Shen Yun brings to life 5,000 years of Chinese civilization through classical Chinese dance and music in an exhilarating performance you will never forget.

Shen Yun captures the spirit of a culture long lost. The performance moves quickly through regions, dynasties, and legends. Ethnic and folk dances fill the stage with color and energy. Tremendous athleticism, thunderous battle drums, and masterful vocalists are all set to animated backdrops that transport you to another world.

It is a grand production with some 400 costumes and the only orchestra in the world featuring both classical Western and Chinese instruments as permanent members.

Based in New York, Shen Yun is the first company to present classical Chinese dance to the world on a large scale. And it has taken the globe by storm, performing in over 100 cities. Shows in top venues, like New York’s Lincoln Center, are sold out.

Think of it as a journey into a long-lost world you cannot see anywhere else—from ancient legends to heavenly palaces to the dusty plateaus of the Middle Kingdom. You cannot even find a show like this in China, where this ancient heritage has been destroyed. But now you can experience it live on stage.

For thousands of years, Chinese artists cultivated virtue, believing that to create true art worthy of the heavens, there must first be inner purity. Today, Shen Yun’s artists follow this noble tradition. The result is a performance of consummate beauty, purity, and goodness. It is a show that nourishes the soul.

Find out why artists and theatergoers around the world are calling Shen Yun “breathtaking,” “mesmerizing,” “a miracle,” and “inspiring.” Allow yourself to be taken away to distant lands and ancient legends. See Shen Yun and discover how you, too, can be inspired.


Cate Blanchett

"An extraordinary experience...
exquisitely beautiful.”

Cate Blanchett, Academy
Award-winning actress




Robert Stromberg

"So inspiring, I think
I may have found some ideas
for the next Avatar movie."

Robert Stromberg,
Academy Award-winning production designer



Donna Karan

“A mesmerizing performance”

Donna Karan, creator of DKNY





“5,000 years of
Chinese Music and Dance
in One Night"

The New York Times



Ernie Anastos

“It’s superb. I am going
to mention it on the news, because I think it is a great performance and people should see it.”

Ernie Anastos, Emmy Award-winning news anchor



“The dancers were graceful, delicate, and beautiful. There was something pure, bright and very dignified about them.” 

Anna Liceica, former soloist with American Ballet Theatre



Chi Cao

"The show was excellent, the content rich, the stage effects were amazing... 
their passion is really touching."

Chi Cao, principal dancer and actor in
Mao’s Last Dancer



"I am completely enchanted."

Her Royal Highness
Princess Michael of Kent



Omega Medina

“A complete edifying
of the human

Omega Medina,
former manager of Classical Music for the Grammy awards



Joy Behar

“A beautiful show... fantastic!”

Joy Behar, Co-host of ABC’s 
The View

Overture Center for the Arts

201 State Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53703

Overture Center’s central location on the corner of State and Fairchild Streets ensures easy access to convenient downtown parking.  Two cashier-operated parking structures adjacent to Overture offer more than 1,400 short-term and all-day public parking spaces.  Additional parking ramps can be found on State Street and the Capitol Square, and on-street metered parking is also available for short-term parking in the downtown area. 

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Both the Overture Center parking ramp and the State Street Capitol ramp have elevator access and marked stalls for persons with disabilities.  Metered parking spaces are also available on the street. Vehicles with disabled plates or hangtags are exempt from time limitations and may park at no charge at parking meters designated for 30 minutes or more.

Additionally, several City of Madison Metro Transit public bus lines travel State Street, and bus stops are located near Overture Center's entrances.  Visit for more information about public transportation.

Overture Center is located between two beautiful lakes in the middle of Madison’s city center. There is a plethora of great downtown shopping and dining options located within walking distance of Overture.

Current Special Offers

Zander's Capitol Grill, Frida Mexican Grill
-Receive 10% the Overture menu when you present your ticket envelope to your server.  Discount applies to food bill only.

Zander's Capitol Grill, Frida Mexican Grill, The Icon
-Receive 50% off your first drink purchase when you present your event ticket with special coupon on the back.

Johnny Delmonico's Steakhouse
-Receive 10% off your bill when you present your show tickets to your server. Valid only on night of performance. One discount per party.
Samba Brazilian Grill
-Receive 50% off one bottle of wine when you present your show ticket or ticket stub to your server. Offer only valid on night of performance.  Limit one discount per party.

Overture’s Featured Restaurant Partners

227 State St., Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 663-7374
Located on the Overture Center rooftop, Fresco is a modern dining space boasting panoramic views of the Capitol and State Street. Fresco’s menu features Contemporary American cuisine made with fresh, local, seasonal ingredients and an extensive list of wine, beer and martinis. Entrée prices range from $15 - $28.
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Phone: (608) 256-4000
Frida serves fresh, flavorful upscale-casual Mexican-style dishes prepared from the finest ingredients sourced from around the world. Everything is made by hand every day—from delicious soups and flavorful sauces to salad dressings and desserts.

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Phone: (608) 256-3000
"The Icon, the new restaurant and tapas bar on State Street across from the Overture Center, is so flashy, so glitzy, so stylized - two recent meals there completely wowed me." -The Capital Times

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130 S. Pinckney St., Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 257-8325
A classy, big-city steak house with crisp white linen on the tables, a gorgeous mahogany bar, and dark wood paneling with Art Deco inspired metallic trim. Entree prices: $16 - $35
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Phone: (608) 257-1111
Experience a taste of Brazil.  Unique two course dining features unlimited salads, side dishes and grilled meats from the rodizio carved table side.
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118 State St., Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 280-9999
The newest restaurant within walking distance of Overture Center, Zanders is casual dining featuring an array of gourmet burgers and sandwiches, full bar, and Sunday brunch buffet.

Additional dining in downtown Madison
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The Dahlmann Campus Inn Madison Hotel (74 rooms)
601 Langdon St., Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 257-4391
Tollfree: (800) 589-6285
Fax: (608) 257-2832
Extraordinary in every way: Unsurpassed service. Elegant guest rooms and suites. A beautiful marble lobby accented with original art and a mahogany fireplace. Access to the exclusive Chancellor’s Club. And unmatched convenience to the University of Wisconsin and Downtown Madison. Distance to Overture: 0.4 mile

The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club (356 rooms)
1 West Dayton, Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 257-6000
Tollfree: (800) 356-8293
Fax: (608) 257-8454
Located in the heart of downtown Madison, and just steps from Overture Center, its the ideal location for your next meeting, convention, special event, or weekend getaway. Distance to Overture: 0.1 mile
Best Western Inn on the Park (215 rooms)
22 South Carroll, Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 285-8000
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An urban landmark on the Capitol Square in Madison, the hotel is located directly across from the magnificent State Capitol building. Distance to Overture: 0.2 mile
Hyatt Place Madison/Downtown  (151 rooms)
333 West Washington Avenue, Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 257-2700
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Ideally situated in the heart of downtown, the Hyatt Place Madison/Downtown is surrounded by museums, theatres, restaurants and shopping.
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Performance Dates

Thu April 10, 2014, 7:30pm
Fri April 11, 2014, 7:30pm

Ticket Prices

$100 ,$80 ,$70 ,$60 ,$50
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Shen Yun 2013  Seating Chart


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Box Office:
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Madison 53703

Presented by

WI Falun Dafa Association

Additional information

Children under 4 are not admitted

Tickets call: 608-258-4141

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