Shanghai Grand Stage & Lyceum Theatre

Shanghai Grand Stage (Shanghai Gymnasium)

Shanghai Grand Stage, formerly known as Shanghai Gymnasium or Shanghai Indoor Stadium, is located opposite the famous Huating Hotel in southwest of the city. The Indoor Stadium established in 1975 was once one of the largest gymnasiums in China. In 1999, it was rebuilt and renamed Grand Stage. Besides the large gymnasium, it has also some smaller gymnasiums and stadiums, including a swimming pool, a badminton gymnasium, a pingpong room, a volleyball room, a tennis court and a basketball field. Now Shanghai Grand Stage events include not only sporting events, but also many conferences and performances. Many pop singers prefer to hold their vocal concerts here. The capacity of Shanghai Grand Stage can reach to 12,000 people. Shanghai Grand Stage tickets can be purchased at the Ticket Center of this theatre.

 Shanghai Grand Stage Address: No. 1111, North Caoxi Road, Xuhui District
Transportation: Take bus no. 42, 43, 72, 401, 864 or 927, or metro line 1, and get off at the stop of Indoor Stadium.

Shanghai Lyceum Theatre

Lyceum Theatre, founded in 1930, was located at Maoming Lu and surrounded by some first-class hotels such as Garden Hotel, Jin Jiang Hotel, etc. It was renamed Shanghai Arts Theatre in 1952 but its original name was restored in 1992. The theatre was rebuilt a few years ago and shown a new unique look to the world. The design of the auditorium is a combination of contemporary nostalgia and Roman architecture of the 18th Century, giving it a feeling of resplendence, magnificence and pageantry. The stage retained the original elegant European architectural style. With a seating capacity of 680, the theatre is suitable for performances of drama or small scale musical and symphony concerts. Lyceum Theatre embodies a comfortable environment and convenient transportation which attracts a lot of visitors home and abroad.

 Shanghai Lyceum Theatre Address: No. 57, South Maoming Road, Huangpu District
Transportation: Take bus no. 26, 41, 104, 955 or 24, and get off at Shanxinan Lu. Then walk to Lyceum Theatre.

- Last updated on Mar. 25, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai Grand Stage & Lyceum Theatre
Asked by Steven Porter from US | Jan. 21, 2019 09:11Reply
How do I purchase tickets? - Peking Opera
Date: 2/6/19
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Answered by Justice from DENMARK | Jan. 21, 2019 18:59

Do you refer to the tickets of Lyceum Theatre?
If yes, the booking page only has Chinese version. You can ask help for the hotel staff. Or try to dial 021-51270808 and see whether if they can book in advance.
Asked by Miriam from USA | Sep. 18, 2017 06:47Reply
Peking Opera in Shanghai in October
I had been to Peking Opera on Fuzhou Road during my last visit to SH. Is it possible to find out the programme this October?
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Answered by Amenda from UNITED KINGDOM | Sep. 20, 2017 02:30

Yes, you can still go to Yi Fu Theatre in Fuzhou Rd to enjoy the Peking opera this October.
Asked by Peter from ZANG | Jan. 03, 2016 00:24Reply
Are there any German performances in Lyceum Theatre in 2016?
Could you also please send the link of the Chinese website of the theatre?
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Answered by Mina | Jan. 03, 2016 03:29

According to the latest schedule, there is no German performances. Just pay close attention to this website. I notice they update the performance info correctly and timely. And the theatre has no official website, even no one in Chinese. Sorry for this!
Asked by Abondi from THE NETHERLANDS | Sep. 29, 2015 05:57Reply
"Taming of the Shrew" performance, do I assume correctly this will be in English?
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Answered by Ellen from SINGAPORE | Sep. 30, 2015 01:32

Yes, it will be English. You can go and see.
Asked by Mr John Cannon from ENGLAND | Aug. 23, 2013 07:42Reply
Ref.The Lyceum Theater, Shanghai in1876
I have a programme/Book Of The Words of 'a performance of 'Trial by Jury' by Gilbert and Sullivan, at the Lyceum Theatre, dated 22nd February 1876. This was virtually certainly the earliest AMATEUR performance of a Gilbert and Sullivan opera in the world, and Sullivan's Brother, Fred, was at that time still playing, in the original production at the Opera Comique in London, the role of the Learned Judge that he created. Was this Lyceum Theatre on the same site at the present 1930 Lyceum Theatre and do you have historical details of it, please? Would you like me to send you a scan of this extremely historical programme? I am hon. archivist of The Gilbert and Sullivan Society, founded 1924.
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Answered by Yoyo from CHINA | Aug. 24, 2013 03:26

Yes, the present theatre is in the same place as that in 1930. Before 1949, it had more amateaur performances including dramas, musics, dances and operas as well as movies. In 1952, it was renamed SH Arts Theatre and was renamed Lyceum Theater in 1991.
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