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    • Columbia Circle

      • Address
        1262 Yan'an Xi Lu, near Panyu Lu
        延安西路1262号, 近番禺路
      • Phone

      A historical compound that used to house, among other things, the old Navy Club, the Columbia Country Club--a popular hangout for Americans in the 20s and 40s--and a mansion built for Sun Ke, the son of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, by Hungarian architect Lazlo Hudec. After the... Read more

    • Palace IMAX Cinema (IAPM)

      • Address
        IAPM Mall, 6/F, 999 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu
        淮海中路999号6楼, 近陕西南路
      • Phone
        5109 3988

      As of 2016, this is one of the nicest and most futuristic places to see a movie in Shanghai. It's big: 6 halls and 1046 seats total. Facilities are great, with comfortable theater areas, and clean and comfortable 3D glasses. They've got RealD technology, if you're... Read more

    • Tank Shanghai

      • Address
        2350 Longteng Dadao, near Longyao Lu
        龙腾大道2350号, 近龙耀路
      • Phone
        6950 0005

      Tank Shanghai is the brainchild of Chinese collector Qiao Zhibing, opened in March 2019. The 60,000 square meter complex, the size of 11 American football fields, turns the former oil storage tanks for the Longhua Airport into galleries, bookstores, restaurants and... Read more

    • Propaganda Poster Art Centre

      • Address
        B/F, Bldg B, 868 Huashan Lu, near Fuxing Lu
        华山路868号B号楼, 近复兴西路
      • Phone
        6211 1845

      Located in the basement of a cluster of highrises on Huashan Lu, Propaganda Poster Art Center has a collection of hundreds of original posters from the Mao years as well as a gift shop selling Mao-era paraphernalia, original and copied propaganda posters, and various... Read more

    • Power Station of Art

      • Address
        200 Huayuangang Lu, near Miaojiang Lu
        花园港路200号, 近苗江路
      • Phone
        3110 8550

      The PSA is an impressive but cumbersome space, a huge building likened by curator Qui Zhijie to London’s Tate Modern. The PSA may have similar hardware to that legendary institution but it doesn’t have the software — the staffing, budgets, etc — to match.... Read more

    • HOW Art Museum

      • Address
        No. 1, Lane 2277 Zuchongzhi Lu, near Shengxia Lu
        祖冲之路2277弄1号, 近盛夏路
      • Phone
        5157 2277

      Established in 2017 and dubbed Shanghai’s first 'night museum,' for its later opening hours, HOW is a 7,000sqm, 3-story building, adjacent to a five-star art hotel. It also... Read more

    • China Art Museum

      • Address
        161 Shangnan Lu, near Guozhan Lu
        上南路205号, 近国展路
      • Phone
        400 921 9021

      A vast art museum, housed in the former Chinese Expo pavilion over in Pudong. Works on display span modern and contemporary periods, and there's also a steady rotation of temporary exhibitions, including lots from abroad. Good to know: it's free to get in, but you... Read more

    • Pearl Art Museum

      • Address
        8/F, Aegean Place, 1588 Wuzhong Lu, near Baizhang Lu
        吴中路1588号8楼, 近白樟路
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      Self-taught architect Tadao Ando’s 2017 project in Shanghai, it’s on the eighth floor of a gigantic shopping mall built above Line 10. “Egg” and “light” are two inspirations Ando applied to the whole project. It is kind of like a trapezoidal space with an elliptic... Read more

    • Fosun Foundation

      • Address
        600 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, near Dongmen Lu
        中山东二路600号, 近东门路
      • Phone
        630 55119

      Non-profit organization founded by Fosun Group and Fosun Foundation. The Art Center is co-designed by British design firm Foster + Partners and creative director Heatherwick Studio. The building features three layers of moving veils in appearance. The Art Center... Read more

    • YUZ Museum

      • Address
        35 Fenggu Lu, near Longteng Avenue
        丰谷路35号 近龙腾大道
      • Phone
        6210 5207

      Opened in May 2014, YUZ Museum Shanghai is the second major private institution to grace the city's West Bund area. This one is the brainchild of Chinese-Indonesian collector, Budi Tek and will host rotating exhibitions sourced from his own massive collection of... Read more

    • M50 Art District

      • Address
        50 Moganshan Lu, near Changhua Lu
        莫干山路50号, 近昌化路
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      50 Moganshan Lu, better known as M50, is Shanghai's most famous "gallery district," home to over 50 gallery spaces in Shanghai, and offers a cross-section of emerging Shanghainese and Chinese artists, working in a wide range of styles and mediums. Great for a day's... Read more

    • Modern Art Museum

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      • Address
        4777 Binjiang Da Dao, near Pudian Lu
        滨江大道4777号, 近浦电路
      • Phone
        6878 1390 / 6878 1339

      A former coal storage facility known as the Lao Bai Du Coal Warehouse (老白渡煤仓), it was transformed by Atelier Deshaus (who also did the West Bund’s Long Museum) into a museum. It has retained many of its original structures, like a long, elevated channel that runs... Read more

    • Urban Planning Exhibition Hall

      • Address
        100 Renmin Da Dao, near Xizang Lu
        上海城市规划展示馆, 人民大道100号, 近西藏路
      • Phone
        6318 4477

      One of Shanghai's best and most visited museums, the Urban Planning Exhibition Hall at People's Square documents the changing face of Shanghai and is an essential vising point for those interested in the evolution of the city. A perfect scale model of the entire city... Read more

    • Long Museum (West Bund)

      • Address
        3398 Longteng Avenue, near Fenglin Lu
        龙腾大道3398号, 近枫林路
      • Phone
        6422 7636

      Opened in 2014, the Long Museum West Bund is the second of Chinese billionaire collectors Liu Yiqian and Wang Wei's expanding empire. The architecture is stunning - right on the waterfront, it was designed by Liu Yichun of Atelier Deshaus. Inside is a veritable who's... Read more

    • Natural History Museum

      • Address
        510 Beijing Xi Lu, near Chengdu Bei Lu
        北京西路510号, 近成都北路
      • Phone
        6262 0280

      This new location for Shanghai Natural History Museum opened in Spring 2015. Shiny and new, its exhibitions are well funded, curated, and researched. Features dino-bots and lots of taxidermy, live bugs and amphibians, fossils and skeletons. Maximum educational... Read more

    • Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai

      • Address
        People's Park, 231 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huangpi Bei Lu
        人民公园, 南京西路231号, 近黄陂北路
      • Phone
        6327 1282

      The best part of the Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai (MOCA) is the prime location smack dab in a lovely green portion of People's Square. Sunlight and panoramic views pour in through the museum's floor to ceiling glass walls. International exhibitions are the... Read more

    • Powerlong Museum

      • Address
        3055 Caobao Lu, near Xinzhen Lu
        漕宝路3055号, 近新镇路
      • Phone
        6221 9111

      Powerlong is a real estate company and this museum is the show-and-tell space for its chairman, Xu Jiankang. Xu is a high-profile rich AF art collector and this is his non-profit space. The 23,000 square meter museum is anchored by a stunning minimalist ramp that... Read more

    • Shanghai Ming Contemporary Art Museum

      • Address
        436 Yonghe Dong Lu, near Pingxingguan Lu
        永和东路436号, 近平型关路
      • Phone
        6445 1199

      Opened in 2014, Ming Contemporary Art Museum (McAM) is located up north in Zhabei District. The vast, 15-meter height two-story building used to be a workshop in the Shanghai Paper Manufacturing Factory. It is now a non-profit institute, focuses mainly on... Read more

    • Shanghai Museum of Glass

      • Address
        Bldg 8, 685 Changjiang Xi Lu
        宝山区, 长江西路685号8号楼
      • Phone
        6618 1970

      Opened in Spring 2011, the Shanghai Museum of Glass is a welcome addition to the city's cultural scene. Housed in a renovated former factory, the beautifully displayed exhibits guide visitors through the history of glass, some of its lesser known applications and a... Read more

    • MIFA 1862

      • Address
        1777 Binjang Dadao, near Jimo Lu
        滨江大道1777号, 近即墨路
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      Japanese starchitect Kengo Kuma was called in to transform this 150+ year-old shipyard in Pudong into an artsy commercial space. He elected to keep most of the original structures in the 31,000 square meter space, preserving and reusing rusty steel girders, weathered... Read more

    • McKinnon Hotel

      • Address
        1013 Beijing Xi Lu, near Jiangning Lu
        北京西路1013号, 近江宁路
      • Phone
        5299 0571

      An ex-office block converted into five floors of fully-furnished, creepy, amazing sets for Punchdrunk's immersive reimagining of Macbeth entitled Sleep No More. Each floor is separately and painstakingly built into a tableau with cemeteries, sanatariums, dingy hotel... Read more

    • Rockbund Art Museum

      • Address
        20 Huqiu Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu
        虎丘路20号, 近北京东路
      • Phone
        3310 9985-1101

      Since its inaugural exhibition, “Peasant Da Vincis”, in 2010, RAM has been on some next-level shit. Nowhere else in the city has such a strong events program or such consistent, well produced shows. RAM has held major solos for some of China’s most celebrated... Read more

    • Shanghai Exhibition Centre

      • Address
        1000 Yan'an Lu, near Tongren Lu
        延安中路1000号, 近铜仁路
      • Phone
        2216 2216

      This gauche, sprawling palace on Nanjing Lu gifted by the Soviets to China in 1954 is tough to miss. Throughout the year it is the home to more than a dozen international exhibitions ranging from ShContemporary art show to the so-called "Millionaire's Fair." Read more

    • 1933

      • Address
        3F, 611 Liyang Lu, near Haining Lu (Adjacent to the Kowloon Hotel -- taxis know it as jiulong binguan)
        溧阳路611号, 近海宁路
      • Phone
        6501 1933

      1933 transforms an old art deco abattoir into a creative hub hosting restaurants, creative retail, design companies, artists, galleries and design and exhibition spaces across four heritage-listed building. Read more

    • Ferguson Lane

      • Address
        376 Wukang Lu, near Tai'an Lu
        武康路376号, 近泰安路
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      Ferguson lane is a cute complex comprised of restaurants, cafes, shops, and galleries, all set in a lovely outdoor setting. It's a good stop on an afternoon walk through the area and offers a nice escape weather in the form of coffee at Coffee Tree, cocktail at Le... Read more

    • Palace Cinema (IFC)

      • Address
        Shanghai IFC, LG1/F, 8 Shiji Da Dao, near Lujiazui Huan Lu
        世纪大道8号D座LG1楼, 近陆家嘴环路
      • Phone
        3126 7833

      Definitely a nice place to catch a flick in Lujiazui, the IFC branch of Palace is even nicer than the one in IAPM, as of 2016, anyway. However, unlike the IAPM branch, they don't do midnight premieres of blockbusters. Facilities are great, with comfortable theater... Read more

    • The Pottery Workshop

      • Address
        Bldg 1, Lane 180 Shaanxi Nan Lu, near Changle Lu
        陕西南路180弄1号甲, 近长乐路
      • Phone
        3368 5573

      The Pottery Workshop is a professional pottery studio, started in Hong Kong in 1985, with the Shanghai branch opening in 2002. They focus on ceramic art education for adults, though also children's classes. The equipment's imported from the US and Japan. The second... Read more

    • Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum

      • Address
        Bldg 3, 210 Wenshui Lu, near Wanrong Lu
        汶水路210号3号楼, 近万荣路
      • Phone
        6182 0539

      A sister site to Redtown's original Minsheng Art Museum, this one continues the bank-sponsored institution's remit: contemporary art from China and beyond. Opened in 2014, it's housed in the... Read more

    • West Bund Art Center

      • Address
        2555 Longteng Da Dao, near Fenggu Lu
        龙腾大道2555号, 近丰谷路
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    • Shanghai History Museum

      • Address
        325 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu
        南京西路325号, 近黄陂南路
      • Phone
        6323 2504

      Built in 1934 as the Shanghai Race Club and known for its iconic bell tower, the most recent two-year renovation of this space gave us one of Shanghai's best museums. It sports 9,800-square-meters (that's 2.42 acres) of exhibition area, with around 1,100 artifacts on... Read more

    • Mucha

      This is the first-ever presentation of the Mucha Family Collection in China, and the exhibition will feature over 200 original works of art by the celebrated Czech artist. In addition to his most prestigious Art Nouveau style posters,...
    • Anje Weithaas Violin Recital

      Prolific and talented German violinist Antje Weithaas started learning to play at four years old. Her musical career has seen her win prestigious awards such as the Kriesler Competition in Graz, the Bach Competition in Leipzig, and the...
    • Mamma Mia! (Mandarin)

      Here we go again! The smashiest of smash hit musicals, Mamma Mia, returns to Shanghai. Telling the heart-warming, humorous tale of a daughter trying to determine which 3 of her mother's former lovers are her biological father on the eve...
    • The Challenging Souls: Yves Klein, Lee Ufan, Ding Yi

      A unique exhibition showcasing avant-garde artists Yves Klein, Lee Ufan and Ding Yi. Coming from different cultural backgrounds of the west and east, these three artists polarise, to this day, the relentless pursuit of art through...
    • Sean Jones, Kurt Elling & Carnegie Hall's National Youth Jazz Orchestra

      Trumpeter, bandleader, composer, educator, activist and general top guy Sean Jones from Ohio is a true musical chameleon. His experience includes six years as lead trumpeter with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra ensemble, being a...
    • Pixar In Concert

      The world's most renowned animation studio, Pixar made its mark on history with its very first feature film, "Toy Story," released in 1995. Since then, it's gone on to win 15 Oscars, 10 Gold Globes, and 11 Grammy Awards, not least for...
    • The Twelfth China Art Festival

      The China Arts Festival is the highest-level and most influential national cultural and art event in China. During the festival, the China Art Museum will host three national-level big scale exhibitions: the National Excellent Art...
    • An Opera for Animals

      The collaboration between Rockbund Art Museum and Para Site, Hong Kong features 53 artists who challenge existing boundaries between art and other disciplines, including artisans, healers, teachers, researchers, filmmakers,...
    • Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake | The Musical

      In 1995, Matthew Bourne and New Adventures set the ballet world aflutter with their audacious interpretation of Tchaikovsky's iconic masterpiece. Bold, brilliant and vibrantly enthralling, this gender-bending, convention-breaking...
    • 2019 Great Theatre of China Theatre Festival

      The Great Theatre of China is debuting ten plays from around the globe over the span of three months. They include Pierre Pradinas' La Cantatrice Chauve (July 14, 15, 16), Richard Twyman's Othello (July 18, 19, 21), Mike Shepherd's Dead...
    • 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...
    • Royal Opera House Cinema: La Forza Del Destino

      The Royal Opera House Cinema is bringing one of Verdi's most ambitious scores to an enormous screen at the Shanghai Grand Theatre. Shown in high-definition, La Forze Del Destino tells the story of the Marquis of Calatrava, who forbids...
    • Nine Journeys Through Time

      “Nine Journeys Through Time” is an exhibition organized by Yuz Museum together with Alcantara, and evolves from the eponymous show previously presented in the Apartment of the Prince, Royal Palace in Milan, conceived and co-curated by...
      • Arts | YUZ Museum | Daily except Mon until Oct 7 2019
    • Mark Bradford: Los Angeles

      Organized by independent curator Diana Nawi, ‘Mark Bradford: Los Angeles’ is a site-specific exhibition that explores the evolution of Bradford’s practice over the past decade, and his treatment of themes from present-day American...
    • Daniel Arsham: Perpetual Present

      New York-based artist Daniel Arsham’s aesthetic revolves around his concept of fictional archaeology. Working in sculpture, architecture, drawing, and film, he creates and crystallizes ambiguous in-between spaces or situations, and...
    • Roald Dahl's Matilda: The Musical

      The Royal Shakespeare Company's award-winning musical based on the classic children's book by Roald Dahl is coming to Shanghai! It tells the story of young Matilda, a bright and curious child who loves books, as she deals with a shallow,...
    • Blue Man Group 2019

      Blue Man Group is comedy, theater, rock concert and dance party all rolled into one. This wildly popular phenomenon delivers an unforgettable, multi-sensory experience. It’s an outrageous evening of entertainment. See the show that has...
    • Dreamgirls: The Broadway Musical

      The Tony Award winning Broadway musical that inspired a Golden Globe Award winning film is coming to Shanghai! Telling the story of the Dreams, a group of young singers trying to make it big in showbiz in the 60s, with all the highs and...
    • Hélène Binet: Dialoghi,Works from 1988 to 2018

      This is the French-Swiss photographer’s first solo institutional exhibition in China. It will offer a comprehensive overview of Binet’s accomplishment in more than 100 works of analog photography, including some of the most iconic photos...
    • Piaf! La Vie en Rose

      Piaf! follows the tremendous story of the great Edith Piaf, weaving her iconic songs into the fabric of her life and career, from singing on the streets, to small bars, to Carnegie Hall in New York. This production by director Gil...
    • Attraction - Let Love Win

      Hungarian shadow theatre group Attraction rose to fame during a performance at the London 2012 Olympics, in which they depicted many traditional sports within the five Olympic rings. They also won the UK talent show Britain's Got Talent...
    • Queen Tribute Concert

      Queen! Men! Myths! Legends! Mixing stadium rock, metal, glam, and Freddie Mercury's operatic vocals, Queen exploded into the rock arenas around the world with the over-the-top performance antics of their lead singer and the intricate...
    • 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...
    • Swan Lake For Children

      After a successful tour last year, The Russian State Ballet is back for their China tour with their mesmerizing touring ballet production, presented in a child-friendly, one-hour format. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's iconic Swan Lake was...
    • Näss - Massala Dance Company

      Led by their founder Fouad Boussouf, the Massala Dance Company provide the Shanghai International Dance Center with their 60-minute original ensemble piece that explores and interprets the cross-cultural influences of North African dance...
    • Blackstone Magic Show | SECRET (Chinese Language)

      The Pearl Theater and the tricksy illusionists at Blackstone Magic Bar team up for another incredible up-close magic show. On August 2-3, they'll be performing an immersive magic feast entitled "SECRET." Close range magic, illusions, and...
    • Sensory Canvas

      "Sensory Canvas" consists of two groups and four closely related topics, bringing 9 works by 8 artists. "Form of Nature" and "Form of Motion" present artists who try to reshape or unravel nature and posture, form in different forms,...
    • Sean Jones, Kurt Elling & Carnegie Hall’s NYO Jazz of USA

      Trumpeter, bandleader, composer, educator, activist and general top guy Sean Jones from Ohio is a true musical chameleon. His experience includes six years as lead trumpeter with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra ensemble, being a...
    • Summer of Love

      A photo exhibition about lovers and marriage through the lens of four photographers. “Summer of love” presents Liu Heung Shing’s Love in Spring: the discreet expression of love during a special era in China; Maleonn’s My Mobile Photo...
    • Xavier Veilhan & Izumi Kato Dual Exhibition

      Xavier Veilhan’s first solo exhibition on Chinese territory presents a series of newly produced works from each of his significant formal research fields: variations on both human and animal statuary, mobile sculptures and Rays...
    • Tatsuo Miyajima: Being Coming

      On 4pm, May 17, 2019, the Japanese artist Tatsuo Miyajima will launch his largest solo exhibition in Shanghai. The exhibition will feature representative LED installations and performance artworks of each period since Miyajima started...
    • Giovanni Ozzola and Yang Fudong Dual Solo Exhibitions

      Giovanni Ozzola's first exhibition in China will follow the thread of the changes and repetitions of night and day, presenting elements of exploration, lines of sight and horizons, echoing the civilizational history of Shanghai as it...
    • 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...
    • Yoshitaka Amano: Fantasy in Daylight

      This solo exhibition of Japanese artist Yoshitaka Amano showcases nearly 200 original paintings, 32 large-scale hand-painted original works, and 5 animated film works, reviewing his works over the years. Amano is a painter, character...
      • Arts | MAMSH | Daily except Mon until Sep 1 2019

      After launching its massive immersive contemporary art exhibition at Powerlong Museum, art group WAVELENGH opened its own venue in Changning. The debut show brought pop art and surrealism art from Philip Colbert and Trevor Andrew (Gucci...
    • L'Amour Immortel | Grand Dance Drama

      Deep in the woods, among silken veils, an otherworldly romance unfolds with a gaze between a ghost and a man! Taking inspiration from the literary classic Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio and Tsui Hark's 1987 film classic "A Chinese...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • VOID by Jin Haiying | Dance Performance

      VOID explores the essence of traditional Korean dance through a modern lens, presented in two parts by Jin Haiying, a Korean dance artist born and raised in China. ACT I is inspired by a dance called "Sha’erpuli Dance." Translated from...
    • St.Petersburg Eifman Ballet The Brothers Karamazov

      The Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg was established by Boris Eifman in 1977, the creator of more than forty ballet performances and holder of honorary titles like People’s Artist of Russia, Laureate of the State Prize of the Russian...
    • Duet - A Tan Ping Retrospective

      “Duet” is a solo exhibition of Tan Ping curated by the renowned art historian and critic Wu Hung, on June 15th, 2019. Set in the present, the exhibition is a retrospective anthology of the 35 years of the artist’s creative career. Over...
      • Arts | YUZ Museum | Daily except Mon until Sep 22 2019
    • Le Rouge et Le Noir: L'Opera Rock [French]

      Based on the the French classic novel, "The Red and the Black" by Stendhal, father of modern fiction, this is a rock opera adaption by François Chouquet. It's the story of a low-born but ambitious young man in the Napoleonic era, who...
    • Junya Ishigami: Freeing Architecture

      Power Station of Art in Shanghai and the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain presents the young Japanese architect Junya Ishigami's debut solo exhibition in China, covers 20 groups of architectural projects such as KAIT Workshop,...
    • MOTSE: Over and Over Again

      "MOTSE: Over and Over Again" is the first stop of the new media art tour in Shanghai. New media art team MOTSE 墨子 brings 17 large-scale works of art in various forms such as interactive visuals, mechanical devices, and sculptures to the...
    • Four Seasons / The Butterfly Lovers

      A cultural event from Festival Hong Kong 2019 lands in Shanghai for a presentation by the acclaimed Hong Kong Dance Company. Two dance performances with stunning, evocative stage setting accompany to pieces of classic music. "Four...
    • Pietro Tagliaferri & Francesco Attesti

      Francesco Attesti is an Italian pianist of international acclaim. Among his generation of musicians, he is considered one of the finest interpreters of the Romantic and early Twentieth Century Repertoire. He began practicing the piano at...
    • I Am Tango by Tango Lovers

      I Am Tango tells a story of a man named Tango, whose essence is represented by a bandoneon, a type of concertina popular in Uruguay and Argentina essential within Tango dance. Tango and his bandoneon go back in time to explore the...
    • Roses in the Salad

      From the book by Bruno Munari comes a theater show for small children. It's a game that'll put wings on your imagination... starting from vegetables. Have you ever seen roses in a salad? The show has been performed at the 2017 Edinburgh...
    • Li Shan: Decoding

      Li Shan’s solo exhibition “Decoding” will be exhibiting the avant-garde artist's continued explorations into BioArt. “Decoding” alludes to the unfolding of double helix structure in genome, which biological information could be humanly...
    • Exception

      12 pieces of newly created sculptures of various material by Wu Houting. Free.
      • Arts | Gallery 55 | Daily except Mon until Jul 21 2019
    • iStage Musical Theatre Camp 2019

      iStage Academy is offering a series of one-week Musical Theatre camps that involves singing, dancing and acting. The week will be rounded off by a performance. Applicants aged 5-8 are welcome between June 17-23 for a chance to perform in...
      • Arts, Community, Sports & Recreation | 1088 Plaza | Daily until Jul 23 2019
    • Free Your Inner Child Through Animation

      Storytelling is a time-honored tradition as old as mankind itself. Stories transcend the bonds of friendship and acquaintance, and bind together groups of people who would otherwise have nothing in common. Visual storytelling is a key...
    • New York, New York

      Ahh, New York, New York. Empire city; the Big Apple; the capital of the world; The city so nice, they named it twice. No matter how you say it, it’s a city full of dreamers. Dreamers with the same old story. Girl dreams of fame. Girl...
    • Moscow State LM. Lavrovsky Ballet: Gala

      The Moscow State LM. Lavrovsky Ballet, named after the prestigious Russian ballet choreographer Leonid Lavrovsky, is a non-profit organization founded in 1993, financed by the culture commission of the Moscow government. The Moscow State...
    • Der Elefantenpups (Mandarin)

      A child-friendly audiovisual symphony, blending story and music. Based on a German picture book by Heidi Leenen with music by Christian Klaessen, it follows a friendly Animal keeper, his elephant and his zoo friends as they explore the...
    • Murder on the Oriental Express

      A murder aboard a snow-stopped train… There was a victim, and you can help us find out the killer. During the course of the party, everyone tries to find out who the murderer is. (The murderer, meanwhile, tries to avoid detection!)...
      • Arts, Dining | FOGO | on Sat Jul 27 2019
    • Looking Back: for the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Shanghai

      The year 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of Shanghai. The Long Museum (Pu Dong) will hold a special exhibition entitled “Looking Back: for the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Shanghai A Special Exhibition on...
    • IN THE FLESH presents 'Click, click'

      IN THE FLESH presents 'Click, click' choreographed and performed by Pian Pian Li with Music by Monty Hoffmann. IN THE FLESH is a performance series that addresses the issue of available space for independent artists working in...
    • FreeSteps - Body Scenes

      FreeSteps is a ten-year-project initiated by Su Wei-Chia in 2013, aiming to re-explore the boundaries of dance. FreeSteps shows how choreography can be simply and persistently about the body, peeling off layers of body characteristics...
    • Little Red Riding Hood [Chinese]

      Japanese theatre company Hikosen’s adaption of the classic Brothers Grimm fairytale stands out for replacing the darkness of the original tale with something more humorous and lighthearted. It is about a lovely little girl full of...
    • Au Bonheur des Vivants

      French mime duet Les Âmes Nocturnes are touring their show Au Bonheur des Vivants - a performance that adds a little humor to our greatest joys and fears. Think something in between a Tim Burton movie and the Addams Family. True...
    • Notre Dame of Paris

      Based on the acclaimed novel by Victor Hugo, Notre Dame of Paris tells the story of the bell-ringer Quasimodo, his tragic love for the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda, set in and around the soaring, brooding towers of the most famous cathedral...
    • Acrobatics Festival 2019

      A fun, lively mix of performance, song, dance and tons of physical (and physically demanding!) comedy. A troupe of well-known comedy artists who stay active on the Russian and world comedy stages all year round. Some actors are still in...
    • 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...
    • Fantasies and Reflections – Lenka PETROVIĆ

      Belrgrade-born harpist Lenka Petrović is the first prize winner of the prestigious 20th International Harp Contest in Israel in 2018 and is the first Serbian to win the prize. She also won the Irina Kaganovsky prize for the best...
    • “Summer Dream”

      In this dual exhibition, artists Wang Qifeng and Yan Xiaoqian is dream of those bygone days and this has inspired them to a modern representation of these ancient Chinese beauties, their elegance and poetry, their aesthetic values and...
    • Shanghai City Ballet Kids Summer Camp 2019

      From June to August, Shanghai City Ballet are offering week long courses of ballet, jazz and hip-hop dance camps with a performance at the end. A week of half-days costs 1,800rmb, full days is 3,600rmb. Children aged between 3 and 12 can...
    • ColorJam Mini Museum Art Summer Camp

      ColorJam will have their Mini Museum art summer camp from July 22 to August 23. Kids will study a world-famous museum every week, exploring its history, culture, architecture, paintings and sculptures. In order, it's the Louvre, Galleria...
      • Arts, Community | ColorJam | from Jul 22 until Aug 23 2019
    • 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...
    • Universe of Water Particles in the Tank

      Japanese art collective teamLab will showcase a new art installation titled Universe of Water Particles for the opening of the new art museum TANK Shanghai. The giant digital art piece sees a waterfall cascading down the tank which...
    • Under Construction (group)

      As part of the opening program, TANK Shanghai will showcase a group exhibition of 13 Chinese artists. The exhibition’s themes are “partial, experimental, and imperfect” and will include works from Zhang Xiaogang, Xu Zhen, Zeng Fanzhi and...
    • Playing Cards with Himself

      Quan Hongyi's individual exhibition "Playing Cards with Himself" comprises 12 pieces of canvas works engaging social and individual subjects, Hongyi depicts human life and existence on his canvas to intervene in the social progress....
      • Arts | Gallery 55 | from Jul 27 until Aug 25 2019
    • Return to Nature - Chinese Master's Art Works

      An exhibition of the art works of four Chinese Masters: Walasse Ting, T'ang Haywen, Chun Teh-chun and Zao Wou-ki. 30rmb ticket for single person. 68rmb one person ticket plus one coffee drink. 228rmb two people tickets plus high tea...
      • Arts | WS Cafe | Daily until Aug 25 2019
    • From 3200 to 0 & 32 Chapters

      Chinese contemporary dance in two parts. The first half, a fifteen minute performance by choreographer Zhaxi Wangjia, is called "From 3200 to 0" comes out of Tibetan identity. As the altitude changes from one's hometown to here, at sea...
    • 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...
    • Elephant in the Room

      This interpretive dance performance by the National Young Dancers Development Plan and China Contemporary Dance Biennial explores the theme of "the elephant in the room"; something that embodies immense solitude, silence and truth that...
    • MusicLAB Summer Camp 2019

      Music Lab are offering weekly music courses with a 50-minute lesson each week, giving 1.5-6 year olds the opportunity to discover dancing, singing and rhymes. It costs 1,540rmb for the full 7-week course. They are also offering two...
    • 2019 Summer Programs

      Oogie Art is a global art school with campuses in New York, Boston, Seoul, Busan, and Shanghai. For their 2019 summer programs, they're offering five options: Summer Portfolio Intensive, a 4-10 week program for 9-12 graders looking to...
      • Arts, Community | Oogie Art | Daily until Aug 31 2019
    • In Between Days IX

      In Between Days is unveiling a new and intriguing array of paintings, sculptures, and installations from seven artists. The exhibition will mark three Chinese artists Ouyang Sulong’s, Fan Xuechao’s, and Sha Shuang’s first collaboration...
    • 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...
    • Hello, ONE PIECE

      This official ONE PIECE exhibition is co-organized by Japan Shueisha and Toei Animation Co., Ltd., and supervised by the celebrated manga artist Eiichiro Oda himself, whose works has sold more than 300 million copies. It restores Oda's...
    • And Quiet Flows the Don

      Based on the Nobel Prize winning story by Mikhail Sholokhov, "And Quiet Flows the Don" is the first of two productions made by Grigory Kozlov and the St. Petersburg Masterskaya Theater about the dramas and upheavals of the Russian Civil...
    • Animalism - George Hayashi Solo Show

      "Humans use language to breed protocol standards. Compared with animals, infants need much longer time to be looked after and educated. Animals can stand up to adapt to the environment the moment they get born,because only the fittest...
    • 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...
    • (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...
    • 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...
    • Violin and Cello Duet | Sándor & Ádám Jávorkai

      Hungarian violinist Sándor and cellist Ádám are coming to Shanghaif for a filial duet. Sándor was first introduced to the violin at age three under the guidance of his father, debuted at the tender age of five, and has performed with the...
    • 1862Live: Yunggiema

      Yunggiema is a singer from the Menba minority people who emigrated from Bhutan to the Southeast region of Tibet over 300 years ago, and sings songs and stories of her clans-people passed down to her by her grandmother. Her brand of...
    • 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...
    • 1862Live: Ana Alcaide

      Born in Toledo, Spain, Ana Alcaide's fascinating collaboration between music and the study of cultures and traditions has gained her international recognition in the world music scene. She holds a biology degree with a specialization in...
    • 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...
    • An Individual Soliloquy By Yabin Studio

      “An Individual Soliloquy” is the latest production of the 10th year and 9th season of Yabin and Her Friends. It's the first project of its Silk Road Series, which covers dance works inspired by the history and folktales surrounding the...
    • Photofairs

      Big exhibition dedicated strictly to the photographic medium, now in its fifth year. Expect 50+ contemporary photo galleries from around the region displaying their artists' work.
    • Color Of Water

      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...
    • 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...
    • Perimeters, Edges, and Walls

      Walls define our space and our lives. Walls surround us, and without them man would be small, unimportant, and lost in nature. People erect walls to separate themselves from the natural world and to legitimize their existence, to build a...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Piano Recital by Mikhail Pletnev

      The Russian pianist, composer and conductor will perform renditions of Mozart and Beethoven at Shanghai's Shaoc Concert hall on October 26. Pletnev's rise to fame started when he won the Gold Medal at the VI International Tchaikovsky...
    • Art021 (TBC)

      This high-end art fair, named after Shanghai's area code, is now in its fifth edition and always good for a look-see. If previous incarnations are anything to go by, expect a who's who of blue-chip international galleries and top-notch...
    • Freedom is the Most Valuable Element of Glass Art

      Immediately after graduation from the National School of Applied Arts in Paris, Eric Bonte purchased his own workshop and began his pursuits as an independent artist. This type of daring and adventurous spirit is still evident in his...
    • Swan Lake | State Ballet of Georgia

      The ballet company of the Tbilisi Ballet State Theatre is coming to Shanghai to perform the classic Tchaikovsky ballet, a piece it has performed for over 100 years, with choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov. Art direction on this...
    • Titanic The Musical

      Titanic The Musical is on course to dock in the port of Shanghai at the end of 2019. The story of the infamous voyage that claimed that lives of over 1,500 people was first brought to the stage way back in 1997, with the musical...
    • Bel Canto Singers: When Mozart Meets Da Ponte

      Ever heard of a "Pop Opera"? Well, now you have. When Mozart Meets Da Ponte is a new show based on the 3 operas of Mozart and Da Ponte - "The Marriage of Figaro", "Cosi fan Tutte" and "Don Giovanni", with many of the songs mashed up into...
    • Li Yundi Sonata China Tour 2019 - Shanghai

      Chinese piano prodigy Li Yundi is embarking on a world tour this year. Popularly known as just Yundi, he's famous for being the youngest pianist to win the International Frédéric Chopin Piano Competition, in 2000, at the age of 18, and...
    • Chicago: The Musical

      The legendary director and choreographer Bob Fosse had the vision for Chicago in 1975 when he obtained the rights from the original book writer Maurine Watkins. He joined forces with the musical team of John Kander and Fred Ebb who had...


    • Tartuffe | Lithuanian National Drama Theatre

      Tartuffe! The Imposter! The Hypocrite! The famous Molière theatrical comedy, first performed in 1664. King Louis XIV censored the thing, don't you know! It follows the story of religious scammer and fraud Tartuffe, as he charms the head...
    • 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...
      • Arts, Nightlife | The Pearl | on Thu Jul 18 2019
      • 2019-07-18 Finished
    • The King's Singers Shanghai Concert 2019

      Named after their prestigious school Kings College in Cambridge, The King's Singers are a British a cappella vocal ensemble originally founded in 1968 when recently graduated choral scholars from King's College performed at the Southbank...
      • Arts | SHOAC | on Thu Jul 18 2019
      • 2019-07-18 Finished
    • MISA 10th Festival

      The 10th Music in the Summer Air (MISA) kicks off at the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall. This year, the tenth anniversary invites international stars and ensembles to perform music for an entire week in July. See the likes of Dutoit...
    • 但行

      Gu Jing, Chen LiHong, Li XingYu, Lin HaoFan, Wang Zhe, Zhang Le and Zhang Ju,7 Chinese based printmakers are bringing their characteristic prints to show you the way of self-responding to the reality. Free.
      • Arts | SmSh Territory | Daily except Mon until Jul 15 2019
      • 2019-06-15 Finished
    • Nickolodeon PAW Patrol Live! China Tour

      A live stage version of the popular TV show, PAW Patrol's a group of six rescue dogs and their tech-savvy friend Ryder, sharing lessons about citizenship, social skills and problem-solving. They're kicking off a China Tour for two shows,...
    • a'a'a'jiao: an ID

      This show is part of HOW NOW exhibition series featuring young Chinese artists. From How Art Museum: "Faced with the given predicament, if artists hope to play any sort of role in all of this, then they must first posit their practices...
    • Xue Song: Phoenix Art from the Ashes

      This large-scale solo exhibition is curated by Jeffrey Spalding, presenting Xue Song's artistic creation spanning more than 30 years. Xue Song has lived and worked in Shanghai for more than 30 years; his work expresses deep affection for...
    • Art After Dark Exhibition Series: Disrupt

      The first two night group exhibition of the Art After Dark Series with Yu Guo Chan, Nick Y., and Vincent Wen. Opening reception will have a chance to meet the artist, view their works, and have a drink. VIP ticket holders will have an...
      • Arts, Community | SmSh Territory | Daily until Jul 14 2019
      • 2019-07-13 Finished
    • Peppa Pig Live - Rainy Days! (Mandarin)

      July 5 sees the Shanghai PG Theatre host Peppa Pig Live - Rainy Days in Mandarin. Life-size puppets and costume characters come together in an unforgettable adventure for Peppa and all her favorite pals, including Gerald Giraffe, Suzy...
      • Arts | SmSh Territory | Every Fri, Sat, Sun until Jul 14
      • 2019-07-05 Finished
    • Disney On Ice 2019 Tour

      Your favorite Disney characters on ice-skates return to Shanghai! Disney On Ice has been dazzling people since 1981. Hosted by Mickey and Minnie Mouse, explore the world of Arendelle from Disney's Frozen and sing along as Anna embarks on...
      • Arts | MB Arena | Daily until Jul 14 2019
      • 2019-07-12 Finished
    • Acting on Film Workshop

      Action on Film Workshop (Lazetich system) this coming weekend 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Pantomiming, improvisation, basic fight choreographing, Meisner technique, scene studies and the list goes on! 1,000rmb.
      • Arts, Community | 9 Clouds Studio | Daily until Jul 14 2019
      • 2019-07-13 Finished
    • Nickelodeon PAW Patrol Live! China Tour

      A live stage version of the popular TV show, PAW Patrol's a group of six rescue dogs and their tech-savvy friend Ryder, sharing lessons about citizenship, social skills and problem-solving. They're kicking off a China Tour for two shows,...
    • Fun with Fact & Fiction: Literary Shanghai talk

      Tim Tomlinson, founder of the New York Writers Workshop and Professor of Writing at NYU's Global Liberal Studies program joins us for an insightful discussion. In 2017, the New Yorker published “A Letter to My Mother That She Will Never...
    • The Wizard Of OZ | Broadway Musical

      The enchanting tale of Not-Kansas by Frank L. Baum and one of cinemas most enduring classics, adapted for stage! The production of The Wizard of Oz is a spectacular celebration of the 1939 MGM film, a new, refreshed and lavish rendition...
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