Han Show Theater, the world's largest performing arts theater
Date：2017-09-16 13:23:20 Source：Changjiang Daily
A cylindrical building stands by Shuiguo Lake near the Chu River and Han Street. The Han Show Theater held its first spectacular show at the end of 2014.
The Han Show Theater is the world's largest performing arts theater. With an investment of RMB 3 billion and designed by the world's top architect, Mark Fisher, the theater surpasses other world-renowned water show theaters, such as the House of Dancing Water in Macau and theaters that present the "KA" show and "O" show in Las Vegas.
The Han Show Theater opened on December 20 this year. Locals can see the lights of this grand structure, which resembles a great red lantern, shine on Han Street.
The Han Show Theater is directed by one of the creators of Cirque du Soleil, Franco Dragone. The show features Chinese cultural elements, tells Chinese folk tales, and also reveals information about Chu and Han culture.
In May 2015, at the Shenzhen Cultural Expo, a preview of a future Han Show Theater performance was debuted. At the Han Show Theater, you are right in the middle of the action, moving back and forth, feeling the full effect of a 270-degree viewing experience.
From the ten-minute preview presented, it seems that the entire plot for the upcoming show revolves around water. There are scenes that resemble those of the opening ceremony for the 2004 Athens Olympics, where the theme was also "water;" however, the shows at the Han Show Theater are even more thrilling and exciting. Not only the actors interact with the water, they rise above the stage and demonstrate impressive acrobatics and other incredible talents.
Starting on June 20, 2015, the public are able to purchase tickets via the Han Show Theater official website. The Han Show Theater can hold 350 performances a year. People need to make reservations in advance. After initiating the ticket purchasing process, it takes at least a week to actually acquire the tickets.
Bright evening lights, along with lantern-like Han Show, create dreamy pictures and visions.