A taster of Hong Kong’s traditional entertainment

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. Presented by our very own Tea House Rising Stars Troupe, the performance 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.

The current season begins on 1 July 2021, and features new selections of music performances, as well as two Cantonese opera excerpts – one classic and one newly-written. In addition, our young artists or special guests will perform Cantonese opera songs in a new segment, sharing beloved sung pieces from traditional repertoire.

Wind and Percussion Music Performance Wind in the Pines
Pomegranate Blossom/Melancholy
*Performance includes one sung piece
Music Ensemble Performance The Toll of the Temple Bell
Bells on Starving Horses
Billowing Waves
Cantonese Opera Song Selection Romance of the Phoenix Tower/ “Memorial Speech” from The Moon Pavilion/Seeking a Beauty/Strengthening Resolve/Vermilion Phoenix/Lady Zhaojun Going beyond the Great Wall/Dream Reunion/Wandering the Lakes
*Performance includes one song
Cantonese Opera Excerpt Performance “Viewing Lanterns” from The Carp Maiden
“A Duel of Immortal Snakes” from The Legend of the White Snake

However much you know about Cantonese opera, or Chinese history and culture in general, the Tea House Theatre promises to be a fun and eye-opening experience for all. Join us and discover for yourself!

Performances run from Thursday to Sunday every week.

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. Audiences joining us in July and August will also receive a special welcome gift.

Performed and narrated in Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles

Artistic Team:

Law Ka-ying Artistic Curator and Director
Naomi Chung Producer

See the full team list here.

Date and Time:
Thursday and Friday: 7:30pm
Saturday and Sunday: 3:00pm
*Patrons will get a complimentary drink from Daily Tea Time by Don’t Yell at Me” or “LockCha Tea Shop” after the show

Tea House Theatre, Xiqu Centre


  • 15% off Standard tickets: HK$312 (Balcony) / HK$270 (Stalls)
  • 15% off Concession tickets: HK$156 (Balcony) / HK$135 (Stalls)
    (senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and a companion, CSSA recipients, and full-time students)
  • 15% off Family package: HK$612 (2 standard tickets + 2 concession tickets, Stalls seating)

Package Discounts:

  1. 20% discount for purchases of standard tickets for Tea House Theatre Experience, any Black Box Chinese Opera Festival 2021 programme and GuoGuang Opera Company: The Dream of an Embroidered Robe in one transaction;
  2. 10% discount for purchases of standard tickets for Tea House Theatre Experience and either any Black Box Chinese Opera Festival 2021 programme or GuoGuang Opera Company: The Dream of an Embroidered Robe in one transaction.

*Subject to availability


  • In line with the latest government regulations and in the interests of community health, the seating capacity is currently operating at reduced levels which may affect the admission and seating arrangement. Please check back for event announcements and updates.
  • Special Arrangements in Response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • The above discounts cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.
  • All discount offers are available on a first come, first served basis according to availability.
  • All promotions are subject to relevant terms and conditions.
  • Children under the age of 6 will not be admitted.

Terms and conditions

Ticketing Enquiries:
(852) 2200 0022, ticketinfo@wkcda.hk

Seats for wheelchair users can be booked through our online ticketing system. If there are more than two people requiring adjacent seats, please contact us at (852) 2200 0022 or email ticketinfo@wkcda.hk and we will help arrange your booking. Student matinees and programmes for tour groups with narration in English or Mandarin are also available on request.

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 cancelled.

Hotel Partners:Royal Pacific Hotel
The Salisbury YMCA of Hong Kong

General booking starts 22 June 2021 (Tuesday) at 10:00am.

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