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Central Academy of Drama



The academy was established in April 1950. It was named by Mao Zedong. It inherited the drama department of Lu Xun Art Academy in Yan'an, art school of North China University, and National Drama College in Nanjing.

Its abbreviation is Zhong Xi (literally "Central Drama"). Many Chinese actors, actresses, and directors graduated from the Academy, such as Zhang Ziyi , Jiang Wen, Gong Li. It is regarded as the top 1 school of the three most prestigious drama schools in China (the other two being Beijing Film Academy and Shanghai Theater Academy).

39 East Mianhua Lane
Dongcheng Distri Beijing