gold, and decked out with tables and a stone floor. [ [http://www.lonelyplanet.com/worldguide/china/beijing/sights/1000245086] ] The Huguang Guild Hall also contains a small museum which exhibits the theatre's rich history of Beijing opera.
* [http://www.beijinghuguang.com/doce/today_1.html Official website (Chinese)]
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