Tea House Theatre Experience
28 May 2021 - 23 January 2022$135 – $312
The Xiqu Centre’s Tea House Theatre Experience is specially designed to introduce new audiences to Cantonese opera – the local form of Chinese opera or xiqu. The 90-minute performance, presented by our very own Tea House Rising Stars Troupe, showcases a selection of short excerpts demonstrating a range of vocal and music styles. It also includes narration by an expert moderator to help newcomers gain insight into the history of the art form.
To recreate the warm, authentic atmosphere of Hong Kong’s early 20th century tea houses, audiences are served traditional tea and dim sum during the performance – a delicious way to learn about a heritage art form.
However much you know about Cantonese opera, Chinese culture, history or literature, the Tea House Theatre offers a new kind of experience – join us and discover for yourself!
The seasonally changing programme features songs, instrumental pieces and excerpts from a mix of popular or rarely staged romantic, comic and martial arts works, and includes: Nanyin (Cantonese Narrative Singing), Wind and Percussion Music, Music Ensemble Performance and Cantonese Opera Excerpt Performance.
Performances run from Thursday to Sunday every week:
Thursday and Friday: 7:30pm
Saturday and Sunday: 3:00pm
Please note, as we are currently unable to serve tea and dim sum we are offering a 15% discount on all Tea House Theatre Experience tickets.
ABOUT THE ARTIST / ORGANISERLocated on the eastern edge of the West Kowloon Cultural District, at the junction of Canton Road and Austin Road, the Xiqu Centre is directly accessible from the Hong Kong West Kowloon Station (Express Rail Link) and Austin MTR station, and easy to reach by public transport from all parts of Hong Kong. The building’s striking design, created by Revery Architecture (formerly Bing Thom Architects) and Ronald Lu & Partners, was inspired by traditional Chinese lanterns and blends traditional and contemporary elements to reflect the evolving nature of the art form. Stepping through the main entrance, shaped to resemble parted stage curtains, visitors are led directly into a lively atrium with a raised podium and space for presenting the rich and ancient culture of Chinese traditional theatre.
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