National Centre for the Performing Arts, or NCPA, is one of the most impressive buildings you can find in Beijing. It is worth a visit even if you're not planning to go to a performance. The exterior of the National Centre for the Performing Arts that looks like a huge steel oval shell is the largest dome in the world. There are 3 performance venues inside the center: the Theater, the Opera House and the Concert Hall. All kinds of performances are staged in the National Centre of the Performing Arts, from operas, dramas and symphonies to ballets and dance shows.