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  • Shanghai Oriental Art Center

    • Stage
    • Theatre
    • Jazz
    • Address
      425 Dingxiang Lu, near Shiji Dadao
      丁香路425号, 近世纪大道
    • Phone
      6854 1234

    French Architect Paul Andreu's 40,000 sqm blossoming five-petal flower constructed from glass, wood and steel is a new Pudong landmark for concerts and classical performances. Each petal marks a separate space: entrance hall, performance hall, concert hall,... Read more

  • Shanghai Grand Theatre

    • Stage
    • Theatre
    • People's Square
    • Address
      300 Renmin Da Dao, near Huangpi Bei Lu
      人民大道300号, 近黄陂北路
    • Phone
      6327 3094 / 6386 8686

    It certainly is Grand. This has been the modern hub for Shanghai's premier performance acts including ballet, drama and classical music since it opened in 1988, and it really embraces its prime location in the midst of People's Square. The Grand Theater is probably... Read more

  • Shanghai Center Theater

    • Theatre
    • Shanghai Centre
    • Jing'an
    • Address
      1/F, Shanghai Center, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Xikang Lu
      南京西路1376号 上海商城1楼, 近西康路
    • Phone
      6279 7132

    Shanghai Center Theater is home to one of they city's biggest tourist attractions, the acrobat show, which goes on almost every evening. Despite its excellence, the show is rarely sold out and tickets can be purchased at the concierge downstairs. The venue itself is... Read more

  • Dramatic Arts Center

    • Theatre
    • Anfu Lu
    • Xuhui
    • Address
      288 Anfu Lu, near Wukang Lu
      安福路288号, 近武康路
    • Phone
      6473 0123

    The Dramatics Art Center hosts the better English-language productions in Shanghai, including one or two works by the Bard each year. Tucked way away down small Anfu Lu it's an unexpectedly robust structure with an impressive theater. Read more

  • Lyceum Theatre

    • Theatre
    • Cinemas
    • Xuhui
    • Address
      57 Maoming Nan Lu, near Changle Lu
      茂名南路57号, 近长乐路
    • Phone
      6217 8530, 6258 4832

    Lyceum theater is just steeped in history. Built in the 1930s Shanghai boom days, it was once an amateur dramatics society. In more recent, calmer times Lyceum screens a combination of terrible blockbusters and critic worthy "films." It's also a satellite for the... Read more

  • Ke Center

    • Stage
    • Arts
    • Theatre
    • Address
      613-B Kaixuan Lu, near Yan'an Xi Lu
      凯旋路613号, 近延安西路
    • Phone
      6131 3080

    The Ke Center serves as the official venue for local theater group Shanghai Repertory Theater (SRT). Several times a year, SRT stage various English-language productions, from Shakespearean classics, to modernist comedies of manners, to absurdist provocation. Click... Read more

  • Yunfeng Theatre

    • Stage
    • Theatre
    • Jing'an
    • Address
      1700 Beijing Xi Lu, near Jiaozhou Lu
      北京西路1700号, 近万胶州路
    • Phone
      6255 0500

    Charming old theater hidden on Beijing Xi Lu, right in central Jing'an that does mostly Chinese-language productions. They did some renovation in 2014, ahead of the Shanghai Bund production.... Read more

  • The Pearl

    • Nightlife
    • Stage
    • Dining
    • Address
      471 Zhapu Lu, near Wujin Lu
      乍浦路471号, 近武进路
    • Phone
      137 6488 9962

    This historic theater up in Hongkou was once a temple, then it was Chinatown, now it's a bubbling club/lounge/bar regularly hosting cabaret theater shows. It's a really beautiful old space with a gallery and theater boxes, with a real feeling of history in the wood,... Read more

  • Q.S.W. Culture Center

    • Nightlife
    • Stage
    • Arts
    • Address
      179 Yichang Lu, near Jiangning Lu
      宜昌路179号, 近江宁路
    • Phone
      6266 3191

    This is a huge government-backed music and arts center. It hosts musical and stage performances from classical to rock, plus has dance studios and areas for kids to learn about music. There are also a number of recording studios on site, with the whole package aimed... Read more

  • Himalayas Center

    • Stage
    • Arts
    • Shopping
    • Address
      1108 Meihua Lu, near Fangdian Lu
      梅花路1108号, 近芳甸路
    • Phone
      5033 9801

    Developed by Zendai Group and designed by renowned architect Arata Isozaki, the Himalayas Center houses the Zendai Musuem and art space as well as the Jumeriah Hotel. Read more

  • Majestic Theatre

    • Stage
    • Theatre
    • Jing'an
    • Address
      66 Jiangning Lu, near Nanjing Xi Lu
      江宁路66号, 近南京西路
    • Phone
      6217 4409

    The historic art deco Theatre was built in 1941 and is one of Shanghai's oldest and most ornate theatres. It has a capacity of 1640 seats. Opera in Chinese is occasionally performed by local and touring groups, and the theatre is worth attending just for the... Read more

  • Bandai Namco Dream Hall

    • Nightlife
    • Stage
    • Theatre
    • Address
      179 Yichang Lu, near Jiangning Lu
      宜昌路179号, 近江宁路
    • Phone

    Formerly the QSW Culture Center, the Bandai Namco Dream Hall is a huge live music venue with one of the best sound systems in Shanghai. It contains two separate venues. Q.Hall is the larger, and has room for 1500 people on two levels, or 600 people at a seated... Read more

  • Shanghai Culture Square

    • Stage
    • Theatre
    • Xuhui
    • Address
      597 Fuxing Zhong Lu, near Shaanxi Nan Lu
      复兴中路597号,近陕西南路
    • Phone
      5461 9961

    A major player in the Shanghai stage scene. Shanghai Culture Square is a regular host to musicals, concerts and dramatic theatre ranging from Les Miserables to Paw Patrol Live. While it is smaller than the Shanghai Grand Theatre in People's Square, the 65,000 square... Read more

  • Children's Art Theatre of China Welfare

    • Stage
    • Theatre
    • Xuhui
    • Address
      643 Huashan Lu, near Wulumuqi Bei Lu
      中国福利会儿童艺术剧院 华山路643号, 近乌鲁木齐北路
    • Phone
      6248 2081

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  • Shanghai City Theatre

    • Stage
    • Theatre
    • Address
      4889 Dushi Lu, near Mingdu Lu, Minhang District
      闵行区都市路4889号 莘庄地铁站南广场
    • Phone

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  • Shanghai Theatre Academy

    • Stage
    • Theatre
    • Xuhui
    • Address
      630 Huashan Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu
      上海戏剧学院, 华山路630号, 近乌鲁木齐路
    • Phone
      6248 1866

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  • Shanghai Cultural Information & Booking Center

    • Stage
    • Theatre
    • Jing'an
    • Address
      272 Fengxian Lu, near Nanjing Xi Lu
      奉贤路272号, 近南京西路
    • Phone
      6217-2426

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  • Experimental Theatre of the Shanghai Theatre Academy

    • Theatre
    • Address
      670 Huashan Lu
      华山路670号
    • Phone
      6248 2920

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  • Cine Club de Alliance Francaise

    • Stage
    • Theatre
    • Cinemas
    • Address
      6/F, 297 Wusong Lu, near Haining Lu
      吴淞路297号6楼, 近海宁路
    • Phone
      63575388

    This French language school and community hub hosts semi-regular film nights of classic and contemporary French cinema. For more info and programs, go to www.afshanghai.org. Read more

  • Sigma Film Club

    • Nightlife
    • Dining
    • Theatre
    • Address
      3A, Block 3, 601 Waima Lu, near The Old Dock
      外马路601号3号库3A楼, 近老码头
    • Phone
      6330 1555

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