Located at the seaside of Yeli Island, Lianglian Road, Zhuhai, Zhuhai Grand Theatre is the only opera house built on the island in China, with a total construction area of 59000 square meters, including 1550 grand theaters, 550 multi-functional small theaters, etc. the big and small theaters are in the shape of sun and moon shells, also known as "big shells" and "small shells". The maximum height of "big shells" is 90 meters. Zhuhai Grand Theatre was officially established in 1992 and started construction in 2010. On January 1, 2017, the first performance was held.
With a total investment of 1.08 billion yuan, Zhuhai Grand Theatre is one of the components of "one hospital and three pavilions" (Zhuhai Grand Theatre, Zhuhai Museum, urban planning exhibition hall and Zhuhai cultural center). After the completion of Zhuhai Grand Theatre, it will enhance the resource value of Zhuhai area and end the history of no large opera house in Zhuhai.
Zhuhai Grand Theatre is like a large, small and two groups of "shells" with semi transparent effect in the daytime and crystal like moonlight at night. "The pearl is born in the shell, the shell is born in the sea" is the interpretation of Zhuhai's urban spiritual characteristics of historical and cultural precipitation, which is the first to embrace the marine civilization in mainland China.
The design scheme of Zhuhai Grand Theatre not only comes from the unique marine species of "Sun Moon shell", but also refines the image of "shell" and further expresses the significance of space with modern building materials and technologies. One large, one small and two groups of "shells" form the overall image of the opera house, which can be seen in quite a wide area of the city "standing on the sea". Taking the beautiful fin of fish as the creative inspiration, the surrounding landscape design not only highlights the echo with the shell, but also further strengthens the characteristics of the coastal architecture.