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!

18 October 2020 (Sunday)


Atrium, Xiqu Centre


Free admission. Tickets and registration not required.


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.
  • 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)

Ms Wong (852) 2200 0807, learning@wkcda.hk

Accessibility Services:
Cantonese audio description and Hong Kong sign language interpretation are available on 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 cancelled.

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