Laureus World Sports Awards Shanghai 2015

The Laureus World Sports Awards is famously held in many of the greatest cities from across the globe. But wherever that may be, just as important on the night is the venue itself.

The Laureus World Sports Awards, the premier honours event in the international sporting calendar, is to be held at the world-famous Shanghai Grand Theatre on the evening of Wednesday, April 15.

“Having seen the Shanghai Grand Theatre I think we can promise that this is going to be a Laureus Awards to remember, one of the finest. This is the first time the Awards has been held in China, an exciting new development for us, so I am delighted that the Awards Ceremony will take place in such a celebrated and iconic venue.”

Since it opened in August 1998, the Shanghai Grand Theatre has staged over 6,000 performances of operas, musicals, ballets, symphonies, chamber music concerts and theatrical plays and is the home of the Shanghai Opera House Company. Sited to the north of the People’s Square, it is one of the landmarks of Shanghai. Designed by French architects ARTE Charpentier, when night falls the lights of the glass fronted building create a dazzling vista.

HYX Group General Manager Mr Chen Zhongwei presented his best wishes for the event to be held in the Shanghai Grand Theatre. He said: “2015 marks the Chinese Year of Sheep. In Chinese culture, the sheep symbolizes good luck, which is the best greeting for the 2015 Laureus World Sports Awards, the first such event in China. The Shanghai Grand Theatre is a landmark in Shanghai, where all the guests and audience will be impressed by its exquisite beauty. As an international metropolis, Shanghai has been known for its ‘Shanghai Style’ across the world. And this debut of Laureus in China should no doubt take advantage of the geographical strength of Shanghai.