More than 100,000 people have visited this year's West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre during the three-week Cantonese opera and music event which closes today.
After a popular debut in 2012, the West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre had its second run from 30 January to 16 February 2013 with full-house Cantonese opera, music and dance programmes, as well as a colourful New Year Fair at the future site of the Xiqu Centre.
Mr Michael Lynch, Chief Executive Officer of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority ("WKCDA"), expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the public for their enthusiastic and continuous support for this annual event. He promised more arts and culture programmes in the year to come.
The three-week West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre took place in an 800-seat purpose-built bamboo theatre at the arts hub's Canton Road entrance. While star-studded Cantonese opera shows were the main attractions, the event also staged a series of programmes including Cantonese opera performances by budding talents, Chinese folk dance by the Hong Kong Dance Company, contemporary music concerts, and a Bamboo Theatre Fair to greet the Year of the Snake with Hong Kong people and tourists. The long-anticipated winning Xiqu Centre design model also exhibited for the first time at its future home.