Shanghai Center Theater is situated in the city center of Shanghai, it is a popular venue with the tourists because it guarantees professional and varied performances. The theater covers an area of 11,528 square meters with 10 stories. The Grand Theater houses three stages respectively a 1,800-seat main stage for ballets, operas and symphonies, a 600-seat medium theater for chamber orchestras and a small 200-seat auditorium for staging dramas and fashion shows. Its luxurious, modern, 1,000-seat auditorium is equipped for a variety of performances, especially for performances by the Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe, which is renowned for fantastic acrobatic show. The Acrobatic Troupe has performed around the globe and is a wonderful night activity for visitors in Shanghai. Normally performances are held most nights at 7:30pm with some seasonal variation.
Why is Shanghai Centre Theatre special
Shanghai Centre Theatre is the only internationally managed theatre in Shanghai. The theater it is furnished with newly upgraded YAMAHA sound system and a spacious atrium. Based on the style of the theatres in Broadway, this theatre is well-known for jazz concerts, chamber music, operas and acrobatic shows.
The elegantly decorated lobby covers approximately 2000 square meters. A large chandelier, shaped like six pan-pipes, is suspended in the lobby. The floor is made of a rare marble called "Greece Crystal White". The floor has piano keyboard patterns, together with the pillars and the stairs, making the lobby seem full of rhythms.
Shanghai Centre Theatre Highlights
Shanghai Center Theater holds high class art performance including operas, musicals, ballets, symphonies, and chamber music concerts. The theatre has already invited many jazz masters including Bob James, recorded his album “Angels of Shanghai” with local musical instruments. The famous Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe has performed around the world. Hula Hoops, Knives, umbrellas, these ordinary objects can be vitalized by the acrobats. Try to be a volunteer when the clowns ask you, and don’t worry about those knives, because you won't be hurt.