Shanghai Yi Fu Theater

Yi Fu Theater has the longest history and the largest scale among all Chinese opera theaters in Shanghai. It was once known as Tian Chan Theater. Since its establishment in 1925, it has featured Peking opera (Beijing opera) performances and has been favored by many famous Chinese opera artists. Early on, it was dubbed as the Largest Theater in the Far East. This theater is significant in the development of Peking opera in Shanghai, even throughout China. A popular saying goes that the opera actor or actress would not become famous without demonstrating his/her best performance at Yi Fu Theater.

In early 1990s the theater was rebuilt and renamed Yi Fu Theater. In 1994, the new theater was open to the public with an elegant appearance and advanced facilities. Presently, Yi Fu Theater gains great reputation due to the classical performances of operas. People even say that Yi Fu Theater is a must-go if wanting to watch Chinese operas in Shanghai.

Nowadays, the Peking opera still is its trump card attracting numerous domestic and international audiences. Besides the wonderful Peking operas, many classical Kunqu and Shaoxing operas also feast the eyes of audiences. Almost 1,000 seats with two floors and quality audiovisual facilities are now equipped here to provide much convenience for all opera lovers.

 Address: No. 701, Fuzhou Road, Huangpu District (near South Yunnan Road)
1. By bus: take no. 805 (get off at Fuzhou Road North Guangxi Road), or no. 108, 167, 312, 318, 454, 537, 930, 980 (get off at People’s Square)
2. By metro: take line 1, line 2 or line 8 and get off at People's Square. Leave from exit 2 or 3, and walk east for 2min to find the theater.

2019 Shanghai Yi Fu Theater Performance Schedule

Performance Date Ticket Fare (CNY)
Peking Opera: Long Feng Cheng Xiang 14:00, Oct.1st (Tues.) 580, 380, 280, 180, 100, 50
Peking Opera: Shiba Luohan; Hongniguan; Yandangshan  14:00, Oct.2nd (Wed.) 580, 380, 280, 180, 100, 50
Peking Opera: Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy 19:15, Oct.3rd (Thur.) 580, 380, 280, 180, 100, 50
Peking Opera: Generals of the Yang Family 14:00, Oct.4th (Fri.) 580, 380, 280, 180, 100, 50
Peking Opera: All Quiet in Peking 19:15, Oct.6th (Sun.) 580, 380, 280, 180, 100, 50
Peking Opera: Farewell to My Concubine 19:15, Oct.12th (Sat.) 580, 380, 280, 180, 100, 50
Peking Opera: Wo Hu Gou, Huang Shan Lei 19:15, Oct.13th (Sun.) 580, 380, 280, 180, 100, 50
Peking Opera: Dao Ku Yin 19:15, Oct.20th (Sun.) 580, 380, 280, 180, 100, 50
Cantonese Opera: The Story of Returning Gold 19:15, Nov.26th (Tues.) 280, 180, 100, 50
Cantonese Opera: Madam White Snake 19:15, Nov.28th (Thur.) 280, 180, 100, 50
- Last modified on Oct. 20, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai Yi Fu Theater
Asked by DorottyaSpitzner from HUNGARY | Nov. 13, 2019 11:16Reply
Peking Opera of Shanghai Yifu Theater

Could someone please help me. I am looking for traditional Chinese opera tickets between December 24 and 31.
Thank you :)
Answers (1)
Answered by Ann from MALAYSIA | Nov. 17, 2019 18:43

Sorry, there is no Peking Opera show during that time. The last one in December is in Dec. 22th.
Asked by Sharlene Cheong from NEW ZEALAND | Nov. 09, 2019 19:58Reply
Where to book ticket Shanghai Yi Fu Theater
I would like to find out what performances are available in Dec 2019?
How do I book the opera tickets?
Thank you.
Answers (2)
Answered by Justin from MALAYSIA | Nov. 11, 2019 19:47

There are several Peking opera will be played in Yifu theater in December. You can book the ticket on official website but it only has Chinese version.
Answered by Sharlene Cheong from NEW ZEALAND | Nov. 13, 2019 01:51

All good. Thank you for your assistance. 😃
Asked by Mimi from UNITED KINGDOM | Sep. 28, 2019 03:03Reply
Chinese opera , Kung Fu or acrobatic shows in Beijing
Hi we have only 2 nights in Beijing on 18th and 19th Oct 2019 . Can you recommend the best venue for Chinese opera , Kung fu and acrobatic shows in beijing please and their performance times . Many thanks
Answers (1)
Answered by Max from FRANCE | Sep. 29, 2019 20:33

You can go to Chaoyang Theater to watch acrobatic show, which starts at 14:30, 16:00,17:30 and 19:00 every day. You can watch Kungfu in Red Theater at 17:15 and 19:30 every day.
Asked by Mimi from UK | Sep. 26, 2019 01:20Reply
Shanghai yiFu theatre show listing
Looking for 2 traditional Chinese opera tickets on either 22nd or 23rd October 2019 . What are the performances on these two days please ?
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Answered by Jennifer from FINLAND | Sep. 27, 2019 01:15

Sorry, I can only find two opera nearby your date:
Peking Opera: Wo Hu Gou, Huang Shan Lei 19:15, Oct.13th (Sun.)
Peking Opera: Dao Ku Yin 19:15, Oct.20th (Sun.)
Asked by Manda from CANADA | Sep. 15, 2019 06:20Reply
We are looking for Peking or Shanghai opera performances showing from 30 Sept- 05 Oct.
Could someone kindly help with the schedule on these dates?
Answers (1)
Answered by Monica from USA | Sep. 18, 2019 18:24

According to the official website:
10.1: Longfeng Chengxiang (Peking opera)
10.2: Eighteen Rohan (Peking opera)
10.3: The Taking of Tiger Mountain (Peking opera)
10.4: Yang's Female Warrior (Peking opera)
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