Cantonese opera is amongst the most common genre of Chinese opera performed in Hong Kong during various traditional festivities such as the Tin Hau Festival and the Ghost Festival, for which operas are staged mainly by the boat dwellers and the Chiu Chow community respectively. Bamboo theatres in which the operas are staged have a long history in China and Hong Kong and is one of the very few, if not the only, places where you can still find this ‘living’ heritage. Bamboo theatres vary in size and capacity and they are built on land, slopes and even on water. Go to one of the bamboo theatres and you are sure to be amazed by its architectural craftsmanship!
Chinese traditional theatre has given birth to more than 300 generic variants and tens of thousands of plays over a long period of development. Among these, Cantonese Opera which is popular in Guangdong and Hong Kong was included in UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2009. Interested in learning more about this unique art form that blends Chinese legend, music and drama into an exciting performance style? Join the free Cantonese Opera Appreciation Class* at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum!
*The ‘Cantonese Opera Appreciation Class’ is one of the activities in the Hong Kong Tourism Board’s ‘Cultural Kaleidoscope Programme’.
For more information about the exciting events in the programme, please visit
|Date and Time:
2:30pm – 3:45pm, every Saturday
|Venue: Hong Kong Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin, New Territories
|Enquiries: +852 2508 1234
|Register: Please register at one of the
Hong Kong Tourism Board’s Visitor Centres*