Suzhou Culture and Arts Center

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1 Guanfeng Street, Suzhou Industrial Park (close to Xiandai Avenue)
江苏省苏州市吴中区观枫街1号
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It is easy to see how the center itself lives up to its promise to deliver “Life's Splendors In Full Color,” as stated on its website. The interior proves no less impressive, both in terms of architecture and the kinds of programs it has to offer. The general feeling I got from my short stroll around the premises was one of polished composure but also of openness, as the space was obviously designed to invite and accommodate large audiences.


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Riverdance in Suzhou

Jan 4 - Jan 7 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-800 yuan

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The Nutcracker by Suzhou Symphony Orchestra & Suzhou Ballet Theatre

Dec 23 - Dec 23 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-380 yuan

Suzhou Ballet Theatre will collaborate with Suzhou Symphony Orchestra to present the all-time classic play The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky. The orchestra will be conducted by Chen Xianyang.


Spanish Multimedia Interactive Theatre “Like Cat and Dog”

Dec 14 - Dec 17 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-280 yuan

This multimedia interactive show tells the story of Nacho, an insatiable artist who finds a way to bring his drawings to life and communicate with them.


Hungarian Shadow Dance ‘Attraction’

Dec 16 - Dec 16 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-580 yuan

Hungarian shadow theater, The Box, will tell the story of a woman resisting and fighting her fate through a combination of shadow dance, black light theatre and video mapping.


A Cappella Concert by BASIX

Dec 10 - Dec 10 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-480 yuan

With five international CARA awards under their belt, singers of the Danish vocal pop group BASIX will give an amazing cappella concert in Suzhou in December and show Chinese audience their incredible harmonies.


The Eternal Tchaikovsky III

Dec 1 - Dec 1 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-380 yuan

Conductor Li Biao and Cellist Ludwig Quandt will present classical works by Tchaikovsky, including the Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66, Variations on a Rococo Theme for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 33 and Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74, Pathét...


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Nov 25 - Nov 25 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-380 yuan

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Broadway Musical “The Producers”

Nov 21 - Nov 21 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 180-880 yuan

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Concert of Brahms led by Marcus Bosch

Nov 18 - Nov 18 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-380 yuan

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English Play ‘Pride and Prejudice’

Nov 12 - Nov 12 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-320 yuan

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Piano Recital by Werner Baertschi

Nov 4 - Nov 4 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-300 yuan

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Opening Concert, Suzhou Jinji Lake International Piano Competition

Nov 3 - Nov 3 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-380 yuan

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Musical ‘The Cat Who Wished to Be a Man’

Nov 1 - Nov 2 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-380 yuan

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Oct 26 - Oct 27 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-680 yuan

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Oct 19 - Oct 22 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 200-280 yuan

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Boys’ Choir from Dresden, Germany

Oct 21 - Oct 21 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-680 yuan

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Oct 13 - Oct 14 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 180-680 yuan

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Oct 10 - Oct 10 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-380 yuan

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Concert by world-famous drummers

Oct 7 - Oct 7 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-380 yuan

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Drama ‘Semianyki: The Family’

Oct 3 - Oct 3 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-580 yuan

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Martin Hurkens’ Solo Concert

Sep 28 - Sep 30 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 180-880 yuan

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Concert starring Xu Zhong, Wang Jian

Sep 30 - Sep 30 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 180-880 yuan

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Concert Starring Abbado, Li Yundi

Sep 30 - Sep 30 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-1,280 yuan

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Eva Yerbabuena’s Ballet Flamenco

Sep 28 - Sep 28 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-680 yuan

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Romeo and Juliet

Sep 23 - Sep 23 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-380 yuan

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Concert by Huun Huur Tu

Sep 16 - Sep 16 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-380 yuan

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Aug 13 - Sep 13 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-280 yuan

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Piano Recital by Mukai Yoko

Sep 10 - Sep 10 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-580 yuan

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Sep 7 - Sep 8 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-680 yuan

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Aug 27 - Aug 27 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-880 yuan

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Jul 28 - Jul 28 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-880 yuan

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Jul 14 - Jul 16 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-380 yuan

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Jul 8 - Jul 8 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-380 yuan

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Jul 5 - Jul 6 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 180-480 yuan

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The Eternal Tchaikovsky II

Jul 1 - Jul 1 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-380 yuan

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Jun 28 - Jun 28 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-880 yuan

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Jun 24 - Jun 24 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-380 yuan

The Suzhou Symphony Orchestra will perform “Midsummer Night’s Passion,” Glinka’s “Ruslan and Lyudmila Overture,” Greig’s “Piano Concerto in A minor” and Bizet’s “Carmen Suite No. 1 and No.2” in a concert conducted by Chen Xianyang.


'Swan Lake' by Liaoning Ballet

Jun 23 - Jun 23 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-680 yuan

Liaoning Ballet collaborated with Russian choreographer Vladimir Malakhov to bring the all-time favorite ballet “Swan Lake” to the audience of Suzhou. Founded in 1980, Liaoning Ballet is one of the biggest ballet troupes in China.


Bunk Puppets from Canada

Jun 1 - Jun 4 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-280 yuan

“Sticks, Stones, Broken Bones”is a shadow puppet comedy presented by Bunk Puppets from Canada. It has entertained more than 25,000 people in 108 shows in China since its premiere at The Art Space for Kids in Shanghai in December 2015.


Brahms, Mozart and Shostakovich

Jun 3 - Jun 3 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-380 yuan

Suzhou Symphony Orchestra will give a concert directed by famous conductor Avner Biron. Johannes Brahms’s Variations on a Theme of Haydn, Op.56a, Dmitri Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No.1 in Cminor, Op. 35 and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symp...


Ballet ‘Anna Karenina’

May 28 - May 28 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-880 yuan

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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

May 25 - May 27 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-220 yuan

A Chinese version of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) created by Reduced Shakespeare Company will be presented to Suzhou audience in May. The comedy show originally produced by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield...


Zhang Haochen’s Piano Recital

May 26 - May 26 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-480 yuan

After winning a gold medal in the 13th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2009, the 24-year-old Chinese pianist, Haochen Zhang, continues to captivate audiences around the world with virtuoso recitals. He also performed with the...


‘The Magic of Rhythm’ by Samaja

May 19 - May 20 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 180-330 yuan

This interactive musical will transport children to the fascinating world of African gumboot dancers. Audience members can play drums in gumboot dance and the show will end with the exhilarating boom of African drums.


Guqin Recital by Yao Liang

May 20 - May 20 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-380 yuan

Yao Liang has played guqin, a seven-stringed plucked instrument, for more than 30 years. The master guqin player will present old classics for Suzhou audiences.


From French Jazz to Russian Arabia

May 6 - May 6 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-380 yuan

Suzhou Symphony Orchestra will give a concert conducted by Xu Zhong. Rimsky Korsakov’s Scheherazade, Op. 35, Maurice Ravel's Piano Concerto in G major and Mother Goose Suite will be presented.


American BoyChoir Concert

May 1 - May 1 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-580 yuan

The American Boychoir has a long history of over 70 years and is regarded as the United States' premier concert boys' choir. It is the first time that the choir gives a concert tour in China.


Nuevo Flamenco

Apr 22 - Apr 22 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-380 yuan

The show is a modern derivative of traditional flamenco, combining Antonio Rey Navas’s guitar playing, Bernardo Miranda Luna’s singing and Pedro Córdoba’s dance.


A Hero’s Life

Apr 15 - Apr 15 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-380 yuan

Suzhou Symphony Orchestra will give a concert under the baton of famous conductor Xu Zhong. Theme on Canto di Virginia with Variations for Oboe and Orchestra by Verdi and Mori, the Four Last Songs and Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life), Op.40 ...


Comedy show ‘The Frightened Baker’

Mar 25 - Mar 25 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-180 yuan

Italian circus comedy duo Andrea Meroni and Francesco Zamboni will bring their show to Suzhou audience. The show combines dance, mime, juggling and clown art. They hope to promote the clown culture and bring happiness to the people around t...


Wuthering Heights by Chapterhouse Theatre

Mar 21 - Mar 21 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-300 yuan

Chapterhouse Theatre Company, a professional British touring production group, will present the drama of Emily Bronte's classic love story Wuthering Heights to Suzhou audiences. The story of enduring love and passion is now brought alive on...


The Eternal Tchaikovsky I

Mar 18 - Mar 18 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-380 yuan

Suzhou Symphony Orchestra will perform The Eternal Tchaikovsky I concert to local audiences. Conducted by Li Biao, the concert will present Tchaikovsky’s works including Hamlet Fantasy Overture in F minor, Op. 67 (c. 1888), Violin Concerto ...


Opera Die Fledermaus in concert version

Jan 14 - Jan 14 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-380 yuan

Suzhou Symphony Orchestra will bring famous opera Die Fledermaus (The Bat), originally created by the Waltz King Johann Strauss II, in a concert version to welcome the coming New Year. The concert will be conducted by Xu Zhong.


Slava’s Snow Show

Jan 5 - Jan 8 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100 – 800 yuan

It’s a show that can recall all your childhood memories. As a genre of its own, Slava’s Snowshow, like no other shows, remains as spontaneous and magical as when it was first performed in 1993. The show has toured around the globe and been ...


Spanish Flamenco Dance Drama ‘Carmen’

Jan 2 - Jan 2 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100 – 880 yuan

A truly inspiring and exciting dance drama based on a novella of the same title by Prosper Merimee will be staged in Suzhou. “Carmen,” one of the most popular operas of Bizet, will take the audience to a journey to closely appreciate both t...


Vienna Johann Strauss Orchestra Walzer New Year Concert

Dec 27 - Dec 27 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80 – 1,280 yuan

Since its first tour in China dated back to 1999, Vienna Johann Strauss Orchestra has performed in many cities across the country. The orchestra was established in Vienna, Austria in 1825 by Johann Strauss’ father. The orchestra ranges in s...


Vienna Mozart String Quartet

Dec 24 - Dec 24 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-280 yuan

Four Austrian musicians, wearing 18th century clothes and wigs, will perform in Suzhou in December. Vienna Mozart String Quartet, one of the best quartets in the world, gives nearly 200 concerts every year. In 2006, the group was invited by...


Lisa Ono’s Concert in Suzhou

Dec 22 - Dec 22 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 280 – 1,680 yuan

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Christmas with Los Romeros

Dec 17 - Dec 17 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100 – 880 yuan

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Dance ‘Burn the Floor’

Dec 6 - Dec 7 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100 – 880 yuan

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Magic Planet

Nov 27 - Nov 27 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80 – 640 yuan

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Joja Wendt Piano Recital

Nov 26 - Nov 26 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-480 yuan

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Dance Collection from Paul Taylor Dance Company

Nov 12 - Nov 12 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-680 yuan

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Puppet Play ‘Guess How Much I Love You’

Nov 6 - Nov 6 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80 - 380 yuan

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Kyung-wha Chung’s Violin Solo Concert

Oct 30 - Oct 30 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-880 yuan

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Florian Noack’s Piano Recital

Oct 29 - Oct 29 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-240 yuan

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Tibetan Dance ‘Tsangyang Gyatso’

Oct 27 - Oct 27 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-580 yuan

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Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra

Oct 26 - Oct 26 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80 -880 yuan

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Oct 21 - Oct 21 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-1,280 yuan

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Dance ‘Mi Carmen Flamenca’

Oct 4 - Oct 4 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-580 yuan

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Chen Suwei (Tenor) Solo Concert

Sep 23 - Sep 23 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-300 yuan

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Sep 20 - Sep 21 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 180-1,280yuan

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Original Ballet – Cinderella by Suzhou Ballet Troupe

Sep 15 - Sep 16 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-600 yuan

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Jul 31 - Sep 11 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 150 yuan

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Quartet concert ‘Gone with the Breeze’

Aug 12 - Aug 12 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-280 yuan

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iSING! Suzhou Festival

Aug 7 - Aug 7 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-880 yuan

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Puppet musical ‘Snow White’

Aug 5 - Aug 6 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-380 yuan

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Magic Piano and Chopin Shorts

Aug 5 - Aug 5 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-240 yuan

This animated film concert with live solo piano played by 17-year-old Derek Wang tells the story of Anna and Chip-Chip’s adventure of discovery aboard a magic, flying piano. This is presented alongside “The Chopin Shorts,” a collection of 2...


BodyVox – Urban Meadow

Aug 3 - Aug 4 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 50-160 yuan

Currently in its 18th season, BodyVox will stage two shows in Suzhou, one of only two stops in China. BodyVox has produced nine award winning films, 30 original shows and three operas. Based in Portland, Oregon, the group was founded by Emm...


Aupa Quartet Concert

Jul 29 - Jul 29 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-280 yuan

Regarded as the best Spanish pop rock classic quartet, Aupa Quartet will perform in Suzhou during its China tour. The quartet has Asier and Ramses on the violin, Felipe on the viola, and Martin on the cello. They have played in many renowne...


‘The Sleeping Beauty on Ice’

Jul 15 - Jul 17 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-880 yuan

Tired of traditional ballet? Here comes an alternative! “The Sleeping Beauty on Ice.” The Imperial Ice Stars, the world’s leading performers of theatrical ice dance, will execute the most complex and daring maneuvers on the ice in the perfo...


‘Swan Lake on Ice’

Jul 13 - Jul 14 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-800 yuan

As a leading theatrical skating troupe in the world, the award-winning Imperial Ice Stars will bring “Swan Lake on Ice” to Suzhou this summer. Believe it or not, the troupe has 26 Olympic, World, European and national skating champions with...


Concert L’Odyssée de Rick le Cube

Jul 2 - Jul 2 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-380 yuan

The prize-winning children’s multimedia concert will take the young audience on a journey in the world of music to explore the secrets of special sound effects and soundtracks for animation films. The concert has an intriguing storyline and...


'Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey’

Jun 10 - Jun 10 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-380 yuan

Join Marvin the mouse for a special adventure, a trip to the surface of the moon on his homemade rocket. He meets some strange creatures on his way and also learns a lot. Will Marvin realize his dreams and bring him the glory and acceptance...


Shakespearian Plays

Apr 16 - Jun 10 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 150 yuan

National Theater Live is an international initiative that brings UK stage productions to cinemas around the world. Six Shakespearian dramas, “Hamlet,” “King Lear,” “Othello,” “One Man, Two Guvnors,” “Man + Superman,” and “As You Like It” wi...


Magical play from Finland

Jun 1 - Jun 1 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-380 yuan

“Wally Watthead and His Lost Glow” is a magical performance that combines illusion and theater into one enchanting experience. The story takes place on the desk of a girl named Polly. A mobile phone named Simon and a lamp named Wally are fa...


Sound of Forest

May 29 - May 29 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-280 yuan

Two vocalists, a soprano and a baritone, who are both gold-prize winners of the 2016 Manitoba International Marketing Competition, will present a selection of classic opera arias in their concert dubbed the “Sound of Forest.”


The Swingles’ Concert

May 21 - May 21 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-580 yuan

Founded by Ward Swingle in Paris in 1962, the Swingles is the recipient of five Grammy awards including “Best New Artist” and “Best Performance by a Chorus.” The Swingles have pushed the boundaries of vocal music and have released more than...


Piano Recital by Rémi Panossian

May 21 - May 21 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-240 yuan

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Clarinet Recital by Andreas Ottensamer

May 15 - May 15 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-380 yuan

Born in 1989 to an Austro-Hungarian family of musicians, Andreas Ottensamer began to play the piano at the age of four. He later studied cello and clarinet and has won top prizes with the three instruments. He often appears at international...


'Beyond Time’ by U Theater from Taiwan

May 14 - May 14 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-880 yuan

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Staatskapelle Dresden’s China Tour

Apr 26 - Apr 26 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-1,380 yuan

Viennese pianist Rudolf Buchbinder is regarded one of the world’s foremost musicians. He has recorded more than 100 albums and collaborated with major orchestras and conductors around the world. Founded in 1548, Staatskapelle Dresden is one...


Christian Blackshaw’s Piano Recital

Apr 23 - Apr 23 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-480 yuan

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'Lotus’ by Beijing Dance Theater

Apr 16 - Apr 16 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-680 yuan

Adapted from the Chinese classic novel “Jin Ping Mei,” the three-act dance drama is produced by a team of eminent artists, including costume designer Tim Yip and choreographer Wang Yuanyuan, who is a co-founder of Beijing Ballet Theater, th...


Musical ‘Heirs to Butterfly Lovers’

Apr 8 - Apr 9 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-800 yuan

This is the first musical directed by Lin Yihua. Lin pools the talent of award-winning Taiwanese composer Chen Jianqi, Hong Kong choreographer-dancer Yuri Ng, and 18 performers from Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao to present the musical about a...


Chinese Ballet ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Mar 25 - Mar 25 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-418 yuan

Creative choreography of traditional ballet and modern dance brings new life to the classic ballet, starring Li Ying and Pan Jiabin. The talented couple used to be the principal dancers of the National Ballet of China. The 90-minute ballet ...


3D Musical ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’

Mar 13 - Mar 13 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-380 yuan

Directed by Jennifer Jancuska, the 3D musical is the product of many Chinese artists from screenwriter Wang Lingyun to visual director Tao Kai and composer Li Lin. Multimedia technology is used to give the musical a real feel of a fairyland...


Malando Orchestra’s Chinese New Year Concert

Feb 11 - Feb 11 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-580 yuan

Malando Orchestra, a light music band from the Netherlands, will kick off its China concert tour on February 8, 2016. Danny Malando will lead his orchestra to perform popular Western and Chinese music and the concert will be enlivened by pr...


Zhang Haiou’s Piano Recital

Jan 22 - Jan 22 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-280 yuan

Zhang Hai’ou is a talented young pianist who drew critical acclaim during his concert tours in Europe, Americas and Asia. He also gives piano classes in colleges at home and abroad. Zhang will give 12 recitals in January, performing the wor...


Richard Clayderman’s New Year Concert

Jan 6 - Jan 6 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 380-1,280 yuan

Richard Clayderman is back. The “Prince of Piano” will perform in Suzhou on his 2015-2016 China tour and entertain his fans with 27 popular melodies, including Chinese songs “I Love Tian’anmen” and “Butterfly Lovers.” The French pianist lik...


New Year Concert by Melbourne Opera Orchestra

Jan 2 - Jan 2 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-880 yuan

Melbourne Opera Orchestra is one of the best orchestras in Australia. Their New Year concert will present Pietro Mascagni’s “Preludio” from “Cavalleria Rusticana,” Johann Strauss Jr.’s “Anna Polka Op. 117” and other classic pieces. The conc...


Dublin Philharmonic’s New Year Concert

Jan 1 - Jan 1 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-1,280 yuan

The Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra will bring some of the best Irish and international soloists and conductors to Suzhou. The concert will feature many Irish melodies and the country’s famous tap dance. The concert will be conducted by the o...


New Year Concert by Johann Strauss Walzer Orchestra

Dec 31 - Dec 31 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-1,280 yuan

Re-established in 1989, Vienna Johann Strauss Waltz Orchestra gives more than 150 concerts a year and has toured around the world. The New Year concert in Hangzhou will be conducted by Tibor Szuts and will star soprano Esebth Fakas. The orc...


Lisa Ono’s New Year Concert

Dec 29 - Dec 29 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 280-1,680 yuan

Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Lisa Ono spent her childhood in Brazil until she was 10. She began to study music at age 15 and made her debut in 1989 as a professional Bossa Nova singer. Her natural voice, beautiful guitar music and her charmin...


The Nutcracker

Dec 19 - Dec 19 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-580 yuan

Suzhou Ballet Troupe is going to stage “The Nutcracker” for the upcoming Christmas. The two-act ballet is originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Leve Ivanov with music composed by Tchaikovsky. Founded in 2007, Suzhou Ballet is the on...


Eduardo Fernández Piano Recital

Dec 12 - Dec 12 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-240 yuan

Eduardo was born in Madrid in 1981. He has delivered performances in most of the important theaters in Spain including Auditorio Nacional de Madrid, Teatro Real and Palau de la Musica de Barcelona. He has also held concerts in many other co...


Roman Kim’s Solo Concert

Nov 22 - Nov 22 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-360 yuan

Roman Kim, 23, is a Russian–German–Korean virtuoso violinist and composer. He began to collect national and international awards when he was 7 and he has studied under big masters like Vengerov, Midori and Gidon Kremer. His debut with Colog...


British Opera ‘Robot Golem’

Nov 18 - Nov 19 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-260 yuan

Delivered by the famous British 1927 Troupe, “Robot Golem” is the fourth work of the troupe. Created in August of last year and having its debut in Austria, the opera combines movie, animation and music to present magic effect to audiences.


Comedy ‘Defending the Cavemen’

Nov 10 - Nov 14 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 60-240 yuan

The Broadway comedy was awarded the Laurence Olivier Awards in 2000 and has been performed in 45 countries to more than 8 million viewers. It is the longest running solo comedy in the history of Broadway.


Concert ‘Around the World in 88 Keys’

Nov 7 - Nov 7 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-380 yuan

Joja Wendt is a popular German pianist who has held concerts in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and China. He is also a TV show host and movie composer. He was invited to perform with Chinese pianists at Beijing Sat...


CARisMA Guitar Duo

Nov 1 - Nov 1 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-240 yuan

CARisMA is a crossover guitar duo from Italy. Magdalena Kaltcheva and Carlo Corrieri mixed their extraordinary, different guitar techniques to produce modern and innovative sounds. The result is a natural crossover style. The Italian duo fo...


MOMIX – Botanica

Oct 29 - Oct 30 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-880 yuan

MOMIX is a company of dancer-illusionists that conjures up visual miracles on stage. In addition to stage performances, MOMIX has worked in film and television. Botanica is a spectacular dance that combines birdsong and Vivaldi as it reveal...


Concert of Sarah Chang, BBC Philharmonics

Oct 26 - Oct 26 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-1,280 yuan

Korean-American violinist Sarah Chang has been known for her extraordinary talent since she was a girl and now she is a world-renowned violinist and a cultural ambassador for the United States. Chang will perform with the BBC Philharmonics ...


Concert of Dresden Boys’ Choir

Oct 21 - Oct 21 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-880 yuan

Dresden Kreuzchor is one of the world’s oldest and most famous boys’ choirs. It has a history of more than 700 years and is still active in church services. Several times a year, Dresden Kreuzchor travels around the world to perform in conc...


3D Musical ‘Alice in Wonderland’

Oct 1 - Oct 1 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-380 yuan

“Alice in Wonderland” is a multimedia musical presented by Chinese and Canadian artists. It uses multimedia technology to achieve fantastic stage effects and interaction with audience.


Ballet Flamenco de Andalucia

Sep 26 - Sep 26 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-880 yuan

Ballet Flamenco de Andalucia is a celebrated Spanish dance troupe that has traveled around the world as the ambassador of flamenco dance. Its performances have impressed audiences in the United States, Argentina, Cuba, France, Italy, Hungar...


Concert ‘A Dream of Red Mansions’

Aug 21 - Aug 21 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-680 yuan

The concert is to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the birth of Cao Xueqin who wrote the Chinese classic “A Dream of Red Mansions.” The concert will feature music in the 1987 TV series adapted from the novel and a multimedia description...


The Quatuor Beat

Aug 14 - Aug 14 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 50-380 yuan

Delivered by four percussion artists from symphony orchestras in France, the concert has received numerous international awards in music for children and education.


Recital of Zhang Haotian

Aug 9 - Aug 9 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-240 yuan

Born in Nanjing in 1993, Zhang Haotian began to play the piano when he was five and immigrated to Canada with his parents in 2000. There, he studied under famous pianist Sasha Starcevich for many years. He was invited to play at the opening...


Concert of Charles Dutoit and Li Yundi

Jul 19 - Jul 19 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-1,680 yuan

Charles Dutoit is one of the world’s most celebrated conductors, having performed with all major orchestras in five continents. He is now artistic director and principal conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and he recently celebrat...


Ryu Goto, the ‘Prince of Violin’

Jun 19 - Jun 19 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-580 yuan

Ryu Goto has a large following in Asia, North America and Europe. He made his debut at the age of 7, playing all three movements of Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 1 at the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan. Since then, he has appeare...


Ingrid Jacoby’s piano recital

Jun 13 - Jun 13 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-240 yuan

Ingrid Jacoby has held solo concerts in Europe, Asia, Africa and the North America. She is often invited to cooperate with world-famous orchestras and is the winner of Artists Presentation Award.


Costanza Savarese’s guitar recital

Jun 7 - Jun 7 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-240 yuan

Costanza Savarese was born in Rome in 1985. She started learning the guitar when she was 7 and made her debut at the age of 10. Because of her excellent guitar skills and interpretation, she has been invited to perform as a soloist at many ...


Concert of Les Petits Chanteurs de Saint-Mare

May 31 - May 31 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-680 yuan

Les Petits Chanteurs de Saint-Mare became world-famous after performing in the Oscar winning movie “Les Choristes.” Its album stayed among the top 10 on the American Billboard Chart in the classical music category for more than six months.


I MUSICI String Orchestra Concert

May 30 - May 30 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-880 yuan

The story of I Musici is extraordinary. Founded in 1952, the chamber music group has performed 18th century Italian music around the world and their recording of Vivaldi's masterpieces was a market success with more than 25 million albums s...


Concert by The Voca People

May 17 - May 17 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-580 yuan

The Voca People is one of the most popular vocal bands in the world. They firstly uploaded their videos to Youtube about five years ago and received more than 150,000 clicks in less than one year. The band has performed in 26 countries incl...


‘The Ugly Duckling’ by Lightwire Theater

May 16 - May 16 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-380 yuan

Creators Ian Carney and Corbin Popp met while dancing in Twyla Tharp’s Broadway show “Movin’ Out” and became partners afterwards by founding the Lightwire Theater with their wives Eleanor and Whitney also members. Their puppet characters ar...


Piano recital by Benjamin Nuss

May 16 - May 16 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-240 yuan

Born in Germany in 1989, Benjamin showed his talent for music when he was a child. He began to take professional training at the age of 6 and has earned many awards in piano competitions. He always studies the background and characteristics...


Chinese folk dance ‘Xi Shi’

May 14 - May 14 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-580 yuan

With grants from the National Art Fund, Suzhou Cultural & Arts Center Ballet Troupe combines classic symphony music and the art of ballet to tell the tragic story of Xi Shi, one of the four legendary beauties of ancient China.


Prima Vista String Quartet

May 10 - May 10 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-150 yuan

Prima Vista is a benchmark in the world of cine-concerts (producing music for films). The string quartet has performed for different genres of films from historical melodrama to cartoon animation and documentary. Apart from playing the orig...


Concert ‘Castle in the Sky’

May 1 - May 1 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-580 yuan

The concert “Castle in the Sky” features the works of two masters, Miyazaki Hayao, a Japanese film director and animator who created such popular animation films as “My Neighbor Totoro,” “Princess Mononoke” and “Castle in the Sky;” and Joe ...


Korean Science Show ‘Aliens’ Coming’

May 1 - May 1 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-160 yuan

Korean actors and actresses will conduct scientific experiments on stage and invite people in the audience to be a part of it. Even those who know nothing about science will still be attracted by their interesting and amazing games and expe...


Concert of Marcel Rubin Quartet

Apr 19 - Apr 19 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-220 yuan

Four like-minded and dedicated musicians formed their band, Marcel Rubin Quartet, in 2013 to discover and interpret lesser-known works of the 20th century quartet music. Though a new band, they had a flurry of projects and concerts last yea...


Angela Cholakyan’s piano recital

Apr 11 - Apr 11 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-240 yuan

A piano pedagogue with 25 years of experience, Angela Cholakian is committed to preserving the best of European and Russian piano traditions. She now teaches at Soochow University’s School of Music and hopes the young Chinese can carry on t...


English farce: ‘Noises Off’

Apr 3 - Apr 3 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-380 yuan

“Noises Off” is a famous farce that makes people laugh throughout the show. It has won numerous international awards and has been reviewed by such influential newspapers as New York Times and Daily Telegraph.


Esbjerg Ensemble 2015 Concert

Mar 28 - Mar 28 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 60-280 yuan

Esbjerg Ensemble is highly acclaimed around the world for its excellent performance in classic music and creative programs. Its 11 musicians are from different countries and are skilled in orchestral music, piano solos and percussion music.


Cathal Breslin’s solo concert

Mar 15 - Mar 15 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-240 yuan

Cathal Breslin is considered one of the world’s most exciting pianists of his generation. His "superb intensity and passion" (Cleveland Plain Dealer), "energized and energizing" performance (Belfast Telegraph), "a deep connection to the mus...


Riccardo TamaiI’s guitar recital

Mar 14 - Mar 14 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-240 yuan

After graduating from A. Steffani Conservatory in Italy, Riccardo Tamail went to Francisco Tàrrega Academy of Guitar Music in Pordenone to study for four more years under Stefano Viola and Paolo Pegoraro, attending classes given by internat...


Swan Lake on Ice by the Imperial Ice Stars

Jan 25 - Jan 25 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-980 yuan

The Imperial Ice Stars have received standing ovations from audiences in more than 30 countries around the world since their first tour of Swan Lake on Ice in 2006.With dazzling costumes, spectacular sets and Tchaikovsky's glorious music, t...


Concert of Shangyin Trio

Jan 17 - Jan 17 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 60-120 yuan

Xu Fengxia founded this project based on some important principles of Confucius and was originally called “Generations of Chinese Music”. They toured all over Europe and mostly played traditional music showing how one generation passes trad...


‘Swan Lake’ by Kiev Ballet

Jan 3 - Jan 3 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-880 yuan

Kiev Ballet, a leading ballet company based in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, enjoys worldwide recognition. The 147-year-old troupe has performed almost all Russian ballet classics and has visited many countries.


New Year Concert of Mantovani Orchestra

Jan 1 - Jan 1 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-1280 yuan

The Mantovani Orchestra, founded in 1935 by the famous violinist, composer and conductor Annunzio Paolo Mantovani, is a symbol of light music and has captured the hearts of millions around the world in the past 80 years.


New Year concert by Vienna Strauss Orchestra

Dec 31 - Dec 31 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-1280 yuan

Vienna Johann Strauss Orchestra was founded by Johann Strauss, the “King of Waltz” in 1824. The troupe underwent a rebirth in 1989 and is now the most authoritative waltz orchestra in Austria with more than 150 concerts around the world eve...


New Year concert by German orchestra

Dec 30 - Dec 30 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-880 yuan

Established in 1971, LJO Bremen is devoted to revitalizing classical music in the new century. The orchestra composed and recorded music for Angry Birds, an electronic game that went viral a few years ago. Their New Year concert in Suzhou w...


New Year’s Concert by Taipei Philharmonic

Dec 28 - Dec 28 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-880 yuan

Founded in 1985, Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra earned international acclaim through its concert tours around the world, including Canada, the United States, Finland, Russia, Poland and France. It visited the Chinese mainland for the first t...


Concert of Lisa Ono

Dec 20 - Dec 20 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 280-1680 yuan

Lisa Ono, dubbed “Queen of Bossa Nova” who blends Brazilian samba with American jazz, has performed around the world and made her debut show in China in 2009. While in Suzhou she will entertain local fans with some of her best-known songs a...


The ballet “The Nutcracker”

Dec 19 - Dec 19 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-580 yuan

Suzhou Ballet Theater is going to present the classic fairy tale on local stage with new creations and wonderful interaction. It will be a great experience for kids and adults to enjoy a magnificent night before the Christmas.


‘Nu Shu,’ A Symphony by Tan Dun

Dec 14 - Dec 14 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-1,280 yuan

World-renowned composer and conductor, Tan Dun, will bring his new symphony, “Nu Shu,” (The Secret Songs of Women) to Suzhou. Tan is famous for composing music for films like “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” and “Hero.” He also composed mus...


Sonia Achkar’s solo concert

Dec 6 - Dec 6 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 50-380 yuan

German-born pianist Sonia Achkar is acclaimed for her profound musicality and refined sensitivity. She has performed in many concert halls and music festivals around the world, including Mannheimer Rosengarten, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Schleswig...


Modern dance by Dutch artists

Nov 12 - Nov 12 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-1,680 yuan

Nederlands Dans Theater 1 is a troupe made up of 30 dancers from 17 countries, aged 23 to 42. They are known for their virtuosity, astonishing technique and unparalleled expression. The troupe has traveled around the world and attracted ful...


Hélène Tysman’s Piano Recital

Nov 8 - Nov 8 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 50-380 yuan

Hailed as "poetic" by The Daily Telegraph and praised for her "mixed excitement with eloquence" by Gramophone Chopin Express, French pianist Hélène Tysman broke out onto the world stage as a laureate of the 16th International Chopin Piano C...


Piano Recital by Warren Mailley-Smith

Oct 18 - Oct 18 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 50-380 yuan

The award-winning concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith made his solo debuts to critical acclaims at Wigmore Hall, London and Carnegie Hall, New York.  In 2011 he collaborated with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to perform Beethoven’s...


Dance ‘Pine Smoke’ from Taiwan

Oct 11 - Oct 12 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-1,080 yuan

Yunmen Dance Troupe from Taiwan will present “Pine Smoke,” one of its dance trilogy inspired by the art of Chinese calligraphy and the music of John Cage, the famous 20th century composer. The dance has been performed in Melbourne, Berlin, ...


‘Emperor’s Fantasy,’ a concert by Li Yundi

Oct 6 - Oct 6 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-2,188 yuan

Being the youngest pianist to win the International Chopin Piano Competition, Li Yundi was hailed as a “super star in piano from China” by BBC and has since performed for world leaders and important occasions. He started his world tour this...


‘Aladdin and His Magic Lamp’

Oct 4 - Oct 4 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 60-300 yuan

The famous tale from “One Thousand and One Nights” has been adapted into a puppet show by Shanghai Puppet Troupe. Multimedia devices are used to portray the fascinating Arab story in dramatic effects.


Ukulele orchestra from Wellington

Oct 2 - Oct 2 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-400 yuan

The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra with 12 Ukulele players and a double bass player was founded in 2005 and rose to fame in 2008. The orchestra has maintained its iconic status since as one of New Zealand’s best-loved performing...


Concert of Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

Oct 1 - Oct 1 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-880 yuan

The award-winning Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1840 and is one of the oldest orchestras in the UK. It captured global attention in recent years under the leadership of Vasily Petrenko, the chief conductor since Sept...


Concert by Ning Feng and Qin Liwei

Sep 26 - Sep 26 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 60-480 yuan

Violist Ning Feng and cellist Qin Liwei will present duet pieces in their Suzhou concert. Both are internationally-acclaimed young artists.


Korean musical ‘Yoohoo’

Sep 14 - Sep 14 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 60-600 yuan

This children’s play tells the story of Yoohoo and his friends who travel to a planet called Yootopia to find green seeds to bring back to the earth. The musical teaches children to love our Mother Earth and to protect all the wildlife.


Ballet ‘Carmen’

Sep 13 - Sep 13 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-580 yuan

Suzhou Ballet Theater will interpret the masterpiece of Georges Bizet in modern ballet. The ballet tells the story of a na?ve soldier who is seduced by a fiery Gypsy, Carmen. The solider deserts his army but finds Carmen is dating with a gl...


Boys’ choir from Germany

Sep 7 - Sep 7 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 60-880 yuan

As one of the world’s top three boys’ choirs, tolzer Knabenchor will begin its first China tour in September. Founded more than 50 years ago, the German choir has performed in Japan, USA, Israel, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Netherland, B...


Beatrice Berrut’s Piano Recital

Sep 6 - Sep 6 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 50-380 yuan

Swiss pianist Beatrice Berrut is no stranger to the international stage. She was described by Gidon Kremer as “a wonderfully talented and musical pianist with impressive seriousness, commitment and sensitivity.” The young pianist has played...


Folk Musical: Dynamic Yunnan

Aug 29 - Aug 29 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-1280 yuan

cDynamic Yunnan is created by famous Chinese dancer Yang Liping. She traveled throughout Yunnan Province for over one year in search of original folk songs and dances and spent 18 months producing this theatrical spectacle.


Stanislav Khristenko’s Piano Recital

Aug 16 - Aug 16 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 50-380 yuan

Stanislav Khristenko's performances have captivated audiences worldwide since his first solo recital at the age of 11. He has been described as a “poet” and an “architect of great forms.”  The Washington Post says, “It was clear that K...


Puppet musical ‘Candy House’

Aug 8 - Aug 10 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-300 yuan

“Candy House” is based on a story in Grimm’s Fairy Tales. The puppet musical depicts a brother and a sister who have a great adventure in a forest and fight off an evil witch with courage and wisdom.


Performance by China Opera & Dance Drama Theater

Aug 3 - Aug 3 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-880 yuan

China National Opera & Dance Drama Theater is a national art institution that has produced many famous works in the past 62 years and has performed for such major events as the Asian Games, the China International Art Festival and state...


Violin Solo Concert by Huang Mengla

Aug 2 - Aug 2 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 60-480 yuan

Born in Shanghai in the 1980s, Huang Mengla is one of the most active violists in the world. He was described as “Paganini of the East” when he won the top prize of the 49th Premio Paganini contest at the age of 22.


A Cappella Concert of Basix

Aug 1 - Aug 1 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-380 yuan

Basix is the name of a cappella singing group from Denmark. It will bring 16 outlandish songs to Suzhou. The troupe is considered one of the best singing groups in Scandinavia and has claimed numerous international awards.


iSING! Young Artist Festival

Jul 27 - Jul 27 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-580 yuan

The iSING! International Young Artists Festival comes on the heels of the iSING Beijing program which held two successful summer sessions in Beijing with a mission to introduce Mandarin as a lyric language and Chinese vocal music as the eme...


Gershwin Piano Quartet

Jul 13 - Jul 13 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-480 yuan

The quartet was established in 1996 and has held concerts in Europe and South America. It was invited to play at various events including the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Festival de Menton, Athens Festival and Mozarteo Brasileiro in ...


Piano Recital by Judith Jaúregui

Jul 12 - Jul 12 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 50-380 yuan

After her success on main stages and in festivals -- both in recital and with leading national orchestras -- Judith Jáuregui has become one of the most acclaimed pianists in Spain. She has performed at the International Piano Festival of La...


Concert of Classic Buskers

Jul 11 - Jul 11 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 60-300 yuan

This concert by a British trio known as the Classic Buskers will amuse many in the audience, especially the children. Michael Copley, the band founder, can play more than 40 kinds of woodwind instruments. Ian Moore, the composer, plays the ...


Comic pantomime

Jul 6 - Jul 6 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 60-150 yuan

“The Man the Sea Saw” is an imaginative masterpiece of the world-famous actor Wolfe Bowart. It depicts a man who is having a picnic on an icy outcrop when the ice suddenly breaks loose and drifts from the shore. The man is stranded on the i...


Ballet ‘Coppelia’

Jul 5 - Jul 5 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-880 yuan

“Coppelia,” a comic ballet originally choreographed by Arthur Saint-Léon to the music of Léo Delibes, was described by Russian ballet master Dyagilev as “one of the most beautiful things about the world of ballet.” Suzhou Ballet Theater wil...


iSING! International Young Artists Festival

Jul 1 - Jul 1 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-580 yuan

The iSING! International Young Artists Festival comes at the heels of I SING BEIJING program which held two successful summer sessions in Beijing with a mission to introduce Mandarin as a lyric language and Chinese vocal music as an emergin...


Piano Recital by Steven Vanhauwaert

Jun 14 - Jun 14 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 50-180 yuan

Praised by The Los Angeles Times for his “impressive clarity, sense of structure and monster technique,” Steven Vanhauwaert has garnered numerous accolades, including the Maurice Lefranc Award, Rotary Prize, Galiot Prize and the Grand Prize...


The Little Singers of Paris Concert (Les Petits Chanteurs à la Croix de Bois)

Jun 6 - Jun 6 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-680 yuan

Established in 1907, Les Petits Chanteurs à la Croix de Bois has toured more than 80 countries since its first trip to North America in 1931.


Pianist Xue Xiaoqiu’s Solo Concert

May 30 - May 30 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 60-480 yuan

Composer-pianist Xue Xiaoqiu signed a contract with Universal Music Group in 2010, becoming UMG’s youngest artist in classic music. He has released four albums so far. Two albums contain his original compositions and have earned him numerou...


Singapore Chinese Orchestra Children’s Concert

May 24 - May 24 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 60-380 yuan

The orchestra is the only state-level professional Chinese orchestra in Singapore. It gave its first performance in 1997.


Gesa Lücker’s Piano Recital

May 10 - May 10 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 50-180 yuan

GesaLücker was a prize winner of the Bruno-Frey-Stiftung, of the Hanover Chopin Society and of national and international competitions such as Prizewinner of Val Tidone Piano Competition, Italy and First Prize at IBLA Grand Prize Internatio...


Romeo and Juliet

May 8 - May 8 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 60-380 yuan

Established in 1980, Britain-based TNT Theater enjoys a high reputation domestically and has held a lot of world tours. The TNT version of “Romeo and Juliet” respects the spirit of Shakespeare and uses live music to display the unique charm...


Children’s Musical: Fairy Bakery

Apr 26 - Apr 26 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 60-150 yuan

The fantastic musical tells the story of a baker who is trying to make the most delicious bread. Eventually, he is inspired by music and produces a lot of magic bread, including a special cake filled with the love of mother.


Maurizio Moretti’s Piano Recital

Apr 19 - Apr 19 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 50-180 yuan

Maurizio Moretti is one of the best interpreters of the Italian school of pianoforte. His continuous search for aesthetic perfection has made him a star of many international concert halls. His repertoire includes solo recitals, chamber mus...


Chinese Ballet ‘Xi Shi’

Apr 12 - Apr 13 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-380 yuan

Performed by Suzhou Ballet, the youngest ballet troupe in China with dancers averaging 22 years old, the ballet depicts Xi Shi, a legendary beauty who was given to the king of Wu by the lord of the defeated state of Yue who eventually took ...


Kunlun Myth

Mar 24 - Mar 24 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-580 yuan

The opera Kunlun Myth tells a modern love story based on the traditional Chinese myth of Kunlun Mountain. It’s the first opera to portray the culture of Kunlun.


Legend of the Merlion - Singapore Chinese Orchestra

Mar 23 - Mar 23 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-580 yuan

Co-performed by Suzhou Kunqu Troupe, the concert will deliver five wonderful programs including a symphonic poem, instrumental ensemble, and Kunqu opera.


Youth Musical Nasirdin Afandi

Mar 21 - Mar 22 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-580 yuan

This musical gives a true reflection of Xinjiang culture. The magical combination of Xinjiang, Oriental, Flamenco and Persian dances will likely please those in attendance.


Ballet Flamenco by Eva Yerbabuena

Mar 19 - Mar 19 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-580 yuan

Eva Yerbabuena says Lluvia (Rain) is “born on a gray day of pure melancholy” and she tries to express her love and solitude through the ballet flamenco she named “Lluvia.” The dancer predicts that some people will feel a little uncomfortabl...


Anna Kijanowska’s Piano Recital

Mar 8 - Mar 8 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 50-180 yuan

Polish-American pianist Anna Kijanowska has distinguished herself internationally as a recitalist, chamber musician and concerto soloist. She has performed and given master classes in Europe, North and South America, Africa, Asia, Australia...


Concert of Voco Novo

Mar 1 - Mar 1 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-200 yuan

Voco Novo is a cappella chorus made up of five young Taiwanese singers. Besides pop music and contemporary jazz, they are also good at displaying the most natural voice of people and composing original songs. Since its creation in 2009, the...


Chinese ballet ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Feb 14 - Feb 15 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-380 yuan

“Romeo and Juliet” is an original Chinese ballet choreographed by Li Ying and Pan Jiabin, a couple who are principal dancers of the National Ballet of China. The ballet is rich in Chinese cultural elements and aesthetics and its settings sh...


Vienna Johann Strauss Walzer Orchestra 2014 New Year Concert

Jan 1 - Jan 1 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-880 yuan

Wiener Johann Strauss Walzer Orchester (Vienna Johann Strauss Walzer Orchestra) is an Austrian orchestra based in Vienna. The orchestra was formed by Johann Strauss in 1824 and became world famous after Johann Strauss Jr’s leading. Wiener ...


Vienna Johann Strauss Walzer Orchestra

Jan 1 - Jan 1 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-880 yuan

The world-famous orchestra was founded by Johann Strauss in 1824 and became widely popular under the direction of Johann Strauss II. It will present some of the best Viennese Waltzes and interpret the works of Mozart in their Suzhou concert...


The Orchestra of Teatro Regio di Parma

Dec 31 - Dec 31 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-880 yuan

Teatro Regio di Parma is a famous 19th-century opera house and opera company in Parma, Italy. It founded its own orchestra in 1999 in collaboration with Parma Opera Ensemble (now Solisti del Teatro Regio di Parma) and a chamber music group ...


Philharmonic Orchestra of Gyoer

Dec 30 - Dec 30 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-880 yuan

The Hungarian orchestra was founded in 1862 by Antal Richter, father of the renowned conductor Hans Richter. The orchestra became a town orchestra in 1894 and turned a new page in 1968 when the semi-professional ensemble was transformed int...


Suzhou Ballet Theatre Nutcracker 2013

Dec 26 - Dec 26 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 30-580 yuan

Creative ballet” nutcracker”, with strong interesting characteristics of cartoon, brings the audience into a kingdom of fairy tale full of imagination through creative and ingenious arrangement by the director. Traditional living room of Eu...


Suzhou pianist to share stage with Jean-Francois Heisser, Gu Jieting share stage

Dec 21 - Dec 21 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-680 yuan

Suzhou-born pianist Gu Jieting now lives in France after graduating from Higher National Conservatory of Music in Paris. She is invited every year to perform at music festivals in Europe, Asia and Africa. She also performed in top music hal...


Concerts by Soochow University Music School

Sep 18 - Dec 12 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 30-150 yuan

The school quartet, made up of Adrian Fung, Valerie Li, Yuri Cho and David Samuel, will interpret “Rage over a Lost Penny, Op. 129” and “String Quartet Op. 135” by Ludwig van Beethoven, and “Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34” by Johannes Bra...


‘Macbeth’ by TNT Theatre Britain

Dec 8 - Dec 8 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 60-380 yuan

This four-act opera was composed by Verdi based on William Shakespeare's play of the same name. It was Verdi's tenth opera and first performed in March 1847. “Macbeth” was the first Shakespeare play that Verdi adapted for the operatic stage...


Musical ‘Jane Eyre’

Dec 6 - Dec 6 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-580 yuan

Adapted from the namesake novel by English writer Charlotte Bronte, the musical will portray the romance and complex relationship between Jane Eyre and her employer Mr Rochester. The musical is directed by Wang Xiaoying and will be presente...


Dance Drama: ‘Princess Wencheng’

Nov 14 - Nov 14 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 30-80 yuan

A new dance drama based on the life of Tang Dynasty Princess Wencheng will be shown at the 13th China Opera Festival in Suzhou. It depicts the princess’s marriage to Songtsan Gampo nearly 1,400 years ago to forge peace between the two feudi...


Chinese-style ballet ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Oct 29 - Oct 29 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 30-200 yuan

The world-famous drama “Romeo and Juliet” has been adapted into a Chinese-style ballet by Suzhou Ballet Theater. It was shown last year at the Shanghai Grand Theater and the National Grand Theater in Beijing, receiving rave reviews.


Broadway Rox

Oct 22 - Oct 22 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-880 yuan

Broadway Rox is presented by Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment. It features top actors and hit rock songs from Broadway. From Mammamia to the Beatles, it is a must-see for Broadway music fans.


The Nutcracker - Original Ballet for Children

Oct 11 - Oct 11 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 30-880 yuan

The Suzhou Ballet troupe brings a children's version of Tschaikovsky's ballet classic The Nutcracker. This original choreography put the focus on a new hero, a small white rat who shares Mary’s adventure on Christmas Eve. 


Li Yundi’s piano concert

Oct 6 - Oct 6 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-2,080 yuan

Prize-winning Chinese pianist Li Yundi will present a solo concert in Suzhou on October 6. A native of Chongqing, Li rose to fame by being the youngest to win the prestigious International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition in 2000. He was d...


“Mozart Frency” Quartet@2013 Jinji Lake International Art Festival

Oct 2 - Oct 2 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 60-580 yuan

The Mozart String Quartet from Poland will inspire the passion of classical music hidden deep in people’s heart with their subversive and humorous performance of Mozart’s music. The four talented musicians aim to prove to the world that the...


Songs along the Danube: Vienna Boys Choir

Sep 27 - Sep 27 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 60-880 yuan

These little angels are the proud and symbol of honor for Austrians. With a history of over 500 years, Vienna Boys Choir is honored as the national treasure together with Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. This autumn, they will visit China aga...


Concert of Myung-Whun Chung & Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France

Sep 21 - Sep 21 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-1,280 yuan

With 141 musicians, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France started cooperation with the Korean master conductor Myung-Whun Chung in May, 2000. In 2010, the orchestra was invited to perform at Shanghai Expo and has made tour performanc...


‘Swan Lake’ by Russian State Ballet

Sep 18 - Sep 18 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-880 yuan

“Swan Lake” was composed by Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1875–1876) based on a Russian folk tale and it was made into a four-act ballet by Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow in 1877. The ballet tells the story of Princess Odette who turns into a swan by an ev...


Opening Concert by Soochow University Music School

Sep 15 - Sep 15 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 50-300 yuan

The concert is held to celebrate the opening of the Music School. Artists, including foreign musicians, will present "Asturias" by Isaac Albeniz, “Histoire du Tango” by Astor Piazzolla, “Entr'acte” by Jaques Ibert, "Feux d'artifice" by Clau...


World Music Shangyin Trio @ 2013 Jinji Lake International Art Festival

Sep 13 - Sep 13 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 40-120 yuan

The concert features Xu Fengxia from China, Hayden Chisholm from New Zealand and Michael Kiedaisch from Germany. The three musicians will perform “Old Tree,” “Nostalgische Trauer,” “Indian Soul Music,” “Die Weite der Wüste,” “Flying Phoenix...


Solo recital by Irish pianist

Aug 18 - Aug 18 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 50-300 yuan

Born in Ireland in 1973, Deborah Armstrong studied music in Canada, the United States, New England and Hungary. She received her Doctor’s degree in music in 2003 at McGill University of Canada. She has held solo piano concerts in several co...


Chang Jing’s guzheng recital

Aug 13 - Aug 13 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 50-580 yuan

Chang Jing is a guzheng soloist from Sichuan Province. She began to study guzheng, a Chinese plucked zither, at the age of 7 and graduated from the China Conservatory of Music with a major in guzheng. Currently she is a soloist with the Ori...


2013 Suzhou Agricultural Fair

Aug 9 - Aug 11 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | free

The 2013 Suzhou Agricultural Fair and the Suzhou Fruit Festival takes place at the Suzhou CEC Culture Expo Center in SIP from August 9 to 11. They will be the largest in scale compared with previous events. Of the 350 booths in the center,...


Toy World’s Magic Tour

Aug 9 - Aug 11 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-280 yuan

The music drama by Galaxy Music Troupe tells the story of two brothers who overcome a lot of difficulties to save their favorite toys. It is very educational and inspiring to children. The troupe is made up of a group of students who are fo...


Jane Eyre, a drama in Chinese

Jul 13 - Jul 14 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-880 yuan

The drama, adapted from Charlotte Bronte’s namesake novel, was debuted at the National Center of Performing Arts in Beijing in June 2009. It has been selected as the closing performance for this year’s Suzhou Drama Art Festival.


Marco Grieco’s Piano Recital

Jun 21 - Jun 21 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 60-180 yuan

Born in Foggia of Italy, Marco Grieco studied the piano at the Umberto Giordano Music Conservatory in Foggia under the guidance of A. Drago. He also honed his skills under the instruction of Alexander Lonquich and performed at the Gargano F...


Tiffin Boys’ Choir Concert

Jun 21 - Jun 21 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-580 yuan

Since its foundation in 1957, the Tiffin Boys’ Choir has held a special place in the choral world. All of its members are boys aged 11-18 at London’s Tiffin School. The choir is one of the principal boys’ choirs employed by the Royal Opera ...


Swan Lake in Acrobatic Ballet

May 31 - Jun 1 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 180-1,280 yuan

Swan Lake will be performed by the Acrobatic Troupe of the Guangzhou Military Command in Suzhou Culture and Arts Center this Friday and Saturday. The troupe has performed in more than 60 countries around the world and its acrobatic version ...


Top Secret, a drama by L.A. Theater Works

May 29 - May 29 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-380 yuan

As a major program for this year’s Suzhou Drama Art Festival, Top Secret describes the battle for Pentagon papers. Many familiar actors and actresses in US TV series such as Amy Pietz, Steve Vinovich, and JD Cullum, will star in the drama.


The Ring of Nibelungen @ Singapore Cultural Week

May 26 - May 26 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 50-280 yuan

Richard Wagner spent 20 years writing “The Ring of Nibelungen,” which has four parts – Das Rheingold, Die Walkre, Siegfrie, and Gtterdmmerung. It usually takes four days, about 15 to 20 hours, to perform this epic opera by Wagner. It is thu...


Singapore Cultural Week

May 9 - May 26 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | Depends on events

Singapore-themed performances will be staged at the Suzhou Culture and Arts Centre to celebrate the 19th anniversary of the Suzhou Industrial Park, officially called China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park.


T’ang String Quartet @ Singapore Cultural Week

May 25 - May 25 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-280 yuan

T’ang String Quartet is a Singapore-based ensemble that comprises Ng Yu-Ying (1st violin), Ang Chek Meng (2nd violin), Lionel Tan (viola) and Leslie Tan (cello), all former members of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. After years of trainin...


Concert by Red Cadillacs Blues Band

May 24 - May 24 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | Free

Red Cadillacs invites you to an 80-minute music tour around the world -- from Celtic folk songs to American country music, jazz, Blues and Chinese melodies. Founded by Irish vocalist James McGeough (aka Jimmy Dash) in 2009, Red Cadillacs Bl...


The Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) @ Singapore Cultural Week

May 24 - May 24 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 60-680 yuan

The Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) was founded in 1988 by Goh Soo Khim and Anthony Then with a group of only seven dancers. Located right on top of Fort Canning Hill, situated on the second storey of Cox Terrace, SDT has since developed into...


Ballet ‘Legend of Beauty’

May 19 - May 19 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 30-580 yuan

“Legend of Beauty” is a production of Suzhou Culture and Arts Center Ballet Theatre. It has four scenes set in a misty town in the Yangtze Delta region and the royal court of the State of Wu in ancient times. SCAC Ballet Theatre was establi...


The Taming of the Shrew

May 2 - May 2 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 60-200 yuan

"The Taming of the Shrew" is Shakespeare’s most famous comedy and it will be presented by TNT Theatre from Britain. Founded in 1980, TNT Theatre has garnered many awards at international art festivals in Munich, Edinburgh, Singapore and Teh...


Concert starring violinist Huang Mengla

Apr 30 - Apr 30 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-680 yuan

Shanghai violinist Huang Mengla, the first prize winner at the Paganini International Violin Competition in Italy in 2002, will collaborate with the Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra from Germany to interpret the works of several master compose...


Picture of Four Beauties, a musical by Li Yugang

Apr 28 - Apr 28 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-1,680 yuan

Li successfully integrates styles of pop song, folk song, drama and dance in his production that impresses the audience with verve and strong multimedia effects. The musical has four parts which portray the four fabled beauties in Chinese h...


Bruno-Valcepina Piano Duet

Apr 26 - Apr 26 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-200 yuan

Italian pianists, Giuseppe Bruno and Paolo Valcepina, will play the works of Verdi in their Suzhou concert to celebrate the famous opera composer’s 200th birthday. Bruno has a Master’s degree in composition, piano and conducting, and has wo...


The House Jacks Concert

Apr 20 - Apr 20 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 50-380 yuan

Founded in 1991, the House Jacks is a pioneer cappella rock band whose music has been the soundtrack for NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” ESPN’s “Monday Night Football,” and the 2012 Sony sound system demo for Ford automobiles. It was described “one m...


Swinging Cello Quartet

Apr 19 - Apr 19 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 60-200 yuan

Swinging Cello Quartet comprises cellist Rebecca Roudman, guitarist Jason Eckl, violinist Corey Wolffs and bassist Matt Roads. Rudman, the soul of the band, is the most acclaimed cellist in San Francisco Bay area. He has led the quartet to ...


Royal New Zealand Ballet — Giselle

Apr 9 - Apr 9 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-880 yuan

Join the premiere of the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s (RNZB) China Tour in 2013. This renowned ballet group attracts over 100,000 audience members annually, and just in New Zealand it has more than 250,000 ardent supporters. Giselle is a bal...


'Born in the 70s' concert

Mar 15 - Mar 15 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-380 yuan

Shui Mu Nian Hua is a two-men music group. The two male singers are graduates of Tsinghua University and earned the fame with their song “Be with You All My Life.” Their concert “Born in the 70s” consists of three parts: “Adolescence,” “You...


The Greetings of Love — Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra Concert

Mar 8 - Mar 8 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 50-280 yuan

The Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra is a highly professional symphonic orchestra that had its roots in the Shanghai Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra. The latter orchestra had in turn evolved from the Shanghai Film Orchestra, which was establ...


Watch ‘The Hobbit’ for free

Mar 7 - Mar 7 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | Free

Huxi Community is inviting expats to watch “The Hobbit,” a film made by the same director as “The Lord of the Rings.” Free tickets are limited. Call or email to book your tickets. Advance reservation is required.


Huju opera ‘Fascinated by Her Grace’

Feb 16 - Feb 16 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 50-480 yuan

Huju is a kind of Shanghai-dialect opera with its origin in ballad singing. “Fascinated by Her Grace” tells the story of a beautiful Suzhou girl who falls in love with the son of an army general in Shanghai. Unfortunately, she knows nothing...


Valentine’s Day concert by DNA Trio

Feb 14 - Feb 14 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-360 yuan

Formed in March 2005, DNA Trio consists of pianist Jialin Zhang, violinist Jingzhi Zhang and cellist Zhao Song. Their friendship dates back to their student years at Beijing Central Conservatory of Music. This Valentine’s Day, they will bri...


‘The Sound of Austria’ concert

Jan 20 - Jan 20 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-120 yuan

Lidia Baich, born to a family of musicians in St Petersburg, began to play the violin at the age of four. She won her first international competition at age eight and won the 1998 “European Musician of the Year” when she was only 16. Now, L...


Tango Desire

Jan 11 - Jan 11 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center |

Integrated by a staff of young experienced dancers, singers and musicians perform traditional and modern tango, milonga and contemporary tango with Astor Piazzolla’s music.


The Peach Blossom Land

Jan 8 - Jan 9 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-880 yuan

One of the most popular and wonderful contemporary drama directed by Lai Shengchuan (赖声川). The casting include Hejiong, Huanglei and Sunli.O' Best Christmas.


Prague Philharmonic New Year's Concert

Dec 31 - Dec 31 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 80-880 yuan

The Prague Philharmonic Orchestra brings a festive New Year's Concert filled with classic favorites to the Suzhou SSCAC


Li Yundi 's Piano Concert

Dec 9 - Dec 9 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-1,680 yuan

Li Yundi is one of China’s most acclaimed pianists. He rose to stardom at the age of 18 after winning the first place at the 2000 International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw as the youngest winner and the first Chinese in the competiti...


King Lear from TNT Theatre

Dec 9 - Dec 9 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 60-200 yuan

The Shakespeare’s greatest piece comes down to Suzhou. This production will use startling imagery, dynamic action and choreography and the company’s trademark of integrated live music to explore this magnificent tragedy that sets man agains...


Pippi Longstocking Comes to Suzhou

Jul 21 - Jul 22 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-380 yuan

The China Children’s Art Theater will showcase a musical version of Astrid Lindgren’s classic story in Suzhou with lots of singing, dancing, and antics. The musical will be in Mandarin. Tickets: 100-380 yuan, Free ticket delivery within de...


From Oscar to Broadway

Jul 14 - Jul 14 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 100-280 yuan

The Shanghai Light Music Orchestra brings its repertoire of film and opera pop classics to the Suzhou stage. Tickets: 100-280 yuan per person (Free ticket delivery within designated area) Ticketing Address: Room 703, Building 1, Kaiyuan M...


David Copperfield by TNT Theatre Britain

Apr 15 - Apr 15 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 580/380/280/224/200/150/100/60/40 yuan

Dickens called his novel David Copperfield his “favorite child.” It was his most personal novel and reflected his own younger years. The book explores powerful and profound themes such as the influence of a troubled childhood on our adult l...


Free Dance and Acrobatics Show

Apr 11 - Apr 11 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | Free

Huxi Overseas Residents' Network invites foreign residents and their families to the Suzhou Science Culture and Arts Center for Su Show, a dance and acrobatics show teeming with Suzhou flavor. Entry is free of charge.


'Su Show' – a dance and acrobatics spectacular

Mar 1 - Mar 31 | Suzhou Culture and Arts Center | 150-280 yuan

The first-rate “Su Show” production offers a variety of dance and acrobatic art that is a blend of the East and West, the traditional and modern. The 70 ballet, acrobatic and Quyi artists perform a profound visual feast of dance and gymnas...


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