Xiqu is a performing art that integrates music, literature, martial arts and dance. It is an art form that reflects the traditions of Chinese aesthetics and embodies the rich heritage of Chinese arts.
Located on the eastern edge of the West Kowloon Cultural District, the Xiqu Centre’s striking design was inspired by traditional Chinese lanterns and blends traditional and contemporary elements to reflect the evolving nature of the art form. The centre is easily accessed from Hong Kong West Kowloon Station (Express Rail Link terminus) and Austin MTR station.
After entering 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.
The eight-story building houses a Grand Theatre (1,073 seats), a Tea House Theatre (up to 200 seats) and eight professional studios and a seminar hall, all specially designed for different types of xiqu-related functions and activities.