The Chaoyang Theatre is synonymous with acrobatics in Beijing, the premier venue for the past decade. Acrobatics have over a 2,500 year history in China and Beijing has four dedicated theatres with daily shows but the Chaoyang is the most professional. Troupes of Chinese kids do things with their bodies that don’t seem possible and maybe shouldn’t be on swings, catapults, barrels and seesaws. Come ooh and awe and try to count just how many ladies can fit on that bicycle! Hot bars Ichikura and Third Cellar are just next-door if you need a nightcap.