Performances in Shanghai

Acrobatics Show in Shanghai
Acrobatics Show
As a cultural and art center in eastern China, Shanghai is a paradise for art lovers and renowned for the huge variety of performances seen there.

Although Shanghai is an ultra-modern city, it preserves and encourages many traditional Chinese folk customs and art forms.  Yueju, which originated in Zhejiang, is the local form of opera and is very popular throughout southeast China. You can see Yueju in several theaters in the city as well as many other traditional entertainments. These include Beijing Opera, other forms of traditional Chinese operas, Chinese music, the dragon dance and the lion dance. Acrobatics are also worthy of mention here as a Chinese acrobatic show is certain to amaze you.

Should you wish to see a classical western style performance then Shanghai will not disappoint you. Owing its unique historical past, the city is a place where western and eastern cultures meet. Therefore, many world famous symphony concerts, operas, ballets and dramas are shown here every day.

If you follow the stars, Shanghai is surly the right place for you, as many internationally famous singers and bands stage concerts here. Who knows, maybe you will be lucky and catch a wonderful performance by your own particular idol during your stay in the city.

The prosperity of the city's performances is to some extent due to its various quality stages and theaters. The following table lists the cities major venues. You can click the most important ones in bold to know more about the performance sites, including their features and program schedules.

2022 Shanghai Popular Performance

Ballet: Swan Lake, Giselle
Dance: Thousands Miles of Mountains and Rivers, Goddess and the Dreamer
Drama: Sleep No More, Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land
Concert: Bach & Piazolla for Two,  Celadon Movement

Performance Site



Shanghai Grand Theater drama, vocal concert, musical concert, music drama, ballet, opera No. 300, People's Avenue, Huangpu District
Shanghai Oriental Art Center drama, concert, opera, ballet No. 425, Dingxiang Road, Pudong New Area
Shanghai Concert Hall symphony, musical concert, vocal concert No. 523, East Yan'an Road, Huangpu District
Shanghai Grand Stage vocal concert No. 1111, North Caoxi Road, Xuhui District
Shanghai Circus World ERA Intersection of Time, Happy Circus No. 2266, Gonghe Xin Road, Zhabei District
Yi Fu Theater Beijing Opera, other Chinese traditional operas No. 701, Fuzhou Road, Huangpu District
Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center drama No. 288, Anfu Road, Xuhui District
Lyceum Theater the living theater, music drama, symphony No 57, South Maoming Road, Huangpu District
Majestic Theater opera, ballet, music and dance No 66, Jiangning Road, Jing'an District
Shanghai Center Theater Acrobatic Show F10, No 1376, West Nanjing Road, Jing'an District
China Grand Theater Beijing Opera F2, No. 704, Niuzhuang Road, Huangpu District
Yuyuan Theater Beijing Opera, Kunqu, Pingtan, traditional Chinese music, dragon & lion dance, acrobatics F4, No. 10, Wenchang Road, Huangpu District
Wanping Theater Chinese opera No. 859, South Zhongshan 2nd Road, Xuhui District
He Luting Concert Hall symphony, chamber music No. 20, Fenyang Road, Xuhui District
Shanghai Stadium vocal concert No 666, Tianyaoqiao Road, Xuhui District
Hongkou Football Stadium vocal concert No 444, East Jiangwan Road, Hongkou District
Shanghai Art Theater Chinese opera, drama, dance No. 466, Jiangning Road, Jing'an District
Yun Feng Theater acrobatics, drama No. 1700, West Beijing Road, Jing'an District
Children's Art Center of China Welfare dramas and performances for children No. 643, Huashan Road, Jing'an District
- Last updated on Jul. 05, 2022 -
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