Did you know that Cantonese opera performers always greet each other with “Good morning” no matter what time of day they meet? Or that in traditional tea houses balcony seats cost more than those closer to the stage? To find out why, join our Xiqu Centre Guided Tour and learn about our venue and the rich history of the art of Chinese opera. The 60-minute tours, conducted in Cantonese, English or Mandarin, help you explore the Xiqu Centre facilities, learn about the architectural and design features, and discover fascinating facts about the culture and stories behind the traditional art form. Tours are supplemented with multimedia elements and are perfect for newcomers. Group tours can also be arranged for schools and registered charitable or non-profit organisations on request.
Please note, the backstage area is an active working zone and not part of the guided tour.
The event schedule may be subject to change. The presenter reserves the right to change the programme.
Xiqu Centre information desk
$50 HKID card holders: Adults
$15 HKID card holders: Senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and a companion, Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients and full-time students
- 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.
- Special Arrangements in Response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- The route of each tour may vary. As technical and production schedules may be subject to change, for safety reasons, access to the Grand Theatre and Tea House Theatre cannot be guaranteed for each tour. We regret that advance notice on changes in access will not be provided.
- Please assemble at the Xiqu Centre information desk 15 minutes before the start of the tour. Latecomers will not be able to join a tour that is already in progress, and will not be eligible for a refund. Each tour lasts approximately 60 minutes. Participants will be standing and walking for this time. Wheelchairs are available on request at the information desk (subject to availability). All tours are fully accessible for wheelchair users.
- Suitcases are not permitted on the tour. As there are no baggage storage facilities at the Xiqu Centre, please plan accordingly. Participants with suitcases will be turned away from the tour and will not be refunded or rescheduled.
- Participants may take photographs and make short videos during the tour but photography or filming is not allowed in the Grand Theatre and Tea House Theatre if setup or rehearsals are taking place. For copyright reasons, filming and recording of tour content is not allowed.
- Tours are suitable for ages 6 and above.
- Xiqu Centre Guided Tours due to take place from 2-30 December 2020 have been cancelled. For more information please see our Ticketing Arrangement page or contact us at (852) 2200 0022, email@example.com.
(852) 2200 0022, firstname.lastname@example.org
(852) 2200 0872, email@example.com
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 tour, the tour will be cancelled.
Tickets are usually available one month in advance and occasionally extra tours may be added to the current schedule. Check back regularly for updates.