10 Awesome Events You Don't Want to Miss in Shanghai

By That's Shanghai, June 24, 2019

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Our weekly roundup of some of Shanghai's best upcoming events and where you can buy tickets:

June 30-July 31: Club Med's International Summer Camp in Anji

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Summer is right around the corner which means it's time to start making those summer plans. The 1-week Club Med International Summer Camp in Anji will be held at the gorgeous Anji Club Med Resort on June 30, July 7, July 14 and July 21. There's a reason why the Club Med International Summer Camp has been dubbed 'the best summer camp in China'. Campers will be able to participate in all sorts of indoor and outdoor activities such as kayaking, archery, baseball, rugby, golf, football, volleyball and more. In addition, the camp will educate kids through a variety of courses: technology, drama, sports, programming, STEM, speech, drama and more. Experts will be on site to teach and mentor children. The 1-week Anji camp is RMB11,800 per child. However, customers who buy two tickets (within a single purchase) will be reimbursed  RMB1,500 after the event.

Anji: RMB11,800 per child for one week starting June 30, July 7, July 14 and July 21. Anji Club Med Resort. Reserve your spot by clicking here.

July 5-7 & July 12-14: Peppa Pig Live!


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Calling all Peppa Pig fans... Peppa Pig Live! is heading to Shanghai this summer. The brand new fun-filled show will feature all of your favorite friends as life-size puppets and costumed characters. Join Peppa on an exciting camping trip to the woods with George and her school friends, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe. With Daddy Pig driving the bus, Peppa and friends are about to embark on an amazing outdoor adventure. Expect lots of singing, dancing, games and surprises. It's fun for the whole family! 

July 5-7 & July 12-14, times vary; RMB100-500. Shanghai PG Theater, see event listingPurchase tickets here

July 11: Lenka Kripac

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Get hyped! Australian singer Lenka Kripac is coming to town! You can now head over to thMart and grab tickets to see Lenka perform at VasLive in Shanghai on July 11. Best known for her songs ‘The Show’ and ‘Everything at Once,’ Lenka’s latest album, 2017’s Attune, was praised by Billboardwith the US music magazine saying that the first single on the album has the “power to heal.” High praise indeed!

July 11, 8pm; RMB280. VasLiveTickets.  

July 11-14: PAW Patrol Live!

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Based on everybody’s favorite animated TV series on Nickelodeon, PAW Patrol Live!, is gearing up for an epic tour around China and it's stopping off right here in Shanghai from July 11-14. PAW Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue brings everybody’s favorite pups to the stage for an action-packed musical adventure. PAW Patrol Live! is not only fun and entertaining, but the show shares lessons about social skills, problem solving and teamwork. The performance features up-tempo music and captivating stories perfect for kids. 

July 11-14, times vary; RMB280-580. Shanghai Culture Square, see event listingPurchase tickets here.

July 20: 2019 Premier League Asia Trophy

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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 semi finals take place at Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre on Wednesday, July 17, with Newcastle taking on Wolves and Man City pitted against West Ham. The teams then head to Shanghai, with the third place playoff and final taking place at Hongkou Football Stadium on Saturday, July 20 at 6pm and 8.30pm respectively. 

2019 Premier League Asia Trophy in Shanghai: Sat, Jul 20 at 6pm and 8.30pm; RMB288-1,580. Hongkou Football StadiumPurchase tickets here.

July 30: Anne-Marie

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British singer Anne-Marie, who catapulted to fame in 2018 after the release of her debut studio album, Speak Your Mind, comes to China this summer to perform for fans at VasLive in Shanghai. Including standout tracks like ‘2002’, ‘Friends’ and ‘Ciao Adios’, Speak Your Mind is a sparkling pop album full of fun and funky tunes that recall Taylor Swift’s 1989. The album earned her four nominations at the 2019 Brit Awards, for awards like British Female Solo Artist and British Album of the Year. Anne-Marie released her first single ‘Do It Right’ in November 2015 and released the single ‘Alarm’ from her debut album in May 2016. She then appeared on ‘Rockabye’ by Clean Bandit with Sean Paul, which was released in October 2016 and spent nine weeks at Number 1.

Jul 30, 8pm; RMB280 presale. VasLiveTickets

Aug 2-3 & Aug 16-17: Samajam Kids Show 2 (Djembe)

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China’s most popular musical kids show is headed back to Shanghai. At Samajam: Kids Show 2 (Djembe), everyone in the audience receives a SAMAJAM Music Bag which contains drumsticks, tambourines, a musical tube and an African djembe. Throughout the show, kids and the entire family learn and play with the instruments, as they are led by SAMAJAM performers on stage. 

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 listingPurchase tickets here

Aug 4-18: Club Med's International Summer Camp in Sanya

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If you're looking for a fun and educational summer camp for your kids look no further than Club Med's International Summer Camp. This year, Club Med will host a 2-week camp in the beachside city of Sanya. Campers will have the chance to stay in the beautiful Sanya Club Med Resort starting August 4. There's a reason why the Club Med International Summer Camp has been dubbed 'the best summer camp in China'. Campers will be able to participate in all sorts of indoor and outdoor activities such as kayaking, archery, baseball, rugby, golf, football, volleyball and more. In addition, the camp will educate kids through a variety of courses: technology, drama, sports, programming, STEM, speech, drama and more. Experts will be on site to teach and mentor children. The 2-week Sanya camp is RMB23,000 per child. However, customers who buy two tickets (within a single purchase) will be reimbursed  RMB1,500 after the event. 

Sanya: RMB23,000 per child for two weeks starting August 4. Sanya Club Med Resort. Reserve your spot by clicking 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 listingBuy tickets.

Ongoing: Peppa Pig World of Play

You can now purchase tickets to the popular Peppa Pig World of Play by clicking right here! Boasting 10 play areas, each referencing a specific scene or location in the Peppa Pig TV series, this indoor theme park is great for Peppa fans young and old. Preschool-aged children will especially enjoy the chance to immerse in the world of Peppa Pig, and embark on exhilarating adventures with the adorable piglet and her family.

10am-8pm; Peppa Pig World of PlayPurchase tickets here.


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