The National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts, which has long been regarded as the cradle of dramatists and artists, is developed from the drama school affiliated to the Ministry of Culture under the Central Government formed in 1950 and renamed in 1955 as China Drama School. In October 1978, with the approval of the State Council, it reorganized and changed its name again into the current National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts, with Mr. Tian Han, the founder of China' modern drama being appointed as the first president. At present, the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts boasts over a dozen of departments ranging from opera, performance, music, stage direction, traditional Chinese opera and literature, stage arts, new media arts, basic education, sports, to research & graduate and continuing education, along with three designated Grade II graduate programs focusing on drama and play, music and art, ten majors available for undergraduates and 25 research orientations.
Directions: take Bus 74, 395, 458, 604, 944, 988 and get off at Mu Xi Yuan Qiao West.
Open hours: Free during 14:00 – 16:30 at the third Friday of every month (except February and August).
Reservation: Group reservation is required.
Capacity: Under 50 people.