Events for summer in Shanghai

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Poster of the 2024 Music In the Summer Air event. [Photo/Shanghai Municipal Administration of Culture and Tourism]

On-site events

Music In the Summer Air 2024

The MISA festival includes over 20 online streams, 13 orchestra performances in various locations, five MISA Talk events, and three MISA Walk activities.

Date: July 1 to 15

Shanghai Happy Valley EV Music Festival

This music festival features a stellar guest list with ticket discounts for students.

Date: July 5 to Sept 1

Address: No 888, Linhu Road, Sheshan Town, Songjiang district

Shanghai Haiwan Forest Park Lotus Festival

Haiwan Forest Park, which is one of the best places to appreciate the blooming lotus flowers, has organized a series of activities to take place throughout the months of July and August.

Date: July 5- Aug 30

Address: No 1677, Suitanghe Road, Fengxian district

Adventure night @ Shanghai Wild Animal Park

Shanghai Wild Animal Park is now hosting the country's first adventure night event, extending its open hours until 10 pm.

Date: until Oct 7

Address: No 178, Nanliu Road, Pudong district



Everlasting Regret (in Shanghainese)

Wang Anyi's awards-winning work, Everlasting Regret, has been adapted to create a Shanghainese version that will amaze audiences at the Shanghai Grand Theatre.

Shanghai Grand Theatre

Date: 7:30 pm, July 5-6; 2:30 pm, July 7

Address: No 300, People's Avenue, Huangpu district

Andreas Ottensamer and Basel Chamber Orchestra Concert

Andreas Ottensamer, a renowned conductor, will make his Shanghai debut with the Basel Chamber Orchestra at the Shanghai Concert Hall.

Date: 7:30 pm, July 6

Address: No 523, East Yan'an Road, Huangpu district

God of War Musical

The musical, to be staged at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center Opera Hall,is inspired by the story of famous god of war, Yang Jian or the Erlang God in Chinese myths. This cyber-oriental drama is sure to captivate crowds.

Date: 7:15 pm, July 3 & 4

Address: No 425, Dingxiang Road, Pudong New Area

Noises Off

This Tony Award-winning English play is set to grace the stage of the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center for only half a month, so don't miss out.

Date: 7:30 pm, July 7 to 21; closed on Mondays; and 2:00 pm on Sundays

Address: No 288, Anfu Road, Xuhui district

Elements of Freestyle

This show, to be staged at the Shanghai International Dance Center, is presented by a dance group from the Netherlands. It incorporates extreme sports, such as break dancing and skateboarding, among others.Date: 7:30 pm, July 5 & 6

Address: No 1650, Hongqiao Road, Changning district



Wallace Chan: Half a Century

Renowned contemporary jewelry artist Wallace Chan's solo exhibition Wallace Chan: Half a Century will debut on July 3 at the Shanghai Museum East. Featuring over 190 masterpieces by the artist, this exhibition will highlight selected works from the collections belonging to the Shanghai Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, among others.

Date: July 3 to Oct 7

Address: No 1952, Century Avenue, Pudong New Area

XDAC Invitational Exhibition of Experimental Arts

This invitational exhibition, to be showcased at the Shanghai Oil Painting Sculpture Institute Gallery, is a parallel showcase of the 14th national experimental arts exhibition. Both events are held in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Shanghai International Studies University’s XianDa College of Economics and Humanities.

Date: July 6-21

Address: No 111, Jinzhu Road, Changning district

Disorder Desire by Annette Messager

Power Station of Art

This exhibition marks French contemporary artist Annette Messager’s debut in Asia, with over 70 artworks in various media, such as a mega installation.

Date: July 6-Oct 8

Address: No 678, Miaojiang Road, Huangpu district

Wu Changshuo: The 180th Anniversary of His Birth

The Wu Changshuo Art Museum present an exhibition that documents the art achievements of Wu Changshuo, a Chinese seal carver, painter, and calligrapher.

Date: July 4- Sept 22

Address: No 15, Lujiazui East Road, Pudong New Area

Mozart's Wonder World Immersive Art Exhibition

Who was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart? Step into the Meet You Museum in Jing'an district to experience the soul and mind of this musical genius.

Date: July 6 to Oct 7

Address: No 210, Wenshui Road, Jing'an district

Marco Brambilla: Double Feature

The exhibition at Fotografiska Shanghai showcases two video collage works in Brambilla's Megaplex series, the Heaven's Gate in 2022 and the Kingsize in 2023.

Date: June 22 to Oct 7

Address: No 127, Guangfu Road, Jing'an district


Source: Shanghai Municipal Administration of Culture and Tourism

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