[architecture can be read] the treasure of the pear garden located in Fuzhou road carries the memories that old opera fans can’t erase

Shanghai Tianchan Yifu stage, as a special theater for opera performance “dominated by Peking opera performance and supplemented by other opera performances”, will continue to open up more diversified and multi-level cultural functions on the basis of the core functions of the performance.

It has an elegant shape and a long history.

Architectural story the predecessor of Shanghai Tianchan Yifu stage can be traced back to the “new stage” located at the intersection of Hubei Road, Jiujiang Road in 1912.

From 1920s to 1940s, many influential actors in the history of Peking opera appeared here, leaving unforgettable moments, There was a saying that “if you don’t enter Jingjiao, you won’t become famous.” in 1939, Tianchan is located at No.

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In 1955, the seating of the ground floor and the second floor of the Tianchan stage was rearranged, and the layout of the projection room, projection holes and lookout holes were partially adjusted.

Leisure light catering areas and cultural and creative development areas are also opened on both sides to provide services for the performers.

Since the reconstruction in the early 1990s, only the stage and garage have been equipped with automatic sprinkler system, which has many potential safety hazards.

The facade shall be renovated and the stage lighting and decoration shall be adjusted..

The current site opened on February 7, 1926.

Through repair and equipment improvement, Tianchan Yifu stage launched “huitianchan ยท watching a good play” – 2021 Tianchan opening performance season on February 11, 2021, the first day of the lunar new year, which was highly praised by fans.

Later, it was moved to the intersection of Middle Yunnan Road, Fuzhou Road in 1925 and renamed “Daxin stage”.

701 Fuzhou Road, Huangpu District [picture source: Atlas of Xinghao Road, Shanghai].

In 1950, due to poor business, employees took the initiative to establish a “temporary management committee with others” , operating self-help.

It is the Tianchan Yifu stage to be introduced in this paper.

The biggest problem is fire protection.

Now the predecessor of Tianchan Yifu stage is Daxin stage.

The opening actors include Li Jirui, Gou Huisheng, Gao Qingkui, Bai Yukun, Liu shuikui, etc.

Refer to the historical photos and previous reconstruction drawings in the 1930s and 1950s, completely repair the brushed stone finish of the external wall, replace the external doors and windows, restore the historical hollowed out balcony railings with reference to the historical style, renovate the entrance canopy, and protect, repair and restore the main historical features of the corner facade along Fuzhou road.

It is the only special performance theater for traditional opera in Shanghai, which mainly focuses on Peking Opera and has the longest existing history.

Electronic displays are installed on both sides of the stage to display subtitles during the performance, so as to facilitate the audience to watch the play.

At the same time, there are also many spaces on the second floor of the theater, such as actor rest area, band lounge, VIP actor lounge, rehearsal room, sitting and singing room, so that the troupe performing here can have a better rest and devote themselves to the performance.

It was officially taken over by the state on June 11, 1954.

In the 1980s, the facade was decorated from 1972 to 1978.

Since the name of “Tianchan”, the famous actors and actresses in the north and South have a special preference for this charming stage, so that there is a saying in the pear garden that “if you don’t enter Tianchan, you won’t become famous”.

The building is a four story reinforced concrete structure.

The building itself Tianchan Yifu stage is the longest and largest theater performance place in Shanghai, formerly known as Tianchan stage.

Tianchan Yifu stage is equipped with a large number of modern service facilities, including various barrier free facilities, cloakroom and hot water.

For the internal improvement of Tianchan stage, the repair team optimized the lobby space on the first floor and the lobby space on the second floor to improve the space use efficiency; Upgrade the internal facilities of the theater, change the seat layout and improve the reverberation time, greatly improve the audio-visual effect and the performance experience in the theater; Improve the fire-fighting system, add deluge system and fire separation water curtain, and improve the fire-fighting performance of the hall and stage.

Jutan masters of all dynasties in this century competed to appear here.

The auditorium has two floors, with 928 seats, 812 downstairs and 116 upstairs.

It is known as “the largest theater in the Far East”.

In order to seek high-grade audio-visual effects, the focusing effect of audience seat perspective and the acoustic performance of panel wall design materials are carefully optimized one by one, and equipped with cold and warm central air conditioning.

“Tianchan” will reproduce the style of “century old brand”, operate healthily, and welcome the “next century” gracefully and healthily.

It was built in 1925 and designed by British architect Ding hetuolan.

It is one of the oldest and largest theatrical performance venues in Shanghai.

Building repair before the repair, the facilities of Tianchan stage were seriously aging and overburdened; Its appearance is also messy, which needs to be rectified urgently; The interior is old and dark, especially the acoustic effect can not meet the needs of opera performance; The stage facilities also need to be updated.

The seats are comfortable and spacious.

The facade of the gatehouse is made of off white brushed stone and imitation stone, with simple shape and decorative art style.

The original architectural designer was Wooten & pattonearchitect sshangai, and the original structural designer was KANGYI foreign firm, which is famous for its basic engineering (A.

After the repair of the corner facade, the style and features of the night scene Tianchan Yifu stage are restored.

The facade in the 1930s was in the period of Tianchan stage from 1925 to 1949, covering an area of about 2000 square meters, with a construction area of 6207 square meters, including a performance area of 3602 square meters.

It is now a cultural relics protection site in Huangpu District.

It sits from the southwest to the northeast.


For many old theater fans in Shanghai and even in China, a theater on Fuzhou road is of great significance.

The lobby on the first floor of Tianchan Yifu stage is equipped with a multi-functional hall, equipped with a lifting stage, a huge high-definition full-color LED screen and a movable telescopic audience stand, which can not only be used as a performance space, but also meet the needs of various functions such as exhibition, art education and small-scale performance.

It faces southwest to northeast.


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