Locations & Hours

UCCA Beijing

UCCA sits on Beijing’s northeastern edge, at the heart of the 798 Art District, a compound of former electronics factories built with the help of Soviet and East German experts in the 1950s. 


UCCA Beijing

Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 – 19:00 (last entry at 18:30)

*hours may vary for special exhibitions or events


UCCA Beijing
798 Art District
No. 4 Jiuxianqiao Road
Chaoyang District, Beijing 100015
Telephone: +86 10 5780 0200

Getting to UCCA

UCCA is located at the Dashanzi exit of Beijing’s Airport Expressway, between the high-rise bustle of Wangjing and the mellow tree-lined enclave of Lidu. The closest subway stops are Line 14 stations Wangjing Nan and Jiangtai (another station, Gaojiayuan, is under construction directly opposite the entrance to 798, but its opening has been repeatedly delayed.) Bus service is available at the Dashanlukou Nan and Wangyefen stops. Parking is available within 798 though can require patience and ingenuity. Taxis and rideshare services are also readily available.


UCCA Dune is hidden beneath the sands by the Bohai Sea in Beidaihe, a beachside retreat town 300 kilometers from Beijing long favored by everyone from ordinary residents to China’s central leadership. Designed by leading Chinese studio OPEN Architects, UCCA Dune has won many architectural awards since opening last October, and offers an aesthetic experience even beyond the exhibition on view.

Located within the Aranya Gold Coast—a resort community known for its innovative architectural and cultural offerings—a visit to UCCA Dune makes for a great chance to savor art, breath some ocean air, and get out of the city.



Tuesday to Sunday, 9:30-19:30 (Final entry: 19:00)


Aranya Gold Coast Community, Beidaihe, Hebei

Getting to UCCA Dune

Trains depart throughout the day from Beijing Station and Beijing Nan Station to Beidaihe Station, the fastest of which take around 2 hours. Train tickets tend to sell out fast, especially in the summer, so book in advance. After arriving at the station, local buses, taxis, or rideshare services can take you to Aranya Gold Coast. Driving from Beijing, in part along the G1 Beijing-Harbin Expressway, will get you to the museum in around 4 hours. We recommend purchasing UCCA Dune tickets in advance to ensure a smooth process at the entrance to Aranya, where staff may ask to see your ticket. 


Opened in May 2021, UCCA Edge occupies 5,500 square meters over three levels of the new EDGE tower in Shanghai’s Jing’an District. Designed by New York- based architects SO – IL, the museum includes 1700 square meters of gallery space as well as a wraparound outdoor terrace and public spaces including a lobby and auditorium. As an integral part of the UCCA constellation, UCCA Edge mounts exhibitions of leading Chinese and international artists, some developed exclusively for the Shanghai audience, some touring from other UCCA locations. Situated just north of People’s Square and Suzhou Creek, and directly above the Qufu Lu station of the Shanghai Metro in a bustling revitalized neighborhood, UCCA Edge has already become an essential destination and an integral part of Shanghai’s vibrant cultural fabric.


Tuesday to Sunday

10:00 – 19:00 (last entry at 18:30)

*hours may vary for special exhibitions or events



2F, No.88 Xizang Bei Lu, 

Jing'an District, Shanghai

Telephone: +86 21 6628 6861

Getting to UCCA Edge 

Driving from Pudong International Airport, taking Yingbin Expressway, Outer Ring Expressway, and then North-South Elevated Road, will get you to UCCA Edge in around 55 minutes. Driving from Hongqiao International Airport along Yan’an Elevated Road and North-South Elevated Road will take around 35 minutes. The closest Metro stop is Qufu Road (Exit 2) on Lines 8 and 12. The closest bus stops are Xizang Bei Lu-Qufu Lu and Qufu Lu-Xizang Bei Lu. Parking is available at EDGE. Taxis and rideshare services are also readily available.

Buy Tickets

Exhibitions at UCCA change frequently throughout the year, and admission fees vary based on the number and nature of the exhibitions on view. For UCCA Beijing, please purchase tickets on UCCA’s official WeChat account or visit the museum’s front desk, where cash and credit cards are accepted. (Unfortunately, our website does not currently support international ticket sales.) Discounted tickets are available for students with valid identification, seniors, and disabled guests. 

Visitors to UCCA Dune may purchase tickets on UCCA’s official WeChat account and show their electronic proof of purchase for entrance to Aranya Gold Coast Community, or alternately purchase tickets at the entrance of Aranya. Students and Aranya residents may purchase discounted tickets by showing valid identification.

Please scan the QR code to purchase tickets over WeChat.
International online ticketing coming soon. 

Admissions Guidelines

  1. Please cooperate with any requested security checks. It is prohibited to carry dangerous objects such as guns, ammunition, illegal knives, lighters, flammable and explosive materials, or radioactive and corrosive materials into the museum.
  2. Please do not bring food and beverages, art materials, pets, or anything that may impact the safety of the artworks into the exhibition space.
  3. Tripods, selfie sticks, suitcases, and bags/packages longer than 40 cm may not be brought into the exhibition space. Please prepare your bags before entering the museum. Storage lockers are available to store these items at no additional cost.
  4. Please use your ticket according to its specified conditions and period of validity. Ticket sales are non-refundable. Tickets may not be resold at a premium.
  5. Each ticket is valid for one person only; please have your ticket on you when entering exhibitions. Tickets are valid for one-time entry only. Children under 1.2 meters may enter for free, and must be accompanied by an adult.
  6. Seniors 60 and above, disabled guests, students, and minors over 1.2 meters in height are eligible for discounted tickets. Please bring valid identification with you to purchase or pick up discounted tickets.
  7. UCCA Members enjoy year-round access to all exhibitions. However, membership cards may be used only by the designated bearer. UCCA reserves the right to verify that the membership belongs to the bearer. Please present your membership card and identification for access to the museum. Members are entitled to one visit per day without the purchase of additional tickets, and may buy one discounted companion ticket per visit.
  8. Please follow the instructions of UCCA staff while in the museum and maintain a respectful attitude toward fellow visitors.
  9. In the event of changes to information regarding exhibitions, information published on official UCCA platforms will prevail. By purchasing tickets, visitors are deemed to have read these instructions in detail and agreed to all rules for visitors. 
  10. Conditions for admission may change based on specific exhibitions or events. Please cooperate with our staff.

UCCA Beijing

Birdhead: Yun Yun

2024.3.17 - 2024.6.30

Become a member

UCCA membership offers the perfect opportunity to more deeply experience all that China’s leading institution of contemporary art has to offer. Our membership program offers access to our many locations without the purchase of additional tickets, special welcoming gifts, priority exhibition entry, members-only events, great savings and discounts, exclusive benefits for families, and more. When you become a UCCA Member, you are making a significant contribution to our mission of fostering the development of contemporary art in China.


Scan the QR code to become a UCCA Member

*For more information, please speak to our staff at the front desk, or call +86 10 5780 0200 (Beijing) / +86 21 6628 6861 (Shanghai). To make a group purchase, please email us at

Membership Card

Annual Fee

CNY 500 / Person

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UCCA Membership Benefits


1. Access:

1.1: Members enjoy free admission to UCCA Beijing, UCCA Edge, and UCCA Dune, during the period of validity of their membership. Individual and Student Members are eligible for one visit a day without the purchase of additional tickets; parent members are eligible for one visit a day, and may be accompanied by one child under age 16 each without the purchase of additional tickets.

1.2 UCCA Offsite and UCCA Lab exhibitions are accessible for free or with discounted tickets, with the exception of special exhibitions (please consult the ticketing details for specific exhibitions to confirm available deals).


2. Priority entry: At UCCA Beijing, UCCA Edge, and UCCA Dune, members enjoy express entry through a priority lane.


3. EMembers receive invitations to exhibition openings, receptions, guided tours, and other members-only events (advance booking may be required for events with limited spaces available).


4. Welcoming gifts:

4.1 Receive two exhibition vouchers when purchasing Individual or Student membership (each voucher may be exchanged for one adult ticket to UCCA Beijing, UCCA Dune, or UCCA Edge during the validity period of your membership); Receive four exhibition vouchers when purchasing Parent-Child membership(each voucher may be exchanged for one adult ticket to UCCA Beijing, UCCA Dune, or UCCA Edge during the validity period of your membership).

4.2 Receive a special membership gift after purchasing membership (to receive a gift, voucher must be exchanged at UCCA Beijing or UCCA Edge within three months of purchase).

 5. Exclusive discounts:

5.1 Receive members’ discounts on UCCA public programs (cinema arts, lectures, panel discussions, readings, workshops, and more).

5.2 Enjoy discounts on paid tours at UCCA Beijing and UCCA Edge.

5.3 Enjoy an exclusive 10% discount at Badmarket UCCA.

6. Art for the whole family: Children of members (ages 2-8) may enjoy one complimentary trial class at UCCA Kids in Beijing or Shanghai.


7. Exclusive benefits for Parent-Child membership

7.1 Access to exclusive parent-child events

7.2 Special welcoming gift

7.3 If you have already purchased Parent-Child membership, and spend a set amount on UCCA Kids courses, you may eligible to have the cost of membership deducted from your child’s tuition fees. Please speak to a UCCA Kids course advisor to learn more.

Group Visits

UCCA offers specially tailored experiences for groups of visitors. Our staff have organized visits for primary and secondary schools, universities, multinational corporations, embassies, and government agencies, to name just a few.

If you plan to visit UCCA with a group, please contact us in advance so that we may best accommodate your needs. Groups of 20 or more are eligible to purchase discounted tickets. Fees for guided tours are determined based on the size of the group and length of the tour. 

To purchase group tickets or to schedule a tour please email or call +86 10 5780 0200.


UCCA Store

UCCA Store offers a winning mix of exhibition merchandise, a curated selection of objects from Chinese and international design brands, limited-edition artworks, and an art and design bookstore. UCCA Store’s new location sits behind the Atrium and connects to the Lobby. Drop by to get inspired and bring home a piece of the creativity on display at the museum. 
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