Jan 2012

The first West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre was situated on the site of our future Xiqu Centre, signifying the beginning of cultural events organised by the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority


Dec 2012

The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority announced the winning design for the Xiqu Centre

Bamboo Theatre 2013

Jan-Feb 2013

During the second West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre, Chinese dance performances and contemporary music concerts were presented in addition to traditional Cantonese opera, attracting an audience of over 100,000

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Xiqu Centre Seminar Series #1: Sharing Across Genres in Chinese Traditional Theatre

Jun 2013

Renowned xiqu artists Pei Yanling and Yuen Siu-fai engaged in a discussion on how cross-genres hybridisation works in the first Xiqu Centre Seminar

Xiqu and City Life

Sept 2013

Renowned playwright Luo Huaizhen and veteran theatre art critic Cheung Ping-kuen discussed the relationship between traditional xiqu and modern city life during the second Xiqu Centre Seminar


Sept 2013

The Xiqu Centre’s groundbreaking ceremony was officiated by the Chairman of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, Mrs. Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor

The Way of Success for Various Role Categories in Xiqu

Nov 2013

Renowned Jingju artist Shang Changrong and famous Cantonese opera artist Law Ka-ying shared their success stories and experiences to inspire young artists during the third Xiqu Centre Seminar

West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre 2014

Jan-Feb 2014

Besides Cantonese opera, the third West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre featured excerpts from ten other xiqu genres, including Jing, Kun, Qinqiang, Yue, Chuan, Huangmei, Xi, Yang, Huai and Xiang

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Feb 2014

A group of local Cantonese opera future stars demonstrated their talent during the Rising Stars in Cantonese Opera Showcase 2014

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Teahouse IMG_edited

Mar 2014

A mockup of the Tea House Theatre was specially created to trial operations and performances


Sept 2014

Renowned Yueju performing artist Mao Weitao and Chairman of the Chinese Artists Association of Hong Kong Liza Wang Ming-chuen explored topics around the connection between the art of xiqu and modern city life during the fourth Xiqu Centre Seminar

Madame She - Rising Stars Performance in Cantonese Opera (Photo 17)

Feb-Mar 2015

Rising Stars of Cantonese Opera was staged in Ko Shan Theatre New Wing featuring twelve Rising Stars with ten Cantonese opera performances

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West Kowloon Cultural District Authority and The Chinese Artists Association of Hong Kong launch Cul

April 2015

In collaboration with the Chinese Artists Association of Hong Kong, the Xiqu Cultural Exchange Programme was launched with a visit by 10 emerging local xiqu artists to the Zhejiang Xiaobaihua Yueju Troupe in Hangzhou

Xiqu Centre Tea House Theatre Mock-Up

May 2015

A specially invited audience of ‘new’ xiqu theatregoers were given a sense of future programmes with tea and performances at the Tea House Theatre Taster


Aug 2015

Shen Tiemei, Chuanju performing artist and Vice Chairman of the Chinese Theatre Association, met with Dr. Fredric Mao, Chair of the School of Chinese Opera at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, to explore ways to revitalise traditional Chinese theatre

WKCDA and the CAAHK Takes Young Artists on Exchange to Chongqing

Oct 2015

The Xiqu Cultural Exchange Programme continued with 12 emerging Hong Kong Cantonese opera artists visiting Chongqing to study with Shen Tiemei and the students of the Chuanju Theatre


Feb 2016 (Construction)

Xiqu Centre theatre structure lifted to final position


Feb 2016

“The Ghost Seller” premiered in Hong Kong in a double bill with “His Butterflies (Version 80)”

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May 2016 (Construction)

Xiqu Centre enters new stage as theatre structure lifted to the top of building


Aug 2016

Rising Stars of Cantonese Opera was staged at Ko Shan Theatre New Wing, with fourteen emerging actors in six performances

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Feb 2017

Feb 2017

Rising Stars of Cantonese Opera was staged for size consecutive nights at Ko Shan Theatre New Wing

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Mar 2017 (Construction)

Tea House Theatre Taster

May 2017

A Tea House Theatre Taster performance was live-streamed online for audiences at home and overseas


June 2017 (Construction)

July 2017

July 2017

Rising Stars of Cantonese Opera presented five nights of performances showcasing a range of styles

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Aug 2017

In a 101 Series talk on Cantonese opera, Prof. Chan Sau-yan offered sight into religious opera


Sept 2017 (Construction)

Sept 2017

Sept 2017

The Experimental Chinese Opera Series showcased four innovative productions as part of our continued exploration of new paths of artistic development

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