Specially devised for Secondary one to four students, The D. H. Chen Foundation – West Kowloon Tea House Student Matinees extend arts learning beyond the classroom and allow students to learn about xiqu and traditional culture in a fun, inter-disciplinary way.

Through narrated performances presented by the Tea House Rising Stars Troupe and an expert speaker, and interactive discussion sessions, students explore the art of xiqu and traditional Chinese culture and its relevance to contemporary society. They also take part in a tour of the Xiqu Centre to learn about the architectural and design features of our new venue and fun facts about the history and art of xiqu.

To support teaching and learning, the programme includes tailor-made teacher training workshops and learning packs providing an introduction to Cantonese opera and the student matinees.

Applications are welcome from local secondary schools.

The student matinee programme runs from 2019 to 2021 and is generously supported by The D. H. Chen Foundation.

Programme period:

Phase 1: February to July 2019

Phase 2: September 2019 to July 2020
(Application details to be announced in mid-2019)

Phase 3: September 2020 to July 2021
(Application details to be announced in mid-2020)

Session 1: 1:30pm – 4:15pm
Session 2: 2:30pm – 5:15pm

(Each matinee session lasts approximately 2 hours 45 minutes)

Tea House Theatre, Xiqu Centre


Target participants:
Secondary one to four students and teachers

Free admission. Application required.

Application deadline:
Open for application all year round. Please contact Ms Cheung at (852) 2200 0396 or learning@wkcda.hk.

Adverse weather arrangements:
Please refer to the latest guidelines issued by the Education Bureau.

Ms Cheung (852) 2200 0396, learning@wkcda.hk

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