What's On This Month for Families in Shanghai

Check out the latest events that will keep the whole family entertained.

by SHFamily | Thu, June 01, 2017

Summer in Shanghai is not only picking up the heat with rising temperatures, but also with a huge range of events for all the family to enjoy!

Film-Making in Shanghai

Do your kids dream of working in film? Are they keen on learning more about techniques from established film-makers? Or are they a movie-goer who would love to go behind the scenes on how the film-making world works? Now they can! This is a strong practical workshop for older kids, covering just one day, in which distinguished film-makers share their knowledge, secrets and key experiences.

When: 3rd June 2017

Where: Shanghai Camera History Museum, 300 Anfu Lu

Price: One day/¥888

A Little Turtle

After being separated from his parents, the little turtle is bullied by the crabs, seagulls and other creatures of the sea. Join him on his journey as he endures deep sand holes, enjoys the sound of the waves and embarks on a trip to be reunited with his mother. A heart-warming show for children up to six years old.

When: 3rd to 4th June 2017

Where: Little Player Theater, 100 Zunyi Road

Price: Single ticket/¥180, two tickets/¥280

Panda's Home

Following the footprints left by a panda, venture into the culture and history of distant China with dancing steps. You and your children will understand how all the elements of nature are in relation to each other through the theory of the five elements (Wu Xing) - one of the fundamental concepts of Eastern philosophy - through an interactive set outlining a virtual path.

When: 8th to 11th June 2017

Where: Shanghai Children's Art Theater, 800 Miaojiang Lu (near Xizhang Nan Lu)

Price: One ticket/¥180


There is a big tree and a small tree. the big tree can see beasts on the vast grassland far away, the small tree can notice the dust and hear the sound of drizzle. Two partners share their own joys in conversation, with each having its own meaning in their lives.

When: 9th to 11th June 2017

Where: Little Player Theater, 100 Zunyi Road

Price: Single ticket/¥200, two tickets/¥300

Snow White

This nineteenth-century German fairy tale, originally published by The Brothers Grimm, is known widely across the Western world. The show features symbols we all know, such as the magic mirror, the poisoned apple and the glass coffin. The evil queen and the seven dwarfs have arrived in Shanghai!

When: 10th to 11th June 2017

Where: Shanghai Grand Theatre, 300 Renmin Avenue (near Huangpi Bei Lu)

Price: ¥80-¥380

The Lion King (Mandarin)

Be prepared! For the first time, watch as the incredible music, drama and grandeur of The Lion King comes to life with a live production in Mandarin. Having earned more than 70 major arts awards, this show is an enchanting fusion of Western popular music and the distinctive sounds and rhythms of Africa.

When: Until 18th June 2017

Where: Shanghai Disney Resort, 360 Shendi Xi Lu, Chuansha, Pudong

Price: Different seating options available/¥190-¥630

The Painted Garden

In the courtyard of colored light that recalls an oriental carpet, artist Rebwar Saeed invites you to enter his garden painted with his favorite colors: yellow (the garden of earth), blue (the garden of water), green (the garden of leaves) and red (the garden of love). This will be an exceptional interactive dance and multimedia show where children can accompany dancers on stage.

When: 15th to 18th June 2017

Where: Shanghai International Dance Center, 1650 Hongqiao Lu,(near Shuicheng Lu)

Price: One ticket/¥220, three tickets/¥630

The Feather Catcher

Freda loves feathers, but there's one special feather that she just can't catch on her own. Can Greta help her on her quest? This is a fun, playful story of friendship, working together and mischievous feathers using live music and beautiful projections - all told with no words at all!

When: 16th to 24th June 2017

Where: Little Player Theater, 100 Zunyi Road

Price: One ticket/¥, two tickets/¥300


Welcome to the world of White: a space full of birdsong, birdhouses and dazzling theater performance from one of Scotland's top theatre groups for children. This is a highly playful and visual show for very young children - especially for their first theater experience.

When: 1st to 25th June 2017

Where: Art Space for Kids, 1898 Gong He Xin Lu, Zhabei

Price: Single ticket/¥260, two tickets/¥490

Dora's Pirate Adventure

Say "Hola!" to childhood favorite, Dora the Explorer live in Shanghai! Join Dora and the rest of her friends in Dora's Pirate Adventure, as they embark on an exciting trip to Treasure Island in search of the ultimate pirate party. You and your children can help them navigate over Dancing Mountain, through Silly Singing Bridge in pursuit of the Pirate Piggies and use map-reading, counting, musical and language skills too!

When: 29th to 2nd July 2017

Where: Shanghai Children's Art Theater, 800 Miaojiang Lu (near Xizhang Nan Lu)

Price: ¥280-¥480

Speckled Frogs: Music & Movement Class

For children aged six months and upwards, Speckled Frogs is a music and movement class where they can sing, dance, play with instruments and much more. They will learn to interact and share with each other, making new friends in the process.

When: Until 11th November 2017

Where: Various locations

Price: One class, one family/¥80