The Great World is an amusement arcade and entertainment complex located in Shanghai, China. Built in 1917 on the corner of Avenue Edward VII (now Yan'an Road) and Yu Ya Ching Road (now Middle Xizang Road), it was the first and for a long time the most influential indoor amusement arcade in Shanghai, so much so that it spawned imitations all over China. It had gained a reputation as the “No. 1 Entertainment Venue in the Far East.”
While the traditional style entertainment offered by the Great World today faces great competition from newer forms of entertainment and electronic media, it remains an important tourist attraction popular with visitors to Shanghai from other parts of China.
Such is the influence of Great World, that its Chinese name (Da Shijie) has become the name of a locality in its vicinity, "Dashijie". Dashijie Station, on Line 8 of the Shanghai Metro is located nearby and is named after Great World.
It was closed in 2003 due to an outbreak of the SARS epidemic, and the reopened at its centennial after repairs, in March 2017.
Please show your e-ticket to collect your physical tickets at the venue.
Opening Hours: 9:00 - 16:00 (Closed on Wednesdays)
Address: 1 South Xizang Road, Huangpu, Shanghai
Chinese Address: 上海市黄浦区西藏南路1号
Ticket Pickup Location: Gate 3, Box Office, The Great World, South Xizang Road near East Ninghai Road