A world-class arts venue dedicated to promoting the rich heritage of xiqu.

As well as a 1,100 seat auditorium the Xiqu Centre will include a more intimate space, modeled on a traditional Chinese tea house. Seating up to around 200 people the tea house theatre, located on the 1stfloor of the Xiqu Centre will present small scale productions and recitals. As part of the design process for this unique venue, the performing arts team conducted the test performances in March 2014 and May 2015, to test out ideas around the design, operation and programming for the tea house theatre. A replica of the space was created at the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts and a specially invited audience watched performances, enjoyed tea and got a sense of what the future Xiqu Centre will be like.

May 2015


March 2014