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Time Out Tickets is the best place to get your hands on tickets for Shanghai's hottest events. Right now we've got Chicago, Plug Fest, Rosé Revolution, Sam Smith, World of Ghibli and more. See some of the hottest tickets below.

Sam Smith

Critics' pick

Sam Smith, the British pop star behind hits such as 'I'm Not the Only One', 'Stay With Me' and the Bond film-soundtracking 'Writing's On the Wall', makes his long-awaited Shanghai debut at Mercedes-Benz Arena.

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Mercedes-Benz Arena , 1200 Expo Avenue 23 Oct Buy tickets

KFK Presents: Matt Davis

Billed as not for the easily offended, US comic Matt Davis, as seen at Just For Laughs Montreal, San Francisco Sketchfest and more, comes to KFK for two headline shows, with support from Norah Yang, Andy Curtain and Mohammed Magdi (Friday 20) and Andy Curtain, Sarah Peng and Byron Murphy (Saturday 21).

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Kung Fu Komedy Club , 1 Xiangyang Bei Lu 20-21 Jul Buy tickets


Matchboxes, brooms, garbage cans, lighters and more fill the stage as Stomp, the inventive and invigorating stage show that's dance, music and theatrical performance blended together, comes to Shanghai.

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ET Space , 433 East Yan'An Road, Near South Yunnan Road (延安东路433号, 近云南南路) Huangpu Shanghai Shanghai 11 Oct Buy tickets

World of Ghibli

Critics' pick

The World of Ghibli in China opened their first ever mainland exhibit on Sunday (1 Jul) at the World Financial Center. This year for Studio Ghibli marks the 30th anniversary to one of their most successful films, My Neighbor Totoro

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Shanghai World Financial Centre (SWFC) , 100 Century Avenue 01 Jul - 07 Oct Buy tickets

Chicago the Musical

'Murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery and treachery…all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts' – no, we're not talking about a Saturday night at Found 158, world-famous musical Chicago is coming to Shanghai.

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Majestic Theatre , 66 Jiangning Lu (江宁路66号) Jing'an Shanghai Shanghai 20 Dec Buy tickets

Incredibles 2

The original is Pixar’s finest moment (save it, Toy Story partisans), and with the whole cast and director Brad Bird returning, we have no reason to lose faith.

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Cinemas around Shanghai 22 Jun - 22 Jul Buy tickets

Kinky Boots

Critics' pick

Fabulously sassy, uplifting and ever so kinky, this Tony Award-winning musical is based on true events. Directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell, with music and lyrics by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, Kinky Boots tells the story of a struggling Northampton shoe factory. It follows the factory owner Charlie Price whose chance encounter with drag queen Lola inspires a production line of sexy heels for transvestites that helps save the family business.

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SAIC·Shanghai Culture Square , 36 Yongjia Lu 11 Jul - 05 Aug Buy tickets

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