In light of the current situation, Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe Presents Three Classics due to take place 26-29 August has been rescheduled. Details will be announced on in due course. For more information please contact us at (852) 2200 0022,

Based on a classic tale, this award-winning production is a philosophical portrayal of an emperor facing the end of his rule. With the Ming empire hopelessly besieged, Emperor Chongzhen tries to summon his officials for a final rally. When none of his men respond to the call of the bell, he realises his powerlessness and prepares to meet his fate. The lead in this rare Kunqu tale of war is played by Li An, winner of a 2013 Plum Blossom Award for his role as Chongzhen.

Li An as Emperor Chongzhen
Chen Li as Empress Zhou
Wu Shuang as Zhou Kui
Ji Yunfeng as Li Guozhen
Zhang Weiwei as Wang Chengen

26 August 2020 (Wednesday)

Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes including an intermission of 15 minutes

Grand Theatre, Xiqu Centre

Regional languages with Chinese and English surtitles

$450, $380, $280, $180

Half price for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and a companion, Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients and full-time students. Ticket holders must present proof of eligibility on admission.

Present a ticket for any Xiqu Centre Tea House Theatre programme and receive a 10% discount on one standard ticket. Offer available at the Xiqu Centre Ticket Office only.

Package Discount:
20% discount for purchases of standard tickets for all three shows (Ringing the Palace Bell, The Story of the Jade Hairpin and The Outburst of a Shrew). Tickets must be purchased together in one transaction at the Xiqu Centre Ticket Office or by calling our ticketing hotline (852) 2200 0022 only.

Group Booking Discounts:

  • 20% discount for online group purchase of 8 or more standard tickets (same price, same performance) in one transaction.
  • 20% discount for over the counter/phone group booking of 8 or more tickets (any performance, any standard ticket price) in one transaction. This discount offer is only available at the Xiqu Centre ticket office or by calling our ticketing hotline at (852) 2200 0022.


Age Limit:
Suitable for ages 6 and above

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.

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