About West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre 2014 event
Please visit the West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre 2014 website for event details.
About the Bamboo Theatre
“The bamboo theater alone is worth a visit… Watching opera inside a bamboo theater is unlike anything else.” (CNN Travel)
Launched in 2012, the West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre has quickly become one of the city’s most iconic flagship festivals. Hong Kong’s favourite artists perform alongside young and emerging talents, together celebrating the rich heritage of xiqu.
To watch a performance inside the Bamboo Theatre is a unique experience. Completely redesigned and built from scratch every year, its annual arrival is not only one of the most anticipated events on the cultural calendar, but also serves as a tribute to the disappearing art of bamboo architecture. In 2013, renowned architect William Lim and his team used over 10,000 bamboo poles to build the 800-seat theatre in just two weeks, located at the future site of the Xiqu Centre.
Watch the following building footage of the 2012 bamboo theatre.
Initially a sold-out five-day festival in 2012, the 2013 festival grew to three weeks packed with Cantonese opera, contemporary music and dance performances, plus a celebratory handicraft and food fair, and attracted over one hundred thousand people.
The Bamboo Theatre gives a breathtaking glimpse of what visitors can expect when the Xiqu Centre opens in 2017. Visit the West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre 2014 event website for details.