The best of Sichuan opera from award-winning performers

Three-time Plum Blossom Award winner Shen Tiemei stars in a full-length production of Li Yaxian and a master selection of Sichuan opera excerpts.

Widely known as China’s La Traviata, Li Yaxian is adapted from a Ming dynasty folktale about the tragic romance between courtesan Li Yaxian and scholar Zheng Yuanhe. In this production, Shen Tiemei plays opposite acclaimed Plum Blossom Award winner Sun Yongbo, reinterpreting the classic tale and portraying Li Yaxian as a working-class woman fighting for the love of her life.

A Master Selection of Sichuan Opera Excerpts presents classic pieces highlighting different artistic singing styles.

Performed in regional languages with Chinese and English surtitles

Main Cast (Li Yaxian):
Shen Tiemei, Sun Yongbo

Date Time Programme
25-26 March 2022 (Friday–Saturday) 7:30pm Li Yaxian
27 March 2022 (Sunday) 2:30pm A Master Selection of Sichuan Opera Excerpts

Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes including a 15-minute intermission

Grand Theatre, Xiqu Centre

$450, $380, $280, $180


  • Half price for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and a companion, CSSA recipients, full-time students. Ticket holders must present proof of eligibility on admission.
  • If you are a wheelchair user or a person with a disability you are entitled to buy one ticket at a concessionary price and one additional ticket at the same price for a companion. If there are more than two persons in your party, all other tickets will be at standard price unless the party members qualify for a concession in their own right.
  • 10% off with Tea House Theatre Experience ticket: Present a ticket for Tea House Theatre Experience and receive a 10% discount on one standard ticket. Offer available at the Xiqu Centre Ticket Office only.


  • 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.
  • 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:
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    • 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,

Performed by:Chongqing Chuanju Theatre

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.

General booking starts 22 June 2021 (Tuesday) at 10:00am.


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