The Foshan Grand Theater will be handed over around August this year and it will carry out its premiere in October. The premiere is "Turandot”. In the future, citizens will be able to enjoy no less than 50 to 80 elegant art performances each year.
New venues being launched in succession
Foshan International Sports Arena
As one of the main venues of the 2019 Basketball World Cup, Foshan International Sports Arena will be completed in August and will be put into operation in October. The awarding ceremony of 27th China Golden Rooster & Hundred Flowers Film Festival will be held there.
The new venue of Foshan Museum located in the Cultural Center of Foshan New City has been capped and it has entered the period of interior decoration, which is expected to open to the public at the end of 2019.
At present, Foshan is actively working on making use of open space to build museums, starting to carry out a general survey of cultural resources, deeply digging Lingnan culture and Foshan's characteristic culture, hoping to make full use of more movable cultural relics in the future, further improving the museums construction.
Cantonese Opera Cultural Park
Foshan Municipal Government will invest 300 million yuan to build a Cantonese Opera Cultural Park. The park will be located in the northern side of the east extension line of Weiguo Road, the western side of Wenhua Road in Chancheng District, which is the former Foshan Municipal Party School. It has now been tendered and will be open to the public around 2021.
At present, Foshan is focusing on the establishment of a national public cultural service system demonstration zone. According to statistics, the area of Foshan’s public cultural services has increased from 1.5 million square meters in 2015 to the current 2 million square meters. Next, Foshan will also open up nearly 200,000 square meters of public cultural space to meet the needs of Foshan people for a better life.