Teahouse Arts of China

Teahouse Arts of China

Co-presented by the UCLA Center for Chinese Studies, UCLA Confucius Institute, and the Department of Ethnomusicology, in partnership with the Confucius Institute at the University of Michigan

China’s teahouses have long been places where family and friends have gathered to sip tea, share ideas, and watch performances of local art forms. The Hammer recreates this tradition with an evening of tea, snacks, music, and storytelling, provided by master artists of the Beijing drum song tradition from Tianjin, China.


Location: Billy Wilder Theater
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.
Member Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing (until 15 minutes before the program) by skipping the general admission line and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking: Under the museum, $3 flat rate after 6 p.m. (cash only)

Food and drink may not be carried into the Billy Wilder Theater. Read our food, bag check, and photo policies.

All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA.

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, the Simms/Mann Family Foundation, The Brotman Foundation of California, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and all Hammer members.