Shanghai Oriental Art Center

Shanghai Oriental Art Center, which opened at the end of 2005, is considered to be a fashionable landmark of the city. Located at Pudong Administration and Culture Center, it was designed by Paul Andreu, a famous French architect. With this special Oriental Art Center architecture, the five hemispherical halls connected together make the whole construction appear like a shining butterfly. The five halls are used respectively for entrance, performances, concerts, exhibitions and operas. The Oriental Art Center capacity can reach thousands of people every year.

At present, Shanghai Oriental Art Center has successfully held various quality performances and cultural events. Saturday Brunch Concert is held here every week, showing various kinds of performance, including opera, children chorus, cello, piano, jazz, zither masterpiece and incidental music and so on. The ticket price are usually very affordable for common citizens to enjoy the splendid performance. Classical Shanghai Night – Weekend Jazz Salon is held periodically in Oriental Art Center, showing jazz music played by a local big band called Hailin. Oriental Charm Concert is held on Saturday every two weeks. Oriental Charm is a super folk music band comprising five girls. You are suggested to go to see their performance if you are interested in traditional Chinese music. The detailed Oriental Art Center schedule in 2020 can be found on this page.

How to Buy Oriental Art Center Tickets

1. Buy tickets at Ticket Center of Shanghai Oriental Art Center.
It is located at the front gate, No. 425, Dingxiang Road, Pudong New Area. The opening hours of Ticket Center are 09:00 to 20:00 from Monday to Sunday. Visa Cards are accepted.
2. Book the tickets by phone.
Ticket Booking Line: +86-021-68541234
3. Purchase the tickets at the official website of Oriental Art Center.

How to Get to Shanghai Oriental Art Center

By Metro:
 Take metro line 2 and get off at Science & Technology Museum Station, Exit 3. Then walk northwest around 400 meters to find the art center.

By Bus:
 Take bus no. 983, 987 or Pudong No.3 to get to Dingxiang Road Jindai Road first. Then walk southwest around 200 meters to find the destination.


2020 Shanghai Oriental Art Center Performance Schedule

Performance Date Ticket Fare (CNY)
Kunqu Concert: Shui Mo Xin Diao 19:15, Apr.3rd (Fri.) 580, 380, 280, 220, 120, 80
SHOAC Citizen’s Concert 10:00, Apr.4th (Sat.) 80, 50, 30
Shaoxing Opera 14:00, Apr.11th (Sat.) 480, 380, 280, 220, 120, 60
Concert: Castle In The Sky 19:30, Apr.11th (Sat.) 580, 380, 280, 180, 120, 80
Belgian Violin and Piano Concert 10:00, Apr.18th (Sat.) 80, 50, 30
Kunqu Opera: Lin Chuan Si Meng 19:15, Apr.23th (Thur.) 480, 380, 280, 220, 120, 60
Li Jia & Lu Jin Pipa Concert 19:45, Apr.25th (Fri.) 300, 240, 150, 80
SHOAC Citizen’s Concert 10:00, May 2nd (Sat.) 80, 50, 30
Evgeni Mikhailov Piano Concert 19:30, May 3rd (Sun.) 580, 480, 380, 280, 180, 100, 80
Violin and Piano Concert 19:15, May 10th (Sun.) 580, 480, 380, 280, 180, 100, 80
SHOAC Citizen’s Concert 10:00, May 16th (Sat.), Jun.6th (Sat.), Jun.20th (Sat.) 80, 50, 30
- Last modified on Mar. 25, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai Oriental Art Center
Asked by Susan Molnar from HUNGARY | Mar. 14, 2019 05:48Reply
what concert will take place or what kind of events in Shanghai Oriental Art Center?
on 24 and 25 May
Answers (1)
Answered by Joshua from ROMANIA | Mar. 19, 2019 00:26

May 24: 19:45 Concert: Happy Do Re Mi Songs for Children
May 25: 19:30 Concert: Johann Sebastian Bach Orchestral Discoveries
Asked by Ayomi perera from SRI LANKA | Nov. 18, 2018 20:59Reply
Hi when will the 2018 Oriental Art Center performance schedule be released?
Answers (1)
Answered by Rachel from FRANCE | Nov. 19, 2018 23:10

The schedule of 2018 has been released and you can check at its official website or on this website. I guess you mean the schedule of 2019? If yes, it isn't released yet.
Asked by Samuel McLean from USA | Aug. 14, 2017 18:06Reply
Can I purchase two tickets for Swan Lake at the theater the day of the performance August 18?
Answers (1)
Answered by Helen from GERMANY | Aug. 14, 2017 21:33

Yes, you can. As I know, one can buy no more than 4 tickets.
Asked by Linda Greer-Wegener from CHINA | Jan. 08, 2016 01:25Reply
Seating map or chart for the Oriental Art Center Concerts?
Is it possible for me to know the location of the seating for the Buena Vista Social Club performance?
Can I view the seating by price range?
January 30, 2016
Ticket range : 580, 380, 280, 180, 80

I'd like to order 12 tickets, and am interested in mid-range. Can you please tell me what is available?
Thank you so much!
Linda Greer-Wegener
Shanghai American School
Answers (1)
Answered by Linlin | Jan. 09, 2016 02:21

Hi there, when booking from its official website, you will be able to choose the seats after selecting the price range but before payment. In that way, you can view the location of the seats. Have fun~
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