Paramount Ballroom

Paramount Ballroom, Shanghai: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Paramount Ballroom Reviews: 3.5/5

Paramount Ballroom
3.5
1:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Monday
1:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Tuesday
1:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Friday
1:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 12:30 AM
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Jing'an
The heart of this neighborhood is the Jing'an Temple, while the main artery of excitement and entertainment is West Nanjing Road. Large, flashy malls, luxe residential high-rises and trendy nightlife areas can be found along West Nanjing Road, but areas off the busy street have quiet cafes and independent boutiques.
How to get there
  • Jing'an Temple • 3 min walk

3.5
14 reviews
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ymt888
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia1,837 contributions
Iconic landmark
Sep 2019
The Paramount ballroom is certainly one of Shanghai's most iconic landmark and filmed in movies and TV series, the most important being Shanghai Bund. It still stands as it was amidst the modern Shanghai city today. Really iconic.
Written September 16, 2019
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peterb3333
North Sydney, Australia8 contributions
What a night
Aug 2017
I was dragged to the Paramount by my dance crazy partner but once there I totally enjoyed it. There were dance teachers available for both sexes, drinks and light snacks. The building and dance floor is amazing. One female teacher was patient enough with my bumbling efforts to get me most of the way through a tango. A first for me. Beware, entry is very expensive. Also beware that the subway stops at midnight!
Written September 3, 2017
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spencerusa
South Miami, FL494 contributions
Good for Groups
Jul 2017 • Business
Expensive but historically accurate Art Deco restoration of the famous 1930s ballroom.

Substantial bar and tables surround the dance floor. Live entertainment begins at 8:30pm. Professional make and female dancers on hand to make you look good if you have enough courage.

Food quality was not perfect but very good, especially as food is not the main reason to go here. Best to go in a large group of friends, family or business colleagues.

Written July 27, 2017
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Janae M
8 contributions
Opening after new year
Jan 2017 • Solo
I called today to see if this place was still kicking. The lady who answered said they are planning to reopen after Chinese New Year. I would check back after the festival to see if that's the case because in this city you never really know until you see it for yourself. I really hope they are opening soon like she said.
Written January 10, 2017
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Ziggygt
Germantown, WI158 contributions
Translation of previous post
Jun 2016 • Friends
Paramount Ballroom, is really like to go to dance lovers gathering place for decoration than ordinary ballroom good three or four grades, many district-level competitions are some dance extravaganza here, you can dance friends.
Written June 22, 2016
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Jefre O
Lisbon, Portugal96 contributions
Currently Closed for Renovation
Aug 2015 • Couples
We researched the fascinating history of this club online and went over to see it. When we arrived we found the building has been gutted and is under renovation. Could not tell if it was being restored as a landmark, museum or some other commercial property. Stop by in 2016 to see what it has become.
Written September 2, 2015
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Ziggygt
Germantown, WI158 contributions
Vanishing into the sands of time
Apr 2015 • Solo
I visited in 2010 and had a super time dancing in the ballroom. It was a beautiful place, almost magical. I recently (April 20150 returned to find it permanantly closed. The front door padalocked but ajar enough to see the lobby full of rubble. I do not think this jewel can recover from it's current condition. It was so beautfil on my previous trip that it makes me sad to thnk of the current condition
Written May 2, 2015
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Apfelstrudelsnl
Laren, The Netherlands8 contributions
Back to the 20's..
Jul 2011 • Couples
When living in Shanghai (2000-2004) we have been to the Paramount Ballroom.
We made a reservation for dinner (not sure the restaurant is still there..) and afterwards went to another floor to have some drinks and watch the local shanghainese ballroom dancing.Really different atmosphere, very much like the 1920's, real artdeco interior and music from another era..
We were the only foreigners. It was a place where locals could practice their dancing skills, you could rent special shoes for ballroom dancing and "hire" a partner if being alone and wanting to dance. Many older ladies were accompanied by younger men from the Paramount. Pitty we didn't make any pictures because it was a once in a life time experience!
Not sure this still exists, you should try! handy when you speak a little mandarin.. or ask your hotel to make a resrevation.
Written June 26, 2012
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