The Best Family Events in Shanghai

By Yuzhou Hu, 2019-07-15 09:26:52

Best Events This Week​

July 18-21: English Touring Theatre: Othello

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Another tragedy from Shakespeare is coming to Shanghai this week. Revolving from the newly-married Muslim general Othello, the play is about jealousy, betrayal, love and revenge. Brought to you by the English Touring Theatre, the show is one of a kind.

July 18-21, 2.30pm or 7.30pm. RMB60-580. Great Theatre of China, see event listing. Book tickets here.

July 20: Premier League Asia Trophy 2019

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Great news for English Premier League fans in China, as Manchester City, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Newcastle United and West Ham United will contest the 2019 Premier League Asia Trophy in Nanjing and Shanghai. The third place playoff and final will take place at Hongkou Football Stadium on Saturday, July 20 at 6pm and 8.30pm respectively. Don't miss this event if you are a hardcore football fan.

Sat July 20, 6pm and 8.30pm. RMB288-1,580. Hongkou Football Stadium, see event listing. Book tickets here.

Jul 20: ‘Game of Thrones’ Concert

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The most anticipated show of 2019 may have concluded. Well, here is your opportunity to relive the thrilling plot and action of Game of Thrones. Held in the Shanghai Centre Theatre, the 90-minute-long concert will bring you back to Westeros. In addition, the show will feature original soundtracks from classic blockbusters as well, including Harry Potter and Avengers.

Sat Jul 20, 7.30pm. RMB100-580. Shanghai Centre Theatre, see event listing. Book tickets here.

Jul 21: Roses in the Salad

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The award-winning visual masterpiece Roses in the Salad is headed to Shanghai's 1862 Theatre on July 21. Based on the book by Bruno Munari, the humorous and thoroughly entertaining performance looks to inspire kids and parents to work together in the kitchen and learn all about garden grown veggies. Your little ones are sure to be enraptured by the show's amazing audio-visual techniques and energetic cast. The production is in Italian but features Chinese subtitles so it's easy for kids to follow along.

Sun Jul 21, 10.30am & 3.30pm; RMB150. 1862 Theatre, see event listing. Purchase tickets here.

All Month: Peppa Pig World of Play

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Peppa Pig World of Play is an indoor theme park built especially for preschoolers and their families. With 10 different play areas, children can immerse themselves in specific scenes and locations from the Peppa Pig TV series. This is an excellent choice for Peppa fans, young and old, to enjoy a special adventure with all the charters from the show. 

10am-7pm (Mon-Fri), 10am-8pm (Sat-Sun). One adult plus one child: RMB158 Mon-Fri, RMB210 Sat-Sun; Additional adult: RMB50 Mon-Fi, RMB70 Sat-Sun; Additional child: RMB100 Mon-Fri, RMB140 Sat-Sun. Peppa Pig World of Playsee event listing. Book tickets here.

Best Upcoming Events

Jul 26-27: That Physics Show (Mandarin)

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Looking for something fun and educational to do with your kids? In that case That Physics Show is the event for you. Professional physics demonstrator David Maiullo brings the ultra-fascinating off-Broadway show that combines the fun of science with a riveting performance.

Fri Jul 26, 7.30pm, Sat Jul 27, 10.30am. RMB180-480. Shanghai City Theater, see event listing. Book tickets here.

Aug 2-3: Samajam: Kids Show 2 (Djembe)

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The sequel to China's most popular musical kids' show is headed to Shanghai. With brand new musical instruments, improved settings plus more vibrating rhythms, SAMAjAM 2 - Super Djembe is sure to grant families with 200% participation and 200% fun.

Aug 2 at 7.30pm, Aug 3 at 10.30am & 3.30pm, Aug 16 at 7.30pm, Aug 17, 10.30am & 3.30pm. RMB180-480. ET Space, see event listing. Purchase tickets here.

Aug 3-4: Magic Drama: One Starry Night: Out of the Blue

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This magical event is the perfect way to introduce your little ones to the world of art, music and culture. One Starry Night: Out of the Blue takes you and your family on a journey filled with art, music and education. By exploring such a fun and joy-filled environment, your children will be inspired to explore the beauty of art and music.

Aug 3-4, 10.30am, 3.30pm & 7.30pm. RMB180-480. Shanghai Grand Theatresee event listing. Purchase tickets here.

Sep 6-15: Evita

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Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Tim Rice’s well-beloved 1978 West End musical is coming to Shanghai in early-mid September this year. Evita was conceived as a sung-through dramatic piece and ‘Don’t Cry For Me Argentina’ became the most popular single number from a show in many years. The production proved to be an artistic and popular success. This is a must-see show in Shanghai.

Sep 6-15, times vary; RMB480-1,280. SAIC Shanghai Cultural Square, see event listing. Purchase tickets here.

Sep 9-15: World Snooker Shanghai Masters 2019


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The greatest snooker players from around the world are back in town as world number one Ronnie ‘The Rocket’ O’Sullivan bids to lift the Shanghai Masters trophy for the third year running. After becoming the richest invitation event in snooker history last year, expect arguably the most competitive field to date as the world’s top 16, plus eight players from China, fight it out for the prestigious trophy and for a share of the jaw-dropping RMB6 million plus prize fund. Running from September 9 to September 15, the Regal International East Asia Hotel will play host to one of the biggest events on the snooker calendar, with Chinese superstar Ding Junhui looking to win the competition for the third time in seven years.

Monday Sep 9 to Sunday Sep 15, RMB80-980. Regal International East Asia Hotel, see event listing. Buy tickets.

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