National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA)

National Grand Theatre

A dynamic new icon to the arts in the heart of old Beijing, the ultra-modern architecture of the NCPA is in sharp contrast to its neighbours: the Great Hall of the People, Tian'anmen Square and the ancient Forbidden City. Its largest hall, the 2,398-seat Opera House boasts the most advanced staging equipment available; the Concert Hall, seating an audience of 2,019, was designed with superior acoustics for symphony orchestras and national music performances. The 1,035-seat Theatre, equipped with hi-tech, theatrical staging and audio-visual equipment, hosts traditional Chinese Operas and modern dramas.


The Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA)

Central Academy of Fine Arts

CAFA is the only national arts education establishment in China directly under the Ministry of Education and exclusively dedicated to fine arts, design, architecture and art history. It has established a strong reputation as an institution that allows culture, history and art to flourish, and enjoys some of the best arts resources in China. Icograda’s parallel sessions will take place in the theatres and meeting rooms of the newly established CAFA Art Museum and school buildings.