Beijing Poly Theatre Management Co., Ltd (Poly Theatre), a subsidiary of the large-scale central enterprise, China Poly Group Corporation, has built a strong presence in the theatre industry and cultural market in China. As the leading theatre management company, Poly Theatre is currently operating 68 theatres nationwide across 58 cities in 21 provinces (including first-tier cities, direct-administered municipalities, and autonomous regions), with over 125 performance venues and 130,000 seats under operation. In 2019, over 11,000 performances have been staged on our theatres, which saw an attendance of 11 million audiences.
Beijing Poly Theatre Management Corporation Limited mainly focuses on performance and theatre management, including theatre chain management, performance, creative design and production, and ticket marketing. Based on the theatre chain management business, Beijing Poly Theatre Management Corporation Limited carries out theatre construction engineering consulting business. The company has participated in approximately 60 consulting cases of theatre construction projects in China.
In terms of production and programming, we have introduced original classic musicals from Broadway and West End, produced a series of original works to tell story with Chinese elements, and presented world-renowned orchestras (such as London Symphony Orchestra, the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Wiener Philharmoniker, and other top ten orchestras), and various first-class productions and performances across the entertainment spectrum. We co-produced the Chinese tour version of the opera “Madama Butterfly” and family musical “The Perfect Little Witch”, etc. With the vision of advancing culture exchange between eastern and western world, Beijing Poly Theatre Management Corporation Limited introduces lots of wonderful domestic and abroad performances. The company also produced excellent plays for major public activities, including the Drama and Dance Season, Opening the Door to Art, and Citizens' Concert, which are popular among audiences.
Over the years, we have been closely working with some of the world’s most revered institutions and creative talents. We have established strategic partnerships with the Royal Opera House(UK), the Ambassador Theatre Group(UK), the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts(US), the Bushnell Performing Arts Center(US), the State Theatre Nuremberg(Germany) and Shiki Theatre Company(Japan). We are also in collaboration with the culture departments of the French Embassy, Poland Embassy, Germany Embassy, and the Spanish Embassy. Besides, we work with arts organizations from ten more countries along the Belt and Road, with more than 500 performances of 100 projects presented annually. In 2016, we initiated a biennial International Theatre Forum, the first theatre forum formed by an enterprise in China, which aims at providing a collaborative platform to establish a regular communication and consultation mechanism through thematic discussions to facilitate dialogues in the industry. In 2016 and 2018, representatives from the US, UK, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, and China gathered at the forum and delivered fruitful results.