Located in People’s Square, Shanghai Grand Theater is one of the premier performing arts centers in Shanghai. Visitors come to this architecturally significant theater to catch world-class opera, ballet, musical, symphony, chamber music concert, and Chinese opera performances in one of the three theaters inside.
Located at the northwest corner of People’s Square, the building was designed by renowned French architect, Jean Marie Charpentier, and it combines both Eastern and Western styles. Inside, find elegant marble flooring and a large crystal chandelier. The glass building is particularly striking at night. Performances are held nearly every night in one or more of its three theaters: the 1,800-seat Lyric theater, the 600-seat drama theater, and the 300-seat studio theater.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Ticket prices depend on the show or performance.
- On-site dining options include a restaurant and cafe.
- Visitors can browse a shopping center in the theater selling audio-visual equipment.
- Underground parking is available at the theater.
How to Get There
Shanghai Grand Theater is located at the northwest corner of People’s Square. By metro, take Lines 1, 2, or 8, to People’s Square Station. By bus, take bus 23, 49, or 109 to North Huangpi Road Wusheng Road. Or take bus 46, 49, 123, or 145 and get off at People’s Square.
When to Get There
Performances are held almost daily at Shanghai Grand Theater. Check the schedule for a list of shows and performances. Major art events are also held here, including the Shanghai International Film Festival in June and the China Shanghai International Arts Festival in October.
Other Performing Arts Centers in Shanghai
Other top performing arts centers in Shanghai include the Shanghai Art Theater, Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center, Shanghai Oriental Art Center, Shanghai Concert Hall, Shanghai Grand Stage, the Majestic Theater, and the Lyceum Theater.