The avant grade meeting of Chinese and Western theatre traditions

Enjoy 20% early bird discount by purchasing tickets from 1 to 21 June 2021.

Adapted from Eugène Ionesco’s 1952 play Les Chaises, this experimental production blends Chinese traditional theatre with Theatre of the Absurd, delivering both in a fresh guise and with a new layer of cultural symbolism. Presented by the award-winning performers of the Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe, The Chairs is an acclaimed minimalist production that asks us to reflect on the meaning of life, love, loneliness, and the world around us.

*The Chairs is recommended by the Shanghai Center of Chinese Operas.

Regional languages with Chinese and English surtitles

Artistic Team:
Playwright: Yu Xiating
Director: Ni Guangjin
Cast: Wu Shuang, Shen Yili, Sun Jinghua

15–16 October 2021 (Friday–Saturday)

Approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes without intermission

Studio 1, Xiqu Centre


Early Bird Discount:
20% off tickets purchased from 1 June 2021 10:00am to 21 June 2021.


  • In line with the latest government regulations and in the interests of community health, the seating capacity is currently operating at reduced levels which may affect the admission and seating arrangement. Please check back for event announcements and updates.
  • From 1 June 10am to 21 June 2021, customers who have joined Experimental Chinese Opera Festival 2020 can enjoy 20% discount on standard tickets for the Black Box Chinese Opera Festival 2021. Customers can purchase discounted tickets by presenting ticket stub or confirmation email of last year festival at the ticket office in Xiqu Centre.
    *Subject to availability.
  • Children under the age of 6 will not be admitted.
  • For the safety of participants, visitors, artists and staff, please note the following health precautions:
    • Please provide contact information when purchasing tickets.
    • Please bring your own mask and wear it at all times in the venue.
    • Ticketholders are advised to arrive at venues in good time.
    • Special seating arrangement and capacity control have been implemented. Please follow the instructions of Venue Operations staff.
    • If you have travelled outside Hong Kong in the past 14 days or are wearing a home quarantine tracking wristband, please wait until your quarantine period is over before visiting West Kowloon.
    • Special Arrangements in Response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Ticketing Enquiries:
(852) 2200 0022,

Adverse Weather Arrangements:
If a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is in force three hours before the start of the event, the event will be cancelled.

Produced by:Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe

Early Bird Discount: 20% off tickets purchased from 1 June 2021 10:00am to 21 June 2021.
General booking starts 22 June 2021 (Tuesday) at 10:00am.

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