Xiqu Centre Hong Kong

Exterior of the Xiqu Centre in Hong Kong I © iStock - LeeYiuTung

Project duration

2017 - 2019


Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China




Stage machinery, control system, customer service

The Xiqu Centre is the first completed building of the new West Kowloon Cultural District in Hong Kong. The main function of this architecturally outstanding new structure, designed by the firms Bing Thom Architects and Ronald Lu & Partners, is to celebrate traditional Chinese opera. In fact, “Xiqu” means “Chinese opera”.

The aim of the Xiqu Centre is to preserve, promote and develop traditional Chinese musical theatre. In particular, state-of-the-art technology is used to help acquaint international audiences with this art form and thereby promote cultural exchange. As the Xiqu Centre is also open to visitors and artists outside of scheduled performances, it has developed into a popular social hub.

In addition to exhibition spaces and conferences facilities as well as restaurants and rehearsal rooms, the building houses the Main Theatre with over 1,000 seats and the Tea House with seating for 200 guests. Between May 2017 and March 2019, SBS Bühnentechnik installed the complete stage machinery and control systems.

Vertical drum winches in dedicated machine room I © SBS Bühnentechnik
Auditorium | © Ema Peters
Orchestra elevator with rigid-chain drive I © SBS Bühnentechnik
Assembly of the grid deck with roller brackets I © SBS Bühnentechnik
Chain hoist | © SBS Bühnentechnik
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