Arts hub opera venue to open in January

Local | 15 Oct 2018 6:50 pm

One of the key structures in the West Kowloon Cultural District, the Xiqu Centre, will open on the January 20, officials announced today.

The center is dedicated to promoting and developing Cantonese opera and other genres of Chinese traditional theater, RTHK reports.

The Cantonese opera classic, the Reincarnation of Red Plum, will be the first show to be staged there.

The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority said applications for tickets to the opening programme will be accepted via its website from Tuesday morning.

The Xiqu Centre houses two theatres with a combined 1,300 seats. The 13,800-square-metre centre will be the first major venue to open in the multi-billion-dollar West Kowloon Cultural District project.

The cultural hub has also arranged a series of free shows before the official opening of the Xiqu Centre. Seats for those shows can be booked from December 11.-Photo: RTHK

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