Chongqing Grand Theatre

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Chongqing Grand Theatre
Chongqing Grand Theatre 01.jpg
Chongqing Grand Theatre at night
Alternative names Chongqing Opera House
General information
Status Complete
Location Confluence of the Yangtze and Jialing Rivers
Town or city Jiangbei, Chongqing
Country China
Coordinates 29°34′07″N 106°34′49″E / 29.568623°N 106.580384°E / 29.568623; 106.580384
Construction started 2005
Completed 2009
Cost 1.595 billion yuan
Height 64 metres (210 ft)
Diameter 220 metres (720 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 7
Floor area 103,307 square metres (1,111,990 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architecture firm Gmp Architekten

The Chongqing Grand Theatre (or Theater) is a performing arts venue in central Chongqing, People's Republic of China, located overlooking the Yangtze River.[1] The 64-metre six-storey building was constructed from 2005 until 2009. Hassell, a design company, took part in a competition to decide how the building was constructed and laid out.[2] The building contains two concert halls.[citation needed]


The coliseum is a horseshoe shaped auditorium which can accommodate 1826 people, including an 88-member orchestra pit. The coliseum is intended for large-scale opera, ballet, symphony, ballet, musicals and other performances.


The audience hall is two floors and can accommodate 938 people, plus 65 in the orchestra pit. It is designed for small and medium-sized dance, opera, drama, vocal, small orchestra, chamber music, folk music and other performances.

Chongqing Grand Theatre building.


Since being built the Chongqing Grand Theater has hosted many performances:[3] Shen Wenyu in August 2011; Jose Carreras on November 1, 2011; Quartet San Francisco on January 11, 2012; Shengyan on February 14, 2012; Phil chang on March 12, 2012; Winnie Hsin Tour concert on May 13, 2012; Michael Wong on July 14, 2012; Chang Cheng-yue on August 29, 2012; Wangfan on September 9, 2012; Richard Clayderman on December 14, 2012; Bianca Wu on December 15, 2012; Qi Qin on December 24, 2012; Flymen on January 22, 2013; Wu shuang on March 2013; Flautando Kolin Recorder Quartet on March 23, 2013; Johnny Jiang on May 28, 2013; Li Yugang on July 21, 2013.

The design is different from what Hassel envisioned; a mix between a space center and a sailing ship.[4]


  1. ^ "Chongqing Grand Theater". Meiya Travel]. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "HASSELL - Projects - Chongqing Grand Theatre". HASSELL Studio. Retrieved 26 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Chongqing Grand Theatre". Retrieved 26 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Chongqing Grand Theatre and Jiangbei District - 2011 - Travel to the Southwest China". Retrieved 26 September 2014.