The Kwai Tsing Bamboo Theatre will open from April 12-14 to mark the birthday celebrations of Zhen Jun (The True Lord) and Tin Hau (The Empress of Heaven). The temporary structure will be erected at the Tsing Yi Sports Association Sports Ground. During this time, there will be hip hop, street dance, and other cultural shows staged within the theatre.

The event is part of the Hong Kong government’s Night Vibes Hong Kong campaign, and was previously known as the Tsing Yi Theatre. The iconic bamboo theatre is constructed for the combined birthday celebrations of the deities and removed once the festivities are over. 

There will also be food stalls that will sell more than 50 types of snacks, many of them Hong Kong favourites like egg waffles and dragon beard candy. There will also be other delicacies on offer, such as home-made lemon tea and steamed scallops. Admission to the food stalls is free.

The theatre will reopen from April 20-24 for its annual Cantonese opera shows. There will be two shows every day — one in the afternoon and another in the evening — except for the first day, when there will only be an evening show at 7pm. The opera performances are ticketed events.

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