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Shanghai Puppet Theater

The Artistic Charm of Shanghai-style Puppet Show

Contact:He Xiaoqiong


Address: 5/F, No. 388 West Nanjing Road

Post Code:200003

Transport: Take Metro Line No. 1, 2 or 8 to People's Square station (Exit No. 11)

Shanghai Puppet Theater, founded on June 1, 1960, is a state-owned puppet art performance troupe designed to serve children.

The theater has created Shanghai-style puppet show that is quite unique in puppetry. Under the influence of “inclusive and eclectic” Shanghai-style culture, it inherited the features of various traditional puppet shows at home and abroad and made artistic innovations that integrated various performance styles such as rod puppets, shadow puppets, action figures, black curtain shows, and developed the Shanghai-style puppet show that had been successfully included in the national intangible cultural heritage list.

Characterized by a wide range of themes and innovative performance forms, the theater has created more than 200 excellent plays with enduring popularity varying from famous fairy tales to modern fables, myths and sci-fi shows, such as Monkey Subdues White-Skeleton Demon and Snow-white. Its 12,000-plus performances has attracted more than seven million audiences. At the same time, the theater is not confined to fixed artistic styles, and makes bold innovations in puppet operation and stage space utilization. It has successively won heavyweight international puppet competition awards such as “Wenhua Award”, “Magnolia Award” and “Golden Clown”.

In order to promote the exchange and cooperation of puppet art between China and foreign countries, the theater has performed excellent works in dozens of countries and regions including the United States, Russia, and Japan.

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Events at the site

Touch Shanghai – Art Carnival Cultural Experience Activities Shadow Play

Date:Aug 18, 2012 - Aug 18, 2012 | Registration Deadline:Aug 14, 2012



Touch Shanghai – Art Carnival Cultural Experience Activities Big Ear TuTu

Date:Jul 21, 2012 - Jul 21, 2012 | Registration Deadline:Jul 18, 2012



The Monkey King’s Three Attacks on the White Skeleton Demon

Date:Feb 13, 2013 - Feb 23, 2013 | Registration Deadline:Feb 23, 2013



The Monkey King’s Three Attacks on the White Skeleton Demon ...


Date:Mar 02, 2013 - Mar 16, 2013 | Registration Deadline:Mar 16, 2013



puppet show

Date:Mar 23, 2013 - Apr 20, 2013 | Registration Deadline:Apr 20, 2013



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