The shortlist: Performance Venue of the Year

The shortlist for Time Out's Love Shanghai Awards 2016

We love Shanghai. And with top-notch cocktail bars, off-the-hook restaurants and fabulous nights out hitting the tiles, how could you not? Here's this year's shortlist, with nominees hand-picked by our editors, for the Time Out Love Shanghai Awards 2016. Want to spread the love? Click here to vote for your city favourites – shortlisted or not!

The shortlist

Mercedes-Benz Arena

The Mercedes-Benz Arena is one of Shanghai's premier multipurpose venues. It is among the city's top spots for music - with bands playing either the arena itself or the smaller Mixing Room Muse space - and sport, too (Century Star Skating Club is located beneath the arena and the venue has ...

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1200 Shibo Dadao

Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre

The Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre is well located in the centre of the French Concession and is well known for interesting dramatic performances in both Chinese and English. The box office is open from 9am-8pm daily; see schedule for opening times of individual shows.

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288 Anfu Lu

Shanghai Grand Theatre

The spectacular ten-storey Shanghai Grand Theatre showcases a variety of musical, dance and dramatic acts under it's instantly recognisable curved roof in People’s Square. The theatre itself is divided into three separate auditoriums, the largest of which, The Lyric Theatre is home to ballet ...

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300 People's Avenue

Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre

Anambitious seven level cultural complex in Pudong, the Shanghai Oriental Arts Centrehousesa philharmonic orchestra hall, a lyric theatre and a chamber music hall. It also holds various public facilities such as a restaurant, multimedia centre, exhibition hall, arts library and a range of music ...

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425 Dingxiang Lu

Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall

It’s always exciting to watch shrouded, walled-in construction sites become gleaming edifices, but seeing their dedicated concert hall finally completed is just one reason the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (SSO) is celebrating this month. Their 135th anniversary marks the ensemble as Asia’s ...

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1380 Fuxing Zhong Lu

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