Australian Consulate-General
Shanghai, China


Upcoming Events


15 October 2017: Meet the creator of The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Stephan Elliott, and learn the story behind one of the world’s most loved films

Between a Frock and a Hard Place is the amazing story behind one of Australia’s most cherished films, The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert - about three unlikely heroes travelling through remote Australia and daring to step-out from the shadows in their shimmering sequined glory.

Narrated by Terence Stamp, and featuring Hugo Weaving and Guy Pearce, Frock tells how Stephan Elliott’s low-budget Australian film changed the course of history and loudly and proudly brought a celebration of gay culture to the world that continues to resonate more than twenty years on. Writer and director Stephan Elliott describes how he came up with the idea of the film and the real-life characters that inspired him, while the documentary also examines Australia’s changing attitudes to the LGBTQ community.

RSPVs full but walk-ins may be allowed on the day 




22 to 23 October 2017: Sydney Dance Company presents COUNTERMOVE for the 19th Shanghai International Arts Festival

The Sydney Dance Company is returning to China in October to perform at the prestigious Shanghai International Arts Festival.

Rafael Bonachela’s epic international masterpiece 2 One Another will be performed under the stars to thousands in two concerts and the critically acclaimed double bill CounterMove will thrill audiences in Shanghai Grand Theatre and Wuxi Grand Theatre.

CounterMove comprises of two exhilarating pieces – Rafael Bonachela’s Lux Tenebris explores light and darkness with fiercely physical movement and deep, electronic beats by composer Nick Wales (long-term collaborator of Sarah Blasko). While Alexander Ekman’s Cacti is a brilliantly conceived, laugh-out-loud funny piece that dares to poke fun at contemporary dance. Featuring a string quartet live on stage, Ekman’s witty and energetic choreography has left a global trail of rapturous reviews.

Location: Shanghai Grand Theatre, 300 Renmin Ave, Shanghai

Date and time: Sunday 22 October and Monday 23 October 2017, 19:30 (65 minutes one interval)

Tickets available at the Shanghai Grand Theatre box office or online via SGT and Damai (in Chinese)

Groups of 20 or more also eligible for group discounts (please email for more information)




12 November 2017: Flair of The Amazing Drumming Monkeys

The Amazing Drumming Monkeys' concert is a combination of music, comedy, puppeteering, dance and games. Hilarious “monkey” will teach kids how to play the Djembe, which will definitely bring them much joy. The concert has been designed to create a natural environment and interpersonal communication. Kids will learn how to discover the joy of nature and working with others while enjoying fun music.

Location: Huangpu Theater, 780 East Beijing Rd, Shanghai

Date and time: Sunday 12 November 2017, 10:30, 13:30, 15:30 (60 minutes)

Suitable age: 2-8 years

Purchase tickets here (in Chinese)