The best events right now on Time Out Tickets

Secret Cinema, teamLAB and more

Photograph: courtesy teamLab
Book a spot for some of the city's hottest upcoming events via Time Out Tickets. Right now we've got a few tickets left for Tim Minchin-scripted-musical Matilda, immersive movie experience Secret Cinema's incoming fan-favourite Casino Royale, digital art collective teamLAB's striking soon-to-open permanent museum (including a flash sale) and more.

Art and exhibitions

teamLab Borderless Shanghai

After dazzling the masses with its digital art installations at TANK Shanghai this summer, Tokyo-based collective teamLAB has set up its own permanent outpost, teamLAB Borderless Shanghai. Officially opening on November 5 the sprawling ‘museum without a map’ (covering 6,600sqm) will be home to as many as 50 teamLab productions. There’ll also be a preview flash sale from November 1 to 3 with tickets for 99RMB. Find out what to expect here.

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Daniel Arsham: Perpetual Present

Catch New York-based artist Daniel Arsham's first China exhibition before it goes this month. The dreamy exhibition showcases the artist’s recent sculptures – as well as a few pieces conceived specifically for the space. Based on what he calls the ‘concept of fictional archaeology’, Arsham’s work evokes romanticism and pop art and leaves the viewer in the surreal space between the past and the future.

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Stage

Secret Cinema Presents Casino Royale

At this immersive cinema experience, there's no screen and instead you – the audience – are part of the show, and what you say and do shapes the storyline. Coming from London, Secret Cinema has been transforming audiences into aliens, robots, time travellers and all sorts of characters since 2007, and now it’s coming to Shanghai to turn people into spies and assassins in its fan-favourite production of 007 flick Casino Royale.

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Come from Away

As our colleagues at Time Out London put it, 'Musicals don’t come much more low-key, wholesome or Canadian than Come from Away.' The award-winning musical tells the human stories of the five days after 9/11, when 38 planes (carrying 6,579 passengers and crew) made an emergency landing in the small Newfoundland town of Gander. It’s all totally, soul-feedingly wonderful – and it's coming to Shanghai next May.

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Shanghai Culture Square , No. 597 Fuxing Zhong Lu (复兴中路597号) Huangpu Shanghai Shanghai 08 May Buy tickets

Roald Dahl's Matilda: The Musical

Critics' pick

There are still a few (and we mean, a few) tickets going for Tim Minchin's 'wickedly good story of a schoolgirl genius' (says Time Out London), Matilda the Musical. Making its Shanghai debut at the end of the year, the gifted autodidact at the centre of Roald Dahl's 1988 novel comes to life in this musical coproduced by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

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Shanghai Culture Square , No. 597 Fuxing Zhong Lu (复兴中路597号) Huangpu Shanghai Shanghai 06 Dec Buy tickets

Things to do

Run For Your Lives

Take on the undead in the run-up to Halloween at Run For Your Lives. The 5k obstacle run – where you're either a survivor trying to reach the Safe Zone or a zombie chaser trying to snatch the life flags – is back in Shanghai at the end of the month. 

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Music & Nightlife

The Kooks China Tour

Get mid-noughties-Indie-pop-rock nostalgic at The Kooks China tour. The British band – who came to fame with songs like 'Naïve' and 'She Moves in Her Own Way' – are bringing their upbeat musical stylings to Modern Sky Lab.

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Modern Sky Lab Shanghai , 188 Ruihong Lu 15 Nov Buy tickets

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