(This article was updated on Sept. 1, 2021)
Shenzhen Concert Hall
Although Shenzhen is a young city, the government has made great efforts to make it a bastion of cultural enlightenment.
Shenzhen Concert Hall 深圳音乐厅
Located in central Futian District, Shenzhen Concert Hall is one of the most important symbolic cultural buildings in Shenzhen. It covers a surface area of 26,345 square meters and a construction area of 41,423 square meters. It was designed by the world-reknowned Japanese avant-grade architect Arata Isozaki. With world-class pure natural acoustics, it is a modern, professional concert hall.
Shenzhen Concert Hall consists of the Symphony Hall, the Theater Studio and other subordinate facilities. The canyon-terraced Symphony Hall covers a total area of 2,323 square meters with 1,680 seats in it. The concert hall holds a series of free performances of classical music every weekend.
Venue: Shenzhen Concert Hall, intersection of Hongli Road and Yitian Road, Futian District (福田区红荔路和益田路交汇处深圳音乐厅)
Metro: Longhua or Longgang Line, Children's Palace Station (少年宫站), Exit D
Shenzhen Grand Theater 深圳大剧院
Shenzhen Grand Theater opened in 1989 and was refurbished in 2006. As one of the eight cultural facilities when the city was founded, it has a significant meaning in the development of Shenzhen’s culture. Citizens proudly call it “the elegant hall of art.” Shenzhen Grand Theater Arts Festival is a large-scale comprehensive art activity, and it brings audiences concerts, symphonies, dances and dramas.
Venue: Shenzhen Grand Theater, 5018 Shennan Road East, Luohu District (罗湖区深南东路5018号深圳大剧院)
Metro: Line 1 or 2, Grand Theater Station (大剧院站), Exit B
Shenzhen Poly Theater 深圳保利剧院
Shenzhen Poly theater is located in the business center of Nanshan District. As a high level theater, it has more than 1500 seats and hosts musicals, dances, operas and orchestral performances.
The entrance lobby is located on the ground floor, and there are audience lounges on the 2nd and 3rd floors. The external structure of the entrance lobby and the audience lounges are made of a glass curtain wall, which is open and transparent. Along featuring a selection of artworks, the hall of the theater is elegant and modern.
Venue: Shenzhen Poly Theater, intersection of Wenxin Road 5 and Houhaibin Road, Nanshan District (南山区后海滨路与文心五路交界处深圳保利剧院)
Metro: Line 2, Houhai Station (后海站), Exit E
Nanshan Cultural and Sports Center Theater 南山文体中心剧院
Nanshan Cultural and Sports Center Theater has a big theater with 1,325 seats and a smaller one with 356 seats. The big theater has three floors, with 632 seats on the first floor, 341 seats on the second floor and 352 seats on the third floor. To provide more convenience for the disabled, Nanshan Cultural and Sports Center Theater has four disabled seats provided especially. The smaller theater has three floors, with 308 seats on the first floor, 28 seats on the second floor and 20 seats on the third floor. It was built in 1933.
Venue: Nanshan Cultural and Sports Center, 2106 Nanshan Boulevard (南山大道2106号南山文体中心)
Metro: Luobao Line, Taoyuan Station (桃园站), Exit B
Huaxia Art Center 华夏艺术中心
Established in September 1999, Huaxia Art Center belongs to OCT Group. With large comprehensive art facilities, it has held many large national and international conferences, exhibitions, artistic and cultural events. First class art troupes from home and abroad perform here every year.
Venue: Huaxia Art Center, 1 Guangqiao Street, Overseas Chinese Town (南山区华侨城光侨街1号华夏艺术中心)
Metro: Line 1, OCT Station (华侨城站), Exit B