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    • teamLab Borderless

      • Address
        Bldg. C-2, 100 Huayuan Gang Lu, near Bansongyuan Lu
        花园港路100号C-2号楼, 近半淞园路
      • Phone

      A futuristic wonderland of a museum, by Japanese digital art collective teamLab. Inside, it's a fantasy world spread across many rooms, with endlessly changing and interactive projections creating a disorienting trip akin to that bit in 2001: A Space Odyssey where... Read more

    • Columbia Circle

      • Address
        1262 Yan'an Xi Lu, near Panyu Lu
        延安西路1262号, 近番禺路
      • Phone
        3258 8818

      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

    • 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

    • 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

    • Centre Pompidou x West Bund Museum

      • Address
        2600 Longteng Dadao, near Longteng Lu
        龙腾大道2600号, 近龙腾路
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      Until 2025, Centre Pompidou is collaborating with the West Bund Group to establish the most significant artistic exchange between France and China to date. The exterior of the building, designed by David Chipperfield, is nothing compared to its Parisian original, but... Read more

    • Propaganda Poster Art Centre

      • Address
        7/F, East Bldg, 726 Yan'an Xi Lu, near Jiangsu Lu
        延安西路726号东楼7层, 近江苏路
      • Phone
        139 0184 1246

      This is the new location for this slightly secretive museum. During December 2019, it moved out of its old basement and into this old-fashioned office building. Propaganda Poster Art Center has a collection of hundreds of original posters from the Mao years as well... 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

    • 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

    • Museum of Illusions

      • Address
        2/F, 168 Jiujiang Lu, near Jiangxi Zhong Lu
        九江路168号2楼,近江西中路
      • Phone
        6333 0883

      The 16th edition of the Croatian Museum of Illusions. The popular international attraction features puzzles, holograms and general optical trickery that will leave you well and truly bamboozled. Read more

    • M50 Art District

      • Address
        50 Moganshan Lu, near Changhua Lu
        莫干山路50号, 近昌化路
      • Phone
        n/a

      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

    • 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

    • 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

      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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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 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

    • 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 Arts and Crafts Museum

      • Address
        79 Fenyang Lu, near Taiyuan Lu
        汾阳路79号, 近太原路
      • Phone
        6437 0509

      Live craft demonstrations make this museum a popular choice for tourists with children. Watch traditional jade carving, lantern making, paper cutting and embroidery. There is an overpriced gift shop on the ground floor for visitors convenience. Read more

    • Prada Rong Zhai

      • Address
        186 Shaanxi Bei Lu, near Nanjing Xi Lu
        陕西北路186号, 近南京西路
      • Phone
        2218 0200

      Once the residence of Rong Zongjing, a late Qing Dynasty industrialist dubbed "The King of Flour," this western-style garden mansion has worn a couple of different hats over the subsequent decades. In 1949, it was rented to the China Economic Research Institute, in... Read more

    • Shangyin Opera House

      • Address
        6 Fenyang Lu, near Huaihai Zhong Lu
        汾阳路6号,近淮海中路
      • Phone
        6431 5741

      This eight-story project by the Shanghai Conservatory of Music has an impressive horseshoe-shaped opera house, four rehearsal rooms, a lecture hall, and a handful of terraces on the top floor. The opera house itself has 1,200 seats across four tiers, with a... 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

    • Madame Tussaud's

      • Address
        10/F, New World Department Store, People's Square 68 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Xizang Lu
        南京西路2-68号, 新世界商厦10楼, 近西藏路
      • Phone
        6358 7878

      Located on the tenth floor of the New World Building, Madame Tussauds allows visitors to mingle with the rich, famous and (sometimes) deceased. Aside from taking your picture onstage with Michael Jackson you can also walk through Madame's maze of horror. This... 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

    • 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

    • 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 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

    • Design Shanghai

      Some 300 home design brands set up shop in a massive exhibition center. As ever, the fair is divided into three main sections: contemporary, classic and collectibles, with big brands including Vitra, HAY and Swarovski all sharing their...
    • Photofairs

      Big exhibition dedicated strictly to the photographic medium, now in its seventh year. Expect 50+ contemporary photo galleries from around the region displaying their artists' work.
    • West Bund Art & Design

      The numbers are staggering: in 20,000 square meters, more than 110 galleries from all parts of the world showed over 3,000 artworks by roughly 800 artists in 2019. Expect more blockbuster art for 2020. Dates are still TBC.
    • Suzhou Ballet Theatre: Romeo and Juliet (Canceled)

      This creative version of Romeo and Juliet, the century-old classic, combines elements from traditional Chinese culture. A fusion of East and West, the production takes its ballet roots and melds them with classical Chinese aesthetics....
    • A Night with Chris Botti 2020 Live in Shanghai (Reservation)

      Grammy Award-winning trumpeter and composer Chris Botti is bringing his tour to Shanghai and Beijing in 2019. He has become the largest-selling American instrumental artist since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed CD When I...
    • Jin Xing Dance Theater: Random Goodbyes

      Jin Xing Dance Theater was established in 1999 as the first private modern dance group in China. Together with the famous dancer Jin Xing, the artistic director of the theater, and a true pioneer of Chinese modern dance, Jin Xing Dance...
    • Fat White Family China Tour

      English rock band Fat White Family was founded in a Peckham squat in 2011. Their music explores the grim, often more perverse topics like the toxicity of masculinity and sexual desire. Anti-gentrification, anti-consumerism,...
    • Harmonic Series

      Harmonic Series is choreographed by GN | MC Guy Nader | Maria Campos for the Xiexin Dance Theatre and was co-commissioned by the Shanghai International Dance Center. It is based on the dance vocabulary that the two have been developing...
    • YUNGBLUD: Twisted Tales Of The Ritalin Club

      Born in Yorkshire, England, YUNGBLUD first picked up a guitar at age two, began writing his own songs at age 10, and moved to London to kick-start his music career when he was 16. After sharpening his musical vision by mining inspiration...
    • David Stern Performs Zhou Tian and Korngold with SSO

      David Stern's musical leadership is spread across three continents. Whether conducting a major symphony orchestra, baroque opera, teaching vocal master classes or defending cultural activities, Stern keeps his musicians, students and...
    • Anson Chen LIVE 2020: Lost In Thoughts

      A spellbinding show where the mystery of your mind is explored. Anson Chen has mesmerized audiences across the world with his unique form of magic, mind-reading and hypnosis over the past 15 years. His work combines magic, psychology and...
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      For decades now, Elisabeth Leonskaja has been among the most celebrated pianists of our time. In a world dominated by the media, Elisabeth Leonskaja has remained true to herself and to her music, and in doing so, is following in the...
    • Shostakovich Symphony No.13

      Shotakovich: Symphony No.13 in B-flat minor, Op.113 “Babi Yar” will be performed by the SSO led by Krzysztof Penderecki with Gábor Boldoczki on trumpet and Shenyang on bass. The Estonian National Male Choir will also be participating....
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      One of the biggest hits on Broadway, "Come From Away" is a musical that tells the true story of the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. It depicts the extraordinary convergence on September 12, 2001, when...
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      Tom Walker, the Scottish born, Manchester-bred singer-songwriter broke through with his International hit single "Leave A Light On," becoming one of the biggest songs of 2018 as well as a featuring on the global Sony Bravia TV campaign....
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      Secret Cinema is a pioneering group from London, creating immersive experiences based on movie plots. Using a combination of music, theater, and multi-media installations, Secret Cinema brings the stories from films to life in the real...
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      Something quite different from all the pop and indie rock that’s happening around town during the end of the year. Alexandro Querevalu, originally from the Andes, was born in Lima, Peru, to a humble and hard·working family. The oldest...
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      TETRIS Mon Amour is a metaphor for our life. When Tetris was invented back in 1984, it quickly conquered the world, a simple computer game, but fascinating and addictive. Choreographer Roni Haver was also once hooked on it. With TETRIS...
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      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...
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      Power Station of Art is presenting its first-ever exhibition dedicated to works from the museum’s permanent collection. Covering a wide range of media including video, photography, painting, sculpture, installation, and literature, the...
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      With the second most extensive collection of modern art in the world, Centre Pompidou can undoubtedly present a historical perspective for any medium. In a nonlinear maze-like form, this exhibition brings works by artists that pioneered...
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      Long Yu is currently artistic director and chief conductor of the China Philharmonic and of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, music director of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, and principal guest conductor of the Hong Kong Philharmonic...
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