New art center to open in Beijing around Oct. 1

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The Beijing Art Center is set to open around China's National Day on Oct. 1, followed by a three-month performance season, the preparation team announced on Monday.

The new art facility, located in the city's sub-center, covers an area of approximately 125,000 square meters. It will include a 1,800-seat opera house, a 1,550-seat concert hall, a 1,000-seat theater, a 500-seat small theater, a 650-seat open-air theater, a rehearsal hall, an international cultural exchange center, an art exhibition hall, and a public leisure area. These spaces will provide venues for art performances, exhibition displays, as well as art education and cultural exchange activities.

"Currently, the theater is undergoing fine decoration, as the curtain wall construction, mechanical and electrical installation, and stage mechanical installation have reached 80% completion," said Jiang Tao, deputy director of the preparation team for the Beijing Art Center. "Afterwards, we will carry out large-scale equipment debugging."

As a new cultural landmark in the city's sub-center, the Beijing Art Center has taken on a number of innovations. The opera house's stage sound system is made up of a set of 148 speakers, making it the largest immersive sound system in the world. The independently developed stage supervision and management system allows for information interconnection, control, and resource sharing across multiple theaters, regions, and platforms, significantly improving the production capacity of stage arts.

In addition, the center has implemented 8K/4K full-function live, recording, and post-production technologies in various performance and activity scenarios, along with new technologies such as 5G, AR, VR, and panoramic sound, enabling all-round online and offline presentations of various performances and activities.

After its opening, the Beijing Art Center will be operated by the National Center for the Performing Arts, according to reports.

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