The West Kowloon Cultural District is a place to create, produce, learn, perform and celebrate all forms of performing arts.

One of Two Stories, or Both (Field Bagatelles)
A radio composition in five episodes, and a sound installation

Fresh from representing Hong Kong at the Venice Biennale, Hong Kong artist Samson Young premieres a major new work at the 2017 Manchester International Festival, MIF17, in the UK
30.6 - 30.10.2017 | Manchester, UK

Cantonese Opera 101 – Xiaoqu (folk music)

In this talk, the speaker Paris Wong looks at different types of xiaoqu to show the flexibility of Cantonese opera and how the art form incorporates elements of pop songs from different eras and theme songs from Hong Kong movies
26.7.2017 | HKU SPACE International College- United Learning Centre

Freespace Happening

Freespace Happening returns in September 2017 and will run till March 2018 at the West Kowloon Cultural District

Rising Stars of Cantonese Opera

This summer, the West Kowloon Xiqu Centre presents a new season of Rising Stars of Cantonese Opera. Tickets available at URBTIX now
28.7 - 1.8.2017 | Auditorium, Ko Shan Theatre New Wing

Religious Operas 101 - Cantonese Opera in the Hong Kong Religious Context

Professor Chan Sau-yan, expert on the musical structure, performance practice, ethnographic and historical aspects of Cantonese opera, looks at the tradition of religious operas in Hong Kong, and the challenges of preserving an ancient art form in a market-oriented economy
5-12.8.2017 | HKU SPACE International College - United Learning Centre
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Screendance 101

Renowned local dance video director Maurice Lai explores the relationship between video and dance, sharing his experience of creating works of screendance, and exploring how screendance can be interpreted and understood
15-19.8.2017 | HKU SPACE
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Public Forum: Sensory Art

Award-winning experimental sound designer and composer Darrin Verhagen shares his understanding of how sound interacts with other senses, and how composers and sound designers play a manipulative role in shaping perceptual and emotional responses to multisensory artworks
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5.7.2017 | Spring Workshop

Tea House Theatre Taster – Live-streaming and on-demand viewing

On 13 May, West Kowloon presented a unique Tea House Theatre Taster performance live-streamed online for audiences at home and overseas. The performance is now available for on-demand viewing here and on our Facebook and YouTube pages

What Is Stage: Dynamics of Seeing

The second event of the “What Is Stage” series is a programme of Screening and Discussion. Register now

Xiqu Centre Xiqu Centre

Xiqu Centre

A world-class arts venue dedicated to promoting the rich heritage of xiqu. See the latest updates on the Construction Progress

Hong Kong Production Ecology: “Simon Says” – A Case Study

In this talk, Louis Yu and Anna CY Chan (Performing Arts, West Kowloon), Ong Yong Lock (Unlock Dancing Plaza), Emmanuelle Vo-Dinh (Le Phare, National Choreographic Center of Le Havre Normandy), editor and critic Daisy Chu, and professionals from the local performing arts scene share their thoughts on producing high quality new dance work
3.6.2017 | Administration Building, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Seminar on Theatertreffen 2017

The seminar is a presentation of the productions chosen for the Theatertreffen based on film clips. In July, West Kowloon collaborates with Goethe-Institut Hong Kong to host Seminar on Theatertreffen 2017
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Freespace Freespace


The platform for artists and audience to encounter, exchange ideas and explore the endless possibilities of performing arts without boundaries

Freespace Happening - Creation

During the 2016/2017 season of Freespace Happening, we paired musicians from different fields and invited them to work together on collaborative cross-genre creations. Check out the new videos and hear the artists talk about the experience. Freespace Happening returns to the Nursery Park in September 2017

Performing Arts Internship Programme 2017-2018

Deadline for Intake is 4 Aug 2017. Don't miss out

Performing Arts Development

In anticipation of building and developing a range of venues dedicated to the performing arts, we have presented an active programme of performances, workshops, public forums, overseas research, and community engagement projects on site and around Hong Kong. Read the collaborative stories about us!

Lyric Theatre Complex

A centre of excellence showcasing the best of Hong Kong and international dance and theatre. See the latest updates on the Construction Progress