A world-class arts venue dedicated to promoting the rich heritage of xiqu
- Xiqu Centre
- Xiqu CentreOpening in 2018
- Grand TheatreVenue for high-quality mainstream and large-scale xiqu performances, new works and cultural exchange events (1,100 seats)
- AtriumSpace for community events and a place to experience xiqu beyond the theatre (450sqm)
- Tea House TheatreVenue for tea culture and performances of traditional shuochang (narrative singing) and vernacular folk arts (200 seats)
- Education and rehearsal facilitiesVenues for educational and training programmes to support the development of xiqu 8 Rehearsal Halls and Practice Rooms 120 - seat Seminar Hall
As well as providing Hong Kong with a world-class venue specifically built for xiqu performances the Xiqu Centre will support the production, education and research of this unique art form and help preserve and reinvent Cantonese opera and other forms of Chinese traditional theatre. The Xiqu Centre will act as the eastern gateway to the district and is due to open in late 2018.
The immediately recognisable form of the Xiqu Centre draws together the traditional and contemporary, taking familiar Chinese concepts like the gateway and courtyard and reinventing them for Hong Kong’s modern urban environment.
The Xiqu Centre includes a 1,100-seat Grand Theatre suspended high above the ground, and a 200-seat Tea House Theatre where audiences will be able to enjoy intimate performances while sampling traditional tea house delicacies. At ground level the Xiqu Centre’s massive entrances provide inviting public access to a striking atrium that includes a podium that will be programmed with public performances and exhibitions. The atrium and the first floor include retail and dining facilities that will help animate the space throughout the day. The Xiqu Centre also includes a 120-seat seminar hall, learning spaces, and eight rehearsal and practice rooms.
Design: Bing Thom Architects and Ronald Lu & Partners
See the latest updates on the Construction Progress here.