Shanghai Performing Arts

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ERA–Intersection of Time

This troupe performs more than 15 acts per show of remarkable gravity-defying stunts. Performances are held at Shanghai Circus World,...

Kunqu Opera Troupe

Kunqu opera originated in Jiangsu Province more than 400 years ago. Because of the profound influence it exerted on other Chinese opera...

Lyceum Theatre

Although the renovation of Shanghai's oldest theater sadly replaced the richly stained wood with glaring marble and glass, the design...

Shanghai Acrobatics Troupe

This troupe performs remarkable gravity-defying stunts at both the Shanghai Centre Theater, inside the Portman Ritz-Carlton and at Shanghai...

Shanghai Concert Hall

More than a decade ago, city officials spent $6 million to move this venerable concert hall two blocks to avoid the rumble from the nearby...

Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center

The city's premier theater venue and troupe, the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center presents an award-winning lineup of its own original pieces,...

Shanghai Oriental Art Center

This cultural powerhouse presents traditional Chinese works as well as a superb selection of Western shows. The Royal New Zealand Ballet,...

Yifu Theatre

Not only Beijing Opera but also China's other regional operas, such as Huju, Kunqu, and Yueju, are performed regularly at this theater...

Downstream Garage

This small underground space hosts everything from experimental dance to performances of Joe Orton's edgy What the Butler Saw . Occasional...

Jing An Hotel

Every Sunday, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra performs chamber music in the lobby of the Jing An Hotel. Past concerts have included pieces...


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