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Where to go out, dance, and revel. Hand-picked events in Shanghai, curated by a team with combined decades in town.
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Aug
20
  • ERA - Intersection of Time

    Shanghai's most popular acrobatic show is back for a special series of performances, showcasing the gamut of traditional and contemporary Chinese acrobatics from aerial walking, bowl balancing, and trampoline shows to high flying trapeze...
Aug
21
  • Pixie Dolls

    Inspired by the legendary Parisian cabaret show “Le Crazy Horse de Paris”. Come see exquisite femmes, as they tempt you with their carnal intercontinental charm. For the first time in Shanghai, we welcome you to experience the iconic...
Aug
22
  • Punchdrunk's 'Sleep No More'

    Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More is an award-winning theatrical experience that tells Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth through a darkly cinematic lens. Produced by SMG Live and Punchdrunk International. Audiences move freely through the...
  • Pixie Dolls

    Inspired by the legendary Parisian cabaret show “Le Crazy Horse de Paris”. Come see exquisite femmes, as they tempt you with their carnal intercontinental charm. For the first time in Shanghai, we welcome you to experience the iconic...
Aug
23
  • Punchdrunk's 'Sleep No More'

    Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More is an award-winning theatrical experience that tells Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth through a darkly cinematic lens. Produced by SMG Live and Punchdrunk International. Audiences move freely through the...
  • The Dark Circus Experience - Noire Soiree

    After a two year hiatus, The Pearl welcomes back The Dark Circus Experience with two shows that are more immersive and interactive than ever before. The Dark Circus team have singers, acrobats, aerialist, dancers, actors, magicians and...
  • A Leaf In The Storm: A Dance Drama By Beijing Dance Theater

    Inspired by the novel of the same title by Lin Yutang, A Leaf in the Storm depicts war-torn China during the Second Sino-Japanese war, just before the American entrance in 1941. Against a backdrop of total catastrophe, A Leaf in the...
Aug
25
  • ERA - Intersection of Time

    Shanghai's most popular acrobatic show is back for a special series of performances, showcasing the gamut of traditional and contemporary Chinese acrobatics from aerial walking, bowl balancing, and trampoline shows to high flying trapeze...
Aug
26
  • ERA - Intersection of Time

    Shanghai's most popular acrobatic show is back for a special series of performances, showcasing the gamut of traditional and contemporary Chinese acrobatics from aerial walking, bowl balancing, and trampoline shows to high flying trapeze...
Aug
27
Aug
28
  • Punchdrunk's 'Sleep No More'

    Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More is an award-winning theatrical experience that tells Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth through a darkly cinematic lens. Produced by SMG Live and Punchdrunk International. Audiences move freely through the...
  • Madagascar The Musical

    Yes! It's a musical, based on the super-popular Dreamworks animation following the exploits of a bunch of zoo animals washed up on the island off Africa! Debuted in 2018, follow Alex the Lion, played by X-Factor winner Matt Terry, Marty...
  • From In

    The China Contemporary Dance Biennial continues with another performance by a talented young dancer. "From In" is a choreographed by Xie Xin, who won gold at the 13th Seoul International Dance Contest, who also performs in the 11-person...
Aug
29
Aug
30
  • Punchdrunk's 'Sleep No More'

    Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More is an award-winning theatrical experience that tells Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth through a darkly cinematic lens. Produced by SMG Live and Punchdrunk International. Audiences move freely through the...
  • ERA - Intersection of Time

    Shanghai's most popular acrobatic show is back for a special series of performances, showcasing the gamut of traditional and contemporary Chinese acrobatics from aerial walking, bowl balancing, and trampoline shows to high flying trapeze...
Aug
31
  • Web Traffic 3.0

    This combination of dance, theatre and multimedia projection tells a story of Liu Xiaoliang, a female anchor who, along with her team, face the highs and lows of live broadcasting that leads them on a journey to understand the rules of...
  • I Didn't Say Anything

    "I Didn’t Say Anything" is a contemporary dance performance choreographed by Lian Guodong, an alumnnus of the Beijing Modern Dance Company, and performed by his long-time partner, the acclaimed Lei Yan. The 60 minute performance explores...
Sep
4
  • Punchdrunk's 'Sleep No More'

    Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More is an award-winning theatrical experience that tells Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth through a darkly cinematic lens. Produced by SMG Live and Punchdrunk International. Audiences move freely through the...
  • Andre and Dorine

    In a quiet small room, an elderly couple and their son, an event comes to break the monotony. The cello playing recalls a merrier time from younger days. Without words, the mime embraces human experience. Andre and Dorine has toured...
Sep
5
  • Back to the 80s

    The Pearl is hosting a "Back to the 80s" live show. The Pearl's house band, the Red Stars, zoom back in time with Marty McFly to pick up the hits of the 80s. A tribute to Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Bon Jovi and many many more. Doors...
Sep
6
Sep
7
  • The Little Elephant

    Founded in 1976, Italian theatre group La Baracca Testoni Ragazzi have been working in the field of theatre for children and early years for the past 40 years. The company’s productions are addressed exclusively to children and young...
  • Punchdrunk's 'Sleep No More'

    Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More is an award-winning theatrical experience that tells Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth through a darkly cinematic lens. Produced by SMG Live and Punchdrunk International. Audiences move freely through the...
  • (Même) pas peur du loup!

    (Même) pas peur du loup! is a film/concert that, through various points of view, continents and techniques, aims to show "the big, bad wolf" as something that isn't really very scary at all. More like ridiculous, and even friendly...
  • Odyssey Of A Sardine

    Founded in 1976, Italian theatre group La Baracca Testoni Ragazzi have been working in the field of theatre for children and early years for the past 40 years. The company’s productions are addressed exclusively to children and young...
Sep
8
  • Punchdrunk's 'Sleep No More'

    Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More is an award-winning theatrical experience that tells Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth through a darkly cinematic lens. Produced by SMG Live and Punchdrunk International. Audiences move freely through the...
Sep
11
  • Eugene Onegin | Tchaikovsky Opera

    The two hour and fifty minute show includes one intermission. The show will be sung in Russian, with Chinese and English subtitles. Since the premiere of Tchaikovsky in Moscow in 1879, the opera "Evgeny Onegin" has been staged thousands...
Sep
12
  • Punchdrunk's 'Sleep No More'

    Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More is an award-winning theatrical experience that tells Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth through a darkly cinematic lens. Produced by SMG Live and Punchdrunk International. Audiences move freely through the...
  • Multimedia Physical Theatre: LEO

    Stuck in a room with seemingly nowhere to go, Leo tests the limits of his strange, new world and makes the delightful discovery that he is, in fact, superhuman. Leo can scale walls like Spiderman, dance on the ceiling like Fred Astaire...
  • St. Petersburg Eifman Ballet Anna Karenina

    The Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg was established by Boris Eifman in 1977, who himself has created more than forty ballet performances and obtained honorary titles such as the People’s Artist of Russia, the Laureate of the State Prize...
Sep
13
  • Upside Down

    Founded in 1976, Italian theatre group La Baracca Testoni Ragazzi have been working in the field of theatre for children and early years for the past 40 years. The company’s productions are addressed exclusively to children and young...
Sep
14
Sep
16
  • Evita The Musical

    The famed West End musical, based on the life of Argentina's First Lady, Eva Peron, is coming to Shanghai. A sung-through drama, it follows the story of a young common girl who struggled her way up through post-World War 2 Argentina to...
Sep
18
  • Punchdrunk's 'Sleep No More'

    Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More is an award-winning theatrical experience that tells Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth through a darkly cinematic lens. Produced by SMG Live and Punchdrunk International. Audiences move freely through the...
Sep
20
Sep
21
  • WWE Live

    WWE brings violence, mayhem, and outrageous clothing to the Mercedes Benz Arena for the fourth year running! The likes of Roman Reigns, Kofi Kingston, Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Asuka, Finn Bálor, Xavier Woods, The IIconics, Shinsuke...
Sep
22
  • Punchdrunk's 'Sleep No More'

    Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More is an award-winning theatrical experience that tells Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth through a darkly cinematic lens. Produced by SMG Live and Punchdrunk International. Audiences move freely through the...
Sep
26
  • Punchdrunk's 'Sleep No More'

    Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More is an award-winning theatrical experience that tells Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth through a darkly cinematic lens. Produced by SMG Live and Punchdrunk International. Audiences move freely through the...
Sep
27
  • Punchdrunk's 'Sleep No More'

    Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More is an award-winning theatrical experience that tells Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth through a darkly cinematic lens. Produced by SMG Live and Punchdrunk International. Audiences move freely through the...
  • U-Theatre: The Colours

    The creation of The Colours comes from a type of calligraphy work called Lao Chuang by calligrapher Dong Yang-Zi. It is a brand new production by U-Theatre's artistic director Liu Ruo-Yu and music director Huang Chih-Chun, and consists...
Oct
1
  • Swan Lake by Russian State Ballet

    After a successful tour last year, The Russian State Ballet is back for their China tour with a full, mesmerizing touring ballet production. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's iconic Swan Lake was first performed one hundred and thirty-five...
Oct
3
Oct
4
  • Punchdrunk's 'Sleep No More'

    Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More is an award-winning theatrical experience that tells Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth through a darkly cinematic lens. Produced by SMG Live and Punchdrunk International. Audiences move freely through the...
Oct
5
  • Punchdrunk's 'Sleep No More'

    Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More is an award-winning theatrical experience that tells Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth through a darkly cinematic lens. Produced by SMG Live and Punchdrunk International. Audiences move freely through the...
  • I Love Science

    The European parent-child science show "I Love Science" is a series of research activities aimed at children between the ages of 4 and 12, helping them learn science and interact with their parents. By combining scientific learning with...
  • Russian State Ballet pres. Sleeping Beauty

    Sleeping Beauty, the classic tale perhaps most famously told by Disney, is adapted to ballet by the Russian State Ballet, with stunning set pieces and colorful costumes! When the curtain rises, the court assembles for Princess Aurora's...
  • Interactive Mime Theater: Perhaps, Perhaps... Quizás

    Perhaps you’ve felt lonely. Perhaps you've felt so lonely, lonely enough to don a white dress, hum Mendelssohn’s Wedding March and rehearse the ceremony. That’s the set-up for Gabriela Muñoz’s wordless show, a heart-wrenching yet...
Oct
6
  • The Nutcracker by Russian State Ballet

    The Nutcracker is one of Russia's most renowned Russian ballets, featuring Tchaikovsky's instantly recognizable score, and a Christmas classic. When midnight strikes the audience is swept into a fairy tale world of toy dolls, where the...
Oct
10
  • Punchdrunk's 'Sleep No More'

    Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More is an award-winning theatrical experience that tells Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth through a darkly cinematic lens. Produced by SMG Live and Punchdrunk International. Audiences move freely through the...