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Yaumatei Theatre

corner of Waterloo Road and Reclamation Street, Hong Kong, China
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20 Apr 2017
“A piece of Hong Kong history in Yau Ma Tei ”
26 Nov 2016
“If you want culture this is it”
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corner of Waterloo Road and Reclamation Street, Hong Kong, China
Jordan / Yau Ma Tei
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Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

It was not much to look at but this historic building is the only surviving pre-war cinema building in the urban area of Hong Kong. We wandered around the small lobby and learnt that it has become a venue dedicated to Cantonese opera. We were...More

Thank livingroundtheworld
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

This is the place to see historical theater plays hong kong style. If you want culture then this is it. Old traditional plays way before any cinemas came in to existence

Thank Chi1976
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Reviewed 4 November 2016

Grade 2 listed building together with the red brick building acting as the administrative centre and gift shop. A place for Canto Opera which is an acquired taste. Local budding amateurs and enthusiasts do perform here. So be warned.

Thank HKeater
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

I loved this place! I took a chance on going to this theatre because I wanted to experience a different side Hong Kong. The experience was definitely different from watching western musicals, but it was interesting. I didn't understand a word but thankfully the theatre...More

Thank Kristine C
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Reviewed 7 June 2016

I pass by Yaumatei Theatre and noticed that it has a new face lift and turned into an Canto Opera House. Not particularly appealing to me but worth going if you are in Yau Ma Tei.

Thank Quack H
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Reviewed 11 March 2013

This is a wonderful location in which to see Cantonese opera. The size of the theater is very small, only a few hundred seats and all are on the one level, no balcony. The stage is quite close and the orchestra is situated in front...More

2  Thank moniker11
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Reviewed 28 February 2013

This little theatre was recently renovated, it's main purpose is provide a stage for the dieing Cantonese Opera culture, which had a more than hundred years of history, before the television era, going to the Cantonese Opera was the only entertainment available, it's a long...More

3  Thank hkvisitor1997
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Reviewed 15 August 2012

The Yaumatei Theatre is a historical building in Hong Kong, having opened in 1930 and offering performances until its closure in the late 1990s. In attention to it being a attraction of historical significance, it is nice to note that the Yaumatei Theatre has recently...More

4  Thank BradJill
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Jordan / Yau Ma Tei
The Jordan and Yau Ma Tei neighbourhood is where you
will find some of the more authentic areas of Hong
Kong. Not as glamourous or busy as its neighbours Mong
Kok to the north or Tsim Sha Tsui to the south, Yau Ma
Tei is often mistakenly overlooked by visitors on
their trips to Hong Kong. Exploring parts of this area
makes you feel like you’ve been transported back in
time. A large part of the neighbourhood draws from the
...More
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