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  • Pre-opening Gala Film Screenings

    30.12.2018 to 06.01.2019, Seminar Hall, Xiqu Centre

    To complement our Grand Theatre performances we present five Cantonese opera films produced between 1957 and 2011 and featuring some of the legends of the golden age of Cantonese opera film

  • Xiqu Film Screenings (January)

    26.01.2019 to 27.01.2019, Seminar Hall, Xiqu Centre

    Accompanying our Grand Opening performance The Reincarnation of Red Plum – an acclaimed production by Hong Kong’s legendary stars Yam Kim-fai and Pak Suet-sin – this screening series presents three comic Cantonese opera films showing the magical Yam-Pak chemistry on screen

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  • Life's Blessing to Shen and Meng main image Spring Festival Showcase

    Life's Blessing to Shen and Meng

    09.02.2019, Grand Theatre, Xiqu Centre

    A Spring Festival staple, this entertaining comedy tells the story of a marital crisis involving a browbeaten scholar, a philandering father-in-law, false accusations and lies. But can there still be a happy ending?

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  • Xiqu Film Screenings (February)

    09.02.2019 to 24.02.2019, Seminar Hall, Xiqu Centre

    Featuring seven Cantonese opera films produced in Hong Kong between 1948 and 1962, this screening series explores the complex relationship between on-stage and on-screen personas of some of the most renowned stage artists of the time. Also included is the award-winning contemporary documentary My Way, chronicling the struggle of two aspiring Cantonese opera actors

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  • Bound-foot Liu Jinding Battles at the Fort

    10.02.2019, Grand Theatre, Xiqu Centre

    After a heated duel, general Gao and Liu Jinding, the female chief of a mountain fortress, find themselves so drawn to each other that when Gao is captured by the enemy, Liu single-handedly comes to his rescue. An action-packed romantic drama offering a treat for martial arts fans

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  • The Curious Case of A Red Embroidered Shoe

    16.02.2019, Grand Theatre, Xiqu Centre

    In a tale of romantic intrigue and wrongdoing, a besotted court clerk murders his wife to elope with his lover. Although he carefully arranges the crime scene to make himself look innocent, there is one detail he overlooks...

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  • Goddess of the Ninth Heaven Main image Spring Festival Showcase

    Goddess of the Ninth Heaven

    17.02.2019, Grand Theatre, Xiqu Centre

    This romantic legend tells the tale of Ai and Yang. Separated by a raging fire set by a jealous prince, the young lovers jump to their death in the flames. Reunited in the afterlife, their love is blessed for eternity

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  • The Knight Errant's Adventure in the Palace

    18.02.2019, Grand Theatre, Xiqu Centre

    A belligerant war hero demands the hand of a beautiful princess. Discovering that she is in love with another he threatens the pair with an deadly ultimatum. Will the lovers manage to outwit this powerful and dangerous man?

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  • The Sounds of Battle main image Spring Festival Showcase

    The Sounds of Battle

    19.02.2019, Grand Theatre, Xiqu Centre

    This complex political love triangle tells the story of princess Cuibi, her lover general Xia, and their struggle with the powerful King of Qin, whose one goal is to make Cuibi his wife

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  • The Peregrinations of Confucius main image Spring Festival Showcase

    The Peregrinations of Confucius

    20.02.2019 to 21.02.2019, Grand Theatre, Xiqu Centre

    Based on texts from the Analects, this new play recounts the exploits of Confucius, one of the most influential philosophers in Chinese history, who spent 14 years travelling to preach his wisdom to the warlords of ancient China

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  • Forty Years of Cherished Love main image Spring Festival Showcase

    Forty Years of Cherished Love

    22.02.2019, Grand Theatre, Xiqu Centre

    Based on the life of poet Lu You, this heart-wrenching play tells the story of his tragic separation from his first wife, and their accidental meeting, many years later, after both of them have remarried...

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  • The Butterfly and the Red Pear Blossoms main image Spring Festival Showcase

    The Butterfly and the Red Pear Blossoms

    23.02.2019, Grand Theatre, Xiqu Centre

    A talented scholar and a courtesan fall in love after years of exchanging letters and poetry. Although fate conspires to keep them apart, the pair are finally united after a series of tantalising twists and turns...

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  • The Legend of the White Snake COCC Spring Festival Showcase

    The Legend of the White Snake

    26.02.2019, Grand Theatre, Xiqu Centre

    Blending martial arts and romance, this new adaptation of a classic tale depicts the love between Madame White Snake and Xu Xian and their tragic separation by the powerful monk Fahai

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  • Lady Spring Fragrance main image Spring Festival Showcase

    Lady Spring Fragrance

    28.02.2019 to 01.03.2019, Grand Theatre, Xiqu Centre

    Adapted from a Korean folk tale, this original new play is set in imperial China and recounts the forbidden love between a coutesan’s daughter and the son of a magistrate. Will their commitment prove stronger than the challenges that face them, or will fate tear them apart?

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  • Xiqu Film Screenings (March)

    09.03.2019 to 24.03.2019, Seminar Hall, Xiqu Centre

    Accompanying the China Theatre Association Plum Blossom Award Troupe performances, this screening series showcases the work of award-winning artists and the regional characteristics of different xiqu genres, and offers an exciting opportunity for audiences to catch some rare examples of fine xiqu cinema

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  • A Master Selection of Peking Opera Excerpts

    14.03.2019, Grand Theatre, Xiqu Centre

    Featuring a stellar cast of top Peking opera artists, this master selection showcases the distinct style and characteristics of China’s national form of traditional theatre

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  • A Master Selection of Kunqu Excerpts

    15.03.2019, Grand Theatre, Xiqu Centre

    Showcasing highlights from the oldest form of xiqu still performed today, this selection demonstrates the nuance, grace and regional characteristics of Kunqu acting and singing and the talents of the specialist performers

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  • A Master Selection of Mixed Xiqu Excerpts

    16.03.2019, Grand Theatre, Xiqu Centre

    This mixed excerpt performance offers audiences a rare opportunity to experience highlights from some of the less familiar regional xiqu variations, including a Gannan tea-picking opera from Jiangxi and an archaic Ouju piece from Zhejiang

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  • A Master Selection of Cantonese Opera Excerpts

    17.03.2019, Grand Theatre, Xiqu Centre

    An unmissable feast of classic Cantonese opera excerpts presented by an award-winning cast of renowned performers from Guangdong

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