Xiqu Centre

Hong Kong

The Xiqu Centre is a landmark venue in the West Kowloon Cultural District, occupying a prime site of 13,800 square meters along its eastern edge. This center for the arts features a 1,100-seat main theatre and a 400-seat tea house that hosts traditional Chinese performances, supplemented by educational facilities, dining, and retail. Collectively, these programs cement the Xiqu Centre as home base for the preservation and development of Xiqu (Chinese opera) in Hong Kong.

Subtle illumination of the building’s dynamic façade skin is achieved through a shielded light ring along the roof’s edge, allowing for glowing glimpses of the interior through façade cutouts. The curving balconies and central ceiling of the main atrium space are highlighted by discretely integrated linear coves, creating a mesmerizing luminous display that beckons visitors inside. Hidden linear fixtures follow the curving contour of textured balconies, walls and ceilings in the main theatre space, supported by a sophisticated control system to curate an immersive theatrical experience.

  • Architectural Lighting
  • Performing Arts
  • 320,000 sq.ft. | 29,729 sq.m.
    $347 M
  • Revery Architecture (Formerly Bing Thom Architects)
  • Illuminating Engineering Society Award of Merit
  • Illuminating Engineering Society Lumen West Award of Excellence
  • LIT Lighting Design Award for Community Building Lighting
  • Ema Peter Photography