Changshu Grand Theater is the core component of Jiangnan Culture and Art Center. Its exterior is designed to form an urban garden with the building itself as a budding flower. The shape of a circle and the square courtyard stands for a close interaction between water and the ground. More than 80 performances are put on the stage per year. It houses a 1,158-seat auditorium, 8 middle-grade and high-grade dressing rooms and a VIP hall.