Our Tea House Theatre programme, Standard Chartered Tea House Theatre Experience, is specially designed to introduce new audiences to Chinese traditional theatre. The 90-minute performance, presented by our very own Tea House Rising Stars Troupe, 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.

To recreate the warm, authentic atmosphere of Hong Kong’s early 20th century tea houses, audiences are served traditional tea and dim sum during the performance – a delicious way to learn about the heritage of Chinese traditional theatre.

However much you know about xiqu, Cantonese opera, Chinese culture, history or literature, the Tea House Theatre offers a new kind of experience – join us and discover for yourself!

Programmes run from Wednesday to Sunday every week.

Programme Type:
Nanyin (Cantonese Narrative Singing)
Wind and Percussion Music
Cantonese Opera Songs (Selection)
Cantonese Opera Excerpt Performance
Music Ensemble Performance

See the programme and actors for each performance here.

Click here for Tea House Theatre Experience April schedule.

Artistic Team:

Law Ka-ying Artistic Curator and Director
Naomi Chung Producer

See the full team list here.

Date and time:
Wednesday to Sunday: 7:30pm
Saturday and Sunday: 3:00pm

Tea House Theatre, Xiqu Centre

Performed and narrated in Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles

Tea and Dim Sum:
Pu-er Tea
BBQ Pork Pastry
Almond Pastry
Mushroom and Crab Meat Spring Roll
Lotus Seed and Nut Pudding

Vegetarian options are available. Please email or call (852) 2200 0022 at least three days before the show and provide your ticket details to make your request.

Tickets (Price includes performance, tea and dim sum): 
Standard $368, $318
Half-price $184, $159 (senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and a companion, CSSA recipients, and full-time students aged 6 or above, according to availability)

Discount offers:

  • Family Package: $720 for 4 tickets (2 standard, $318 category; 2 half-price, $159 category only).
  • Take part in a Xiqu Centre Guided Tour in March and receive 10% discount on Tea House Theatre Programmes on presentation of your ticket.
  • From now until 31 March 2019, Standard Chartered / MANHATTAN credit cardholders can enjoy 20% off standard priced tickets.


  • Above discount offers are not valid in conjunction with other promotional offers.
  • All discount offers are available on a first come, first served basis according to availability.
  • Online and telephone booking is not available for Standard Chartered UnionPay Dual Currency Credit Cards or Standard Chartered WorldMiles Cards. Please visit the Xiqu Centre Ticket Office for ticketing.
  • All promotions are subject to relevant terms and conditions.

Terms and conditions

Ticketing Enquiries:
(852) 2200 0022,

To book a wheelchair seat, please contact our ticket office on (852) 2200 0022.

Opening Season Programme Sponsor:

Student matinees and programmes for tour groups with narration in English or Mandarin are also available on request.

Tickets now on sale

Click here for Tea House Theatre Experience April schedule.

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