If you have ever been backstage at a bamboo theatre or a Chinese opera performance venue, you may have noticed wooden trunks and boxes of different shapes and sizes. Some of these trunks are used for storing costumes, headdresses, weapons and other props. Some can be transformed into ironing boards and make-up tables. There is almost always one important wooden trunk that holds the statue of deity Wah Kong Sin-si, the god of fire and the guardian of Cantonese opera performances.

In this 30-minute hands-on Atrium workshop, you can learn how to make your own wooden pencil case inspired by weapon trunks, and find out more about life backstage at a Cantonese opera performance!


20 June 2021 (Sunday)

Session 1: 3:00pm–3:30pm
Session 2: 3:45pm–4:15pm
Session 3: 4:30pm–5:00pm

Atrium, Xiqu Centre

Free admission. Tickets and registration not required. Limited capacity on a first come, first served basis.

Please contact Ms Chan (852) 2200 0812 during office hours or email learning@wkcda.hk.


For the safety of participants, visitors, artists and staff, please note the following health precautions:

  • Please bring your own mask and wear it at all times in the venue.
  • Temperature checks will be carried out before admission. Visitors showing a temperature of 37.5°C or above will not be able to participate.
  • Special seating arrangement and capacity control have been implemented. Please follow the instructions of our staff.
  • If you have travelled outside of Hong Kong in the past 14 days or are wearing a home quarantine tracking wristband, please wait until your quarantine period is over before visiting West Kowloon.
  • Special Arrangements in Response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Accessibility Services:
Hong Kong sign language interpretation is available upon request with at least 14 days’ advance notice.

Adverse Weather Arrangements:
If a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is in force three hours before the start of the event, the event will be rescheduled or cancelled.

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