An enlightening journey through 5,000 years!
SHEN YUN presents an epic production that expands the theatrical experience across time and space. We invite you on an inspiring journey into one of humanity's greatest treasures — five millennia of Chinese civilization.
Enter a world where philosophers and poets sought harmony with the Tao, or the “Way” of the universe, where maidens danced with ethereal grace and warriors trained with explosive vigor, where timeless tales of valor and virtue were born, where heaven and earth connected to inspire hope for humanity.
Featuring one of the world’s oldest art forms — classical Chinese dance — along with patented interactive backdrops and all-original orchestral compositions, Shen Yun brings to life ancient China’s enchanting beauty and profound wisdom.
Traditional Chinese culture - with its deep spiritual roots and profound worldview - was displaced by communism in China. While Shen Yun cannot perform in mainland China today, we are reviving this precious heritage and sharing it with the world.
What to expect:Acting
Recommended for:Anyone (67%)
So beautiful and privilege and honour to have seen this and a great 50th birthday treat from my husband. The breadth and depth of the emotions from the show were vast... from awe to raw emotion and crying to joy and laughter all in one show... loved it! Definitely recommend and look forward to seeing them again! Thank you!
Reviewed on 09 March 2018 by Rowena, Ilford, United Kingdom
Overall disappointed, the impact of the on line videos wasn't achieved as smaller stage, fewer dancers. Thought its shame that the backdrop projected onto the cast when they were on the steps at the back of the stage.
Reviewed on 02 March 2018 by Cheryl, Welling, United Kingdom
We were hoping for a spectacular performance. It appeared to be a show about poor choreography and coloured costumes. No performances by individuals stood out. We also hoped for authentic music with traditional instruments. We left the show during the interval because we anticipated the second half would be very similar.
Reviewed on 01 March 2018 by Rita, Ivybridge, United Kingdom
For me, it was a simply beautiful production: the very accomplished performers seamlessly interacting with the digital screen gave a breath-taking 4th dimension to the wonderful experience. The simple combinations of the subtle colours of the costumes were delightful. The only thing that grated was the male Master of Ceremonies: the western lounge suit was out of keeping with the Chinese theme. My companion thought the Masters of Ceremonies should have costumes to match the items that they were introducing.We both thoroughly enjoyed the spectacular experience. Thank you all.
Reviewed on 27 February 2018 by Elizabeth, East Grinstead, United Kingdom
Music poor. Not Chinese. Dancing good but very repetetive. Annoying comperes. Good backdrops. Political comment (chinese police) inadvisable. In all a disappointment. More American than Chinese.
Reviewed on 26 February 2018 by Joy, Colchester, United Kingdom
I couldn’t see a thing as there was to two very tall person in front of me.When ask if I could have 2 high chair . The man replied they ran out .
Reviewed on 25 February 2018 by Y, London, United Kingdom
If you enjoy dance then it was a great show. However the dancing was so similar across the show that we would have enjoyed more variations. Still worth seeing though.
Reviewed on 25 February 2018 by Balraj, Ilford, United Kingdom
Great music and dancing. Didnt flow because of curtain down and narration between each scene. Great mixture of screen an live action. I was expecting to see more acrobatics and other chinese culture that I have seen in China but it is mainly just classical dancing
Reviewed on 25 February 2018 by Harry, London, United Kingdom
The American compare, Jerry, was irritating at best and came across like a corny high school drama teacher at the end of year production. Unnecessary as the individual scenes were very self explanatory and needed no introduction nor smarmy fake smile. Some scenes were great and lived up to the expectation but others sadly fell short. We were waiting for the once in a lifetime spectacular as described in the publicity. Sorry guys, just fell so far short
Reviewed on 23 February 2018 by Frank, London, United Kingdom
We expected a spectacular but it was boring and repetitive. Would not recommend.
Reviewed on 23 February 2018 by Lyndon, Woking, United Kingdom
a visual and audio spectacular with very clever interaction between the stage and the background screen.The costumes are stunning as are the dance routines.
Reviewed on 22 February 2018 by Peter, Colchester, United Kingdom
Having paid £90 per person, I feel cheated and insulted to be confronted with a political rally by a religious sect. They are welcome to advertise if they wish but they should not make us pay under false pretences of presenting Chinese culture. Most of what we saw had little to do with real Chinese culture, including a wedding march which plagiarised Wagner!An absolute disgrace from beginning to end should be banned under the trades description act!
Reviewed on 22 February 2018 by Andre, Richmond, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 20 February 2018 by Jeremy, Barnet, United Kingdom
Whilst the standard of the show & performance was generally good the theme, lack of connected story line was monotonous & disjointed. The reviews that that have been marketing the show is misleading. Really upset considering the cost of the tickets.
Reviewed on 20 February 2018 by Sonia, Harrow, United Kingdom
Really wonderful performance and I enjoyed it in all respects. I would have preferred to see politics out of this entertaining spectacular show. It is inappropriate to misrepresent Communist China's resistance to Falun Dafa,I believe the reasons were not based on spiritual practices but due to financial and economic reasons. I am also In any event China and the world have moved on and we have a new China a global giant in ever respects. I hope Shen Yun will soon be able to perform its beautiful dances in the very country where they originated. Wo Ey Shen Yun.
Reviewed on 19 February 2018 by Dhanapala, Farnborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 18 February 2018 by Terrance, Thorpe Morveux, United Kingdom
As a group of three, we all thoroughly enjoyed the first two scenes. However, it lacked a continuing storyline, the political and religious overtures dampened the dance. China has far more to offer with its scenic beauty and with well disciplined dance routines, it lacked that ‘magic’ that makes an audience show huge appreciation. The audience too was somewhat lacklustre. For the price paid for the tickets I would have preferred seeing something else.
Reviewed on 18 February 2018 by Margaret, Raynes Park, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 18 February 2018 by Joy, Blindley Heath, United Kingdom
Good show.Not as exciting as the advertizing preview.I believe a purchased seats in the stalls 11th row and I received seats in the circle 11th row.Not good for your eyes to sit so far.For this reason very disappointing. Not worth the £83.30 ticket price.
Reviewed on 18 February 2018 by M, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 17 February 2018 by Gwen, London, United Kingdom