Xiqu Centre is Hong Kong’s prestigious new home for traditional Chinese opera. With its dramatic curvilinear façade and reinterpretation of the customary Chinese Moon Gate motif, Xiqu Centre creates a stunning landmark entrance as the gateway to the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD), the city’s new precinct for arts and culture.
Conceived as a cultural sanctuary, blending theatre, art, and a dynamic public realm, this iconic 7-storey performance venue is dedicated to promoting the rich heritage of Xiqu—Chinese opera, the primary genre of indigenous Chinese theatre—and to the production, education and research of this unique traditional art form.
Xiqu Centre houses an impressive 1,075-seat Main Theatre uniquely situated at the top of the building, an intimate 200-seat Tea House Theatre, eight professional studios and a seminar hall, retail space on two floors overlooking the central inner courtyard. Suspending the main auditorium 90 feet (27m) off the ground strategically isolates this state-of-the-art theatre from the vibration and high ambient noise levels of surrounding urban infrastructure and creates a stunning atrium space and open interior plaza beneath for the public to enjoy exhibitions, shops, music and art demonstrations.
Xiqu Centre embraces the cultural richness of East and West by creating a contemporary expression that allows heritage art form to continue is trajectory as it evolves with sophisticated technology.
Credits: - Ronald Lu & Partners - Principal - Ronald Lu - Ronald Lu & Partners - Director - Peter Yam - Revery Architecture - Interior Designer - Bibianka Fehr - Revery Architecture - Director - Fancis Yan - Ema Peter Photography - Photographer - Ema Peter - Revery Architecture - Project Designer - Daniel Gasser - Revery Architecture - Project Designer - Kyle Chan - Ronald Lu & Partners - Director - Andy Leung - Ronald Lu & Partners - Director - Bryant Lu - Revery Architecture - Director - Ling Meng - Revery Architecture - Project Designer - Giles Hall - Revery Architecture - Director - Earle Briggs - Revery Architecture - Principal - Bing Thom - Revery Architecture - Project Designer - Johnnie Kuo - Revery Architecture - Principal - Venelin Kokalov