Formerly known as Nanking Theatre and inaugurated in March, 1930, Shanghai Concert Hall is the first western classical building designed by Chinese architects, as well as the first dedicated concert hall in China. It was renamed Beijing Cinema in 1950 and then Shanghai Concert Hall in 1959. In July 2003, as part of the urban redevelopment plan, it was moved from its original location on 1st October 2004, the concert hall reopened.


As a landmark music venue of Shanghai, Shanghai Concert Hall has been a centre for music events held in the city. Since its inauguration, it has hosted the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Munich Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Isaac Stern, Maurizio Pollini, and other internationally renowned orchestras and musicians. Shanghai Concert Hall is dedicated to bringing high-quality concerts of classical music, as well as many other music genres including jazz and crossover to the public. It is hailed as “a palace of classical music, a window for pop music and a base for popularizing music” by Shanghai citizens.


ADDRESS: 523 East Yan'an Road

TEL: 021 5386 6666