Shen Yun at Dominion Theatre tickets
Shen Yun at Dominion Theatre tickets

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Overview

Based on traditional Chinese culture, Shen Yun is the breath-taking spectacular that plays a strictly limited season at the Dominion Theatre throughout February. A lost treasure that can no longer be seen in China after being banned by the Communist Party, Shen Yun keeps forbidden Chinese culture alive in a show that is acclaimed across the world.

An artistic vision that expands into a multi-dimensional theatrical experience, Shen Yun brings to life stories that date back to ancient China. Exploring realms beyond the visible world, beauty and wisdom collide to create an authentic Chinese show that sees classical Chinese dance, folk traditions and storytelling live on stage, set to a stunning digital backdrop.

Shen Yun was created in 2006 by a group of elite artists from New York that now perform in five separate companies across the globe. Each touring group features over 80 talented members, including dancers, musicians, singers, emcees and the production crew. The performance also features a large orchestra that accompanies dances on stage.

Prepare for at least fifteen short dance pieces throughout the night, introducing London audiences to a culture that is vital to be kept alive. Combining amazing animations with enchanting orchestral sounds and historically authentic costumes, Shen Yun is an experience that you will not forget and a must buy ticket for anyone interested in Chinese culture. The production plays at the Dominion Theatre in London's West End for a strictly limited season, with tickets available for performances between 16 February to 25 February 2018.

Recommended for

This show is a hot ticket for everyone looking for an alternate show to visit in February. Unlike anything else in the West End, Shen Yun is based on traditional Chinese culture and is a great option for dance and circus lovers.

Age Recommendations: No under 5's

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 15 minutes (including an interval)
Opened: 16 Feb 2018
Booking from: 24 Feb 2018
Booking until: 25 Feb 2018

Location and map

Dominion Theatre
268-269 Tottenham Court Road
London, W1T 7AQ

7 Reviews Add review

I feel very let down and disappointed by the performance. The aggressive marketing material promised an exceptional and outstandin... More

sambahra 1 review, 0 helpful votes

I feel very let down and disappointed by the performance. The aggressive marketing material promised an exceptional and outstanding performance. The testimonials added to that and some video footage showed people "moved to tears". I really thought I would be watching a highly polished theatrical experience akin to Cirque Du Soleil and Riverdance: Chinese Classical dance extravaganza. And at £100 + a ticket I expected the show to deliver. Unfortunately it did not. The 2 opening numbers were a tad clumsy. The CGI visuals felt artificial and unrealistic - like a cheap computer game. It’s 2018 – you should be able to do better with the stage visuals! The show entails a number of separate performances that have no connection to each other. It was confusing: was it dance / theatre / opera? (sometimes it even felt a bit like panto). None of the performances were that breathtaking and not what I would expect for £100 in the west end. But what really annoyed me is that it became a propaganda vehicle for the Falun Dafa practice. Now don't get me wrong - I have no problem with a spiritual Bhuddist practice and how they have been persecuted in China is terrible. What I do object to is the surreptitious way it was brought into the performance. As an audience member I felt uncomfortable as to what the agenda was and by the time we got to the end of the performance I was annoyed as I realised that a large part of the show was a propaganda vehicle for Falun Dafa. This was not what was promised in all the marketing material, it was not what I was expecting and didn't feel like Shen Yun were being honest about what they were offering. It just felt awkward. However, all of this would have been acceptable if the performances were "spectacular". I was expecting something worthy of a Las Vegas and West End stage. At £100 (or more) a ticket I do not think this is an unreasonable expectation. It just was not delivered and the muted clapping response by the audience at the end led me to believe it was universally felt. I just feel like I had been duped and scammed into going to a show that was very different to what was promised and it’s left a bad taste in my mouth.

sambahra 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Amazing show. Loved the incredible dancing. The presenter jokes fell a bit flat - but okay. Soprano unfortunately too loud and lis... More

mikeconlan999 5"10, 37 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Amazing show. Loved the incredible dancing. The presenter jokes fell a bit flat - but okay. Soprano unfortunately too loud and listening was uncomfortable.

mikeconlan999 5"10, 37 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Definitely different. Very pretty. Not ballet as we know it.

pumpkin08 5' 2", 36 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Definitely different. Very pretty. Not ballet as we know it.

pumpkin08 5' 2", 36 reviews, 0 helpful votes

izziecurtis 5'11, 46 reviews, 0 helpful votes

izziecurtis 5'11, 46 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Excellent show. The performers and choreography was brilliant. Inspirational and emotional in part. I'd truly recommend it.

charmainingleton 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Excellent show. The performers and choreography was brilliant. Inspirational and emotional in part. I'd truly recommend it.

charmainingleton 1 review, 0 helpful votes

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