Count down to the New Year with a brand new Cantonese opera comedy

The Emperor is an original comic Cantonese opera from Canto Op’s creative duo, Wyborn Leung and Keith Lai.

As the unsmiling Crown Prince prepares to ascend the throne, the court scrambles with questions about his ability to rule. The shrewd and arrogant court jester is certain he can do what no one else can, and vows to rule the kingdom himself!

The opera premieres in a special late-night performance on New Year’s Eve. Join us for the celebration countdown in the Grand Theatre during the show!

Over the holiday, take the opportunity to stroll around the Xiqu Centre, join a guided tour and enjoy the delicious Chinese food on offer in our restaurants.

Performed in Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles

Date and Time:
31 December 2021 (Friday) 9:00pm
1 January 2022 (Saturday) 3:00pm
Approximately 3 hours including a 15-minute intermission

Grand Theatre, Xiqu Centre

$450, $380, $280, $180


  • Half price for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and a companion, CSSA recipients, full-time students. Ticket holders must present proof of eligibility on admission.
  • If you are a wheelchair user or a person with a disability you are entitled to buy one ticket at a concessionary price and one additional ticket at the same price for a companion. If there are more than two persons in your party, all other tickets will be at standard price unless the party members qualify for a concession in their own right.


  • 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.
  • Children under the age of 6 will not be admitted.
  • For the safety of participants, visitors, artists and staff, please note the following health precautions:
    • Please provide contact information when purchasing tickets.
    • Please bring your own mask and wear it at all times in the venue.
    • Ticketholders are advised to arrive at venues in good time.
    • Special seating arrangement and capacity control have been implemented. Please follow the instructions of Venue Operations staff.
    • If you have travelled outside 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)

Ticketing Enquiries:
(852) 2200 0022,

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.

Commissioned by the Xiqu Centre

Produced by:
Canto Op

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


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