The mission of the Xiqu Centre is to preserve, promote and develop the art of Chinese traditional theatre, to nurture the local form of Cantonese opera and to promote other forms of xiqu. To advance the legacies and traditions of Chinese traditional theatre we support artists to create new works and help nurture a new generation of local artists. Through performances, creation, education, research and exchange, we aim to expand the audience base and create a new platform for the contemporary development of the art form.