Theatre

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

5 of the best stage shows coming to Shanghai this season
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5 of the best stage shows coming to Shanghai this season

Shanghai's theatre scene is springing to life this season with a host of incoming shows from around the globe

Become spies and assassins at Secret Cinema’s Shanghai debut
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Become spies and assassins at Secret Cinema’s Shanghai debut

The UK’s immersive cinema series with a cult following is coming to China

Preview: Shaolin Monks take on modern dance in Sutra
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Preview: Shaolin Monks take on modern dance in Sutra

Belgian choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s work features Shaolin Monks, a brilliant set and infectious energy

Le Rouge et le Noir: L’opéra Rock brings a musical feast to Shanghai
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Le Rouge et le Noir: L’opéra Rock brings a musical feast to Shanghai

The audacity to dream in the face of a despicable reality makes Le Rouge et le Noir a tale with universal appeal

The people behind Shanghai's performance scene

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

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

Find more of the best Chinese performances

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

State-of-the-art theatre facility focused on international musical theatre

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