According to Wikipedia, National Centre for the Performing Arts (国家大剧院), formerly known as the National Grand Theatre, formerly known as the National Grand Theatre, and colloquially described as The Egg, is an opera house in Beijing, China. The Centre, an ellipsoid dome of titanium and glass surrounded by an artificial lake, seats 6,500 people in three halls and is 200,000 m² in size. It was designed by French architect Paul Andreu. Construction started in December 2001 and the inaugural concert was held in December 2007.
I went there for a walk after dinner with my sis. It was located at the west of Tian An Men Square and the building was made out of titanium accented glass dome that was completely surrounded by a man-made lake. The scenery of the Grand Theatre at night was absolutely breathtaking and I managed to snap a couple of cool pictures although there was little light. The next time I return to Beijing I’d definitely get myself a ticket to watch a good opera/ballet/music performance inside.
For more information, check out the official wedsite : http://www.chncpa.org/