Shanghai Grand Theater

Shanghai Grand TheaterWith a distinctive architectural style and a brilliant appearance, Shanghai Grand Theater is a city landmark. Located at People's Square in the city center, it faces People's Avenue to the south, North Huangpi Road to the west and Shanghai Municipal Government Building to the east.

Opened in 1998, the Grand Theater has one of the largest and best equipped automatic stages in the world. It was designed by ARTE Charpentier, a famous architecture design company established by Jean-Marie Charpentier, a brilliant French architect and urban planner. When night falls, the whole construction resembles a crystal palace.

The capacity of Shanghai Grand Theater covers 64,000 square meters, containing three large, medium and small theaters. The Grand Theater adopts the most advanced automatic mechanical stage in the world and equips with advanced lighting and stereo facilities. Nowadays, the Grand Theater is the stage for world-class works of art, international art activities and education.

Shanghai Grand TheaterConcerts performed at the Grand Theater include The Three Tenors, plus many European operas, classical music dramas and musical concerts by the top symphony orchestras. Performances by some of the world's most-famous ballet companies are often given in the large theater. Also, a number of original Chinese operas, dramas, pantomimes and traditional musical concerts can frequently be seen. Quite a few international art activities are held here, including the China Shanghai International Art Festival, the SCO Members Art Festival, the Shanghai International Film Festival, the French Culture Year, the Italian Culture Year and the German Culture Week. People can find detailed 2019 performance schedule on this page.

How to Buy Tickets

1. Buy performance tickets at Ticket Center of Shanghai Grand Theater.
It is located at Gate No. G1 (No. 200, North Huangpi Road). The opening hours of Ticket Center are 09:00 to 20:00 from Monday to Sunday.
2. Book the tickets by phone or e-mail.
Ticket Booking Line: +86 021-400-106-8686
3. Purchase the tickets at the official website of Grand Theater.
4. Other Ticket Centers in downtown area:
Huangpu District: 1F, Shenxin Mansion, No. 200, East Ninghai Road
Changning District: Shanghai International Gymnastic Center, No. 565, West Zhongshan Road
Jing’an District: No. 272, Fengxian Road
Xuhui District: Building F, 16F, Shiye Mansion, No. 18, North Caoxi Road

How to Get to Shanghai Grand Theater

 By Metro:
Take Metro line 1, line 2 or line 8 to get to People's Square Station. Then walk southwest around 500 meters to find the theater.

 By Bus:
Take bus No. 23, 49, 109 or 324 to get to North Huangpi Road Wusheng Road. Then walk north around 200 meters to arrive at Shanghai Grand Theater.
Take bus No. 46, 49, 123, 145 or 312 and get off at People's Square. Then walk northwest around 350 meters.


2019 Shanghai Grand Theater Performance Schedule

Performance Date Ticket Fare (CNY)
Ballet: Swan Lake 19:30, Jul.1st (Mon.) 1280, 1080, 880, 680, 580, 480, 280, 160, 80
Drama: Sherlock Holmes The Sign of Four 19:30, Jul.2nd ~ 7th 380, 280, 180, 120, 60, 50
Ballet: Night of Paris 19:30, Jul.4th ~ 5th 1080, 880, 680, 580, 480, 380, 280, 160, 80
Drama: A letter from the Unknown Woman 19:30, Jul.10th ~ 13th;
14:00, Jul.14th (Sun.)
380, 250, 200, 150, 100, 50
Kunqu Opera: Liu Ji Fu Sheng 19:15, Jul.13th (Sat.) 680, 480, 380, 160, 80
Drama: Life Opinions of Two Dogs 19:30, Jul.16th ~20th;
14:30, Jul.20th ~ 21st
380, 250, 200, 150, 100, 50
Musical Drama: Mamma Mia! 19:30, Jul.19th ~ 21st; 23rd ~ 28th; Jul.30th ~ Aug.4th
14:00, Jul.20th ~ 21st; Jul.27th ~ 28th; Aug.3rd
680, 480, 380, 200, 100, 80
Antje Weithaas Violin Recital 19:30, Jul.22nd (Mon.) 380, 280, 160, 50
Children Play: One Starry Night out of the Blue 10:30, 15:30, 19:30,  Aug.3rd ~ 4th 480, 380, 280, 180, 50
Musical Drama: Les Choristes 19:15, Aug.8th ~ 11th; 13th ~ 17th;
14:00, Aug.10th ~ 11th; Aug.17th ~ 18th
880, 580, 380, 280, 180, 80
Concert: Beethoven Piano Sonatas 19:30, Aug.12th (Mon.) 280, 210, 160, 50
Concert: Castle In the Sky 19:30, Sept.6th (Fri.) 380, 280, 220, 180, 100, 50
Concert: For Alice 19:30, Sept.12th (Thur.) 380, 280, 220, 180, 100, 50
Concert: Canon In D 19:30, Sept.13th (Fri.) 380, 280, 220, 180, 100, 50
Drama: Rhinoceros In Love 19:30, Sept.26th ~ 29th;
14:30, Sept.28th (Sat.)
380, 280, 220, 180, 100, 50
- Last modified on May. 31, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai Grand Theater
Asked by Priest Annette from AUSTRALIA | Jul. 23, 2019 05:41Reply
Are theatre tours available for tourists?
Will be visiting Shanghai in late October 2019 and would like to have a tour of the theatre and see a show. Anything available?
Answers (1)
Answered by Benny from USA | Jul. 28, 2019 18:39

Yes, there are lots of shows in Shanghai Grand Theater in late October like Antigone, piano concert. However, the online ticket booking page only has Chinese version. You can purchase the tickets when you arriving there.
Asked by Joel Kaplan from CANADA | Jun. 30, 2019 17:51Reply
Are there any performances of Shanghai Theater during November 5-7, 2019 scheduled?
Answers (1)
Answered by Kara from USA | Jun. 30, 2019 22:57

I'm sorry but there is no performance during that period.
Asked by Margaret Nadine Burke from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 11, 2019 05:42Reply
Is there a Ballet or Symphony performance in Shanghai over March 24-27?
I'd like to book tickets for a ballet or symphony orchestra over march 24-27 2019. How can I find the program? Many thanks, Margaret
Answers (1)
Answered by Christopher from FINLAND | Mar. 18, 2019 01:16

As I know, there is no ballet performance during that period of time. You can find the performance schedules on the websites of these theaters.
Asked by TULLI from FRANCE | Nov. 15, 2018 13:05Reply
How to get program of events on March and April 2019 at Shanghai Grand Theater
(or Performance Schedule 2019)

Thank you in advance
Answers (1)
Answered by Malia from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 15, 2018 22:07

On its official website, only the performance schedule of 2018 is available. And the programs of 2019 hasn't been scheduled yet. You can keep close eyes on its updates.
Asked by ALINA KOBOS from CANADA | Aug. 09, 2018 17:48Reply
When is this performance on The National Children’s Choir of Great Britain Concert?
Answers (1)
Answered by Vinnie from NEW ZEALAND | Aug. 10, 2018 00:21

Oh, it was August 7, 2018. It’s a pity you have missed them.
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