Fodor's Expert Review West Kowloon Cultural District
After years of construction, portions of this massive development project—slated to convert 40 hectares (99 acres) of harborfront into green space and to transform Hong Kong into “Asia’s arts and cultural capital”—were finally completed in 2018. The first openings included the M+ Museum, one of the world's largest visual arts museums with 17,000 square meters (183,000 square feet) of performance and theater space, and the Xiqu Centre, a beautiful Cantonese opera center, with the 1,000-seat Grand Theatre and more-intimate, 200-seat Tea House Theatre. Come 2022, the cultural district will welcome the waterfront Lyric Theatre Complex for music, theater, and dance; the Hong Kong Palace Museum, devoted to imperial Chinese art; and an Art Park, complete with an outdoor cinema, bar, café, and live-music stage.
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