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    This is one of the most important decisions when you move to Shanghai, get an overview here.

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    Shanghai has an abundance of activities for families and young children.

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  • Shanghai Life

    Now you have settled into Shanghai, its time to explore its rich history and culture.


Shanghai has traditionally had a strong tradition of theatre, with performances happening all over the city throughout the year.

    Although the days of the burlesque types of performance are over, Shanghai still offers much in the way of performance and is a great way to soak up Shanghai Culture.


    Shanghai Grand Theatre

    Built on the site of the old racecourse, on what is now People's Square, this is the showpiece theatre for Shanghai. Featuring 3 theatres, it was built in 1998 with 1.2billion RMB investment. Often hosting perfomances by the BBC Orchestra, Swan Lake and traditional Chinese Opera, the Shanghai Grand Theatre is the must see venue in town.

    Shanghai Culture Square

    Located in the heart of the French Concession the Shanghai Culutre Square features ballet performances and musical theatre. 

    Shanghai Concert Hall

    Close to People's Square, this grand old Concert Hall hosts a lot more Chinese focussed events, but it worth going to see its magnificant interior.

    Lyceum Theatre

    This small venue on Maoming Nan Lu was built in the 1930's and hosts smaller concerts.