The 2019 edition is co-organized by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Shanghai municipal government. Since its esta
blishment in 1987, the festival has changed host cities in each edition, traveling to a
reas including Beijing, Sichuan, Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Hubei over the past three decades.
Sales of tickets have opened online, with concessionary tickets price
d from anywhere from no cost up to 380 yuan ($56), according to the organizers.
To allow a larger audience to access the progra
ms, the festival will also feature live broadcasts online. “We will use new media to br
ing the shows to more ordinary people through livestreaming, letting them know about the modern dev
elopment of Chinese arts,” said Zhu Di, head of the ministry’s arts department, at
a news conference in Beijing on Thursday.As China merged the Ministry of Culture and National Tourism Admini
stration into a ministry of culture and tourism in 2018, this year’s festival is also aimed at promoti