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Uniting the arts in Shanghai, the Himalayas Center offers the chance to explore Chinese culture at its best.

The building itself is an exploration of the country’s cultural achievements both past and present. From the building's architecture to the art and live theatre within, you’ll discover plenty of interest.

The building's cultural offering doesn’t stop there. Inside you’ll find the DaGuan Theater and Himalayas Art Museum, each offering a unique snapshot of Chinese culture from a different angle.

DaGuan Theatre

Draped in red and white, the striking DaGuan theatre exudes drama before the performance even begins.

Home to the Shanghai International Film Festival, this multi-purpose theatre hosts a varied programme of events throughout the year, covering both local and international acts as well as banquets, award ceremonies and promotional events. With seating for up to 1,100 visitors, DaGuan is a theater made for spectacle.

The performance never ends, nor is the banquet.

Operatic performances include Kun Opera art; Southern Music and Dance of the Han and Tang periods, showcasing the stunning beauty of intangible cultural heritage.

DaGuan Theater is therefore an exhibition and performance center capable of hosting visual and audio; entertainment; educational and banqueting events. It sets the standards for entertainment performances.

It offers a platform for fashion shows and international fashion events. DaGuan Theater is also the official premises for Shanghai International Film Festival, offering visitors a chance to hobnob with international and local celebrities and take in Shanghai's inimitable charm.

Himalayas Art Museum

Explore the collection of fine art at the Himalayas Art Museum. Moving from its once-home at the Zendai Art Museum, the impressive collection has been re-imagined in its exciting new space, breathing fresh life into the breadth of works on show.

Visiting exhibitions add an ever-changing layer of exploration, while the permanent collection emphasizes the contribution made by Chinese artists to contemporary art around the world.

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