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  • The Pearl

    • Address
      471 Zhapu Lu, near Wujin Lu
      乍浦路471号, 近武进路
    • Phone
      136 2168 8556

    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

  • Shanghai Oriental Art Center

    • 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

    • Address
      300 Renmin Da Dao, near Huangpi Bei Lu
      人民大道300号, 近黄陂北路
    • Phone
      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 International Dance Center

    • Address
      1650 Hongqiao Lu, near Shuicheng Lu
      虹桥路1650号, 近水城路
    • Phone
      5299 0372

    State of the art dance performance and education hub, covering 39,100 sqm spread over ten buildings. They're got a huge, sleek and modern-looking 1,000+ occupancy grand theater, as well as smaller experimental spaces, all specially designed for dance. Opened in 2016... Read more

  • Shanghai Concert Hall

    • Address
      523 Yan'an Dong Lu, near Jinling Zhong Lu
      延安东路523号, 近金陵中路
    • Phone
      4008 918 182

    The Cadillac Shanghai Concert Hall occupies a small (compared to the Grand Theatre on the other side of Renmin Dadao) historical concert building near the Dashijie metro station. First opened in 1930, it was relocated 66 meters to the south-east of its original... 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

  • 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

  • Manderley Bar

    • Address
      2/F, 1013 Beijing Xi Lu, near Jiangning Lu
      北京西路1013号2楼,近江宁路
    • Phone
      3279 8899

    Live music venue on the 2nd floor of the McKinnon hotel. Also fronts as a theatre. Read more

  • Bandai Namco Dream Hall

    • 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

  • Great World (Da Shi Jie)

    • Address
      1 Xizang Nan Lu, near Yan'an Dong Lu
      西藏南路1号, 近延安东路
    • Phone

    Four floors of ICH -- intangible cultural heritage scattered around the venue. Showcasing historical objects from not just Shanghai, but around China. It also has a big stage in the center, a few stages/ theaters on each floor. Events such as traditional opera,... Read more

  • Sigma Film Club

    • 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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  • Majestic Theatre

    • 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

  • The Very Open Mic!

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    • Phone

    Once you're done with your google spreadsheets and reports in the office, do you have the need to unleash the real you? To share? To give? To be heard? The Very Open Mic (VOM) welcomes any form of expression through art, and thrives on like-minded people getting... Read more

  • Know Dance House

    • Address
      No. 51, Lane 103 Jianguo Zhong Lu, near Sinan Lu
      建国中路103弄51号, 近思南路
    • Phone
      159 0081 9980

    KNOW DANCE HOUSE was established in December 2018. They aim to offer a home studio feel with a bright atmosphere and a modern environment. They teach different social dancing styles, including contemporary, ballet, classical ballet and ballroom latin dance, as well... Read more

  • Plus Space

    • Address
      228 Tangzi Jin Lu, near Guozhan Lu
      塘子泾路228号, 近国展路
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  • Shanghai Children's Art Theatre

    • Address
      800 Miaojiang Lu, near Xizang Nan Lu
      苗江路800号, 近西藏南路
    • Phone

    Shanghai Children's Theatre is currently the city's only professional-level stage designated for children's drama performances. It can seat 1,088 audience members and has the kind of fancy equipment found in other contemporary theaters in town: a vertically... Read more

  • Theatre 520

    • Address
      4/F, 650 Xianxia Lu, near Anlong Lu
      仙霞路650号, 近安龙路
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  • Shanghai Culture Square

    • 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

  • New Shanghai Theater

    • Address
      1186 Fuxing Zhong Lu, near Shaanxi Nan Lu
      复兴中路1186号, 近陕西南路
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  • Shanghai Centre Theatre

    • Address
      4/F, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Xikang Lu
      南京西路1376号4楼, 近西康路
    • Phone
      6279 7132

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