Children s Palace Travel Guide
Located at No.64 of Yanan Road, Shanghai Children´s Palace is the former home of one of old Shanghai s most prominent Jewish families - the Kadoories.
The Children´s Palace established in 1955, has 600 little actors and actresses aged from 6 to 16 in 7 section of dance, choir, drama & puppet, keyboard instrument, orchestra, traditional Chinese instruments, calligraphy and arts & crafts. As one of the best national children´s art troupes, it attended many important performances at home and abroad in recent years, such as 99 Fortune Forum, APEC, ADB and etc. In June 2002, the troupe, led by Shanghai Mayor, Mr. Chen Liangyu, went to Paris to attend the performances of bidding for EXPO 2010 and won great success. Since its establishment, the children´s art troupe has visited and performed in more than 20 countries and regions such as the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Australia, DPR of Korea, Japan, China Taiwan, China Hong Kong & Macao and has been awarded the title of "Chinese Little Ambassadors".
It was built mainly of marble and was called the Marble Hall. Its delicate inner decorations are imitations of the European royal style of the 18th century. Now it is a "happy world" for children to carry out extracurricular activities. Children participate in a wide range of extracurricular activities including music, dance, art, model making, science, technology, and computer science.
The palace hosts many art performances and science and technology contests which attracts thousands of youngsters. It is worth to drop in if you come to Shanghai.
Many children aged from 5 to 16 in the city taking part in different kinds of groups and activities once or twice a week have enlarged their knowledge and enhanced their science, artistic and moral accomplishment leading them to the road of success. The Children´s Palace has sent a large number of talented and skilled young persons to colleges and universities.
The Children´s Palace has become a paradise for children and also a base for cultivating versatile persons. In China, the Children´s Palace means national standard, it becomes a national and international symbol.