Theatre

Your guide to plays, musicals and the best of Shanghai shows including theatre reviews and tickets

West Side Story

West Side Story

Sharks vs Jets in one of the greatest musicals of all time

23 Nov
Shanghai Culture Square
What to expect from Nederlands Dans Theater's Shoot the Moon
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What to expect from Nederlands Dans Theater's Shoot the Moon

The outstanding Nederlands Dans Theater returns with their latest collections of pieces

Everything you need to know about Beethoven's symphonic cycle
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Everything you need to know about Beethoven's symphonic cycle

Learn how the composer evolved from genius to immortal and then hear it for yourself with the BMF’s Beethoven cycle

The people behind Shanghai's performance scene

Profile: Jin Xing Dance Theatre
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Profile: Jin Xing Dance Theatre

China's best-known dance company on the female pursuit of beauty

Wang Luoyong interview
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Wang Luoyong interview

China's first actor to star on Broadway on his role in Jane Eyre

Profile: Wang Jingguo
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Profile: Wang Jingguo

The Downstream Garage founder on his vision for the arts in China

Iconic Chinese perfomances

The best Chinese theatre of all time
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The best Chinese theatre of all time

Seven dramas that changed Chinese theatre forever

White-Haired Girl
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White-Haired Girl

Five dance experts on China's first surviving original ballet

Preview: A Dream like a Dream
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Preview: A Dream like a Dream

A Dream Like A Dream makes its Shanghai debut

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What's on at...

Shanghai Grand Theatre
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Shanghai Grand Theatre

Iconic People's Square theatre space

Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre
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Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre

Modern cultural complex in Pudong

SAIC·Shanghai Culture Square
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SAIC·Shanghai Culture Square

New musical theatre venue set to open in August

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