We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Hong Kong
All photos (92)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent10%
  • Very good65%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Apr 20, 2017
“A piece of Hong Kong history in Yau Ma Tei ”
Nov 26, 2016
“If you want culture this is it”
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
corner of Waterloo Road and Reclamation Street, Hong Kong, China
Jordan / Yau Ma Tei
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Yaumatei Theatre
from $59.00
More Info
from $156.83
More Info
Reviews (20)
Filter reviews
8 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Traveler rating
See what travelers are saying:
Selected filters
Updating list...
Reviewed April 20, 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

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank livingroundtheworld
Reviewed November 26, 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

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank LikeToTravel9999
Reviewed November 4, 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.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank HKeater
Reviewed September 7, 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

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank thirtyandme
Reviewed June 7, 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.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Quack H
Reviewed March 10, 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

Date of experience: March 2013
2  Thank moniker11
Reviewed February 27, 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

Date of experience: February 2013
3  Thank hkvisitor1997
Reviewed August 14, 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

Date of experience: July 2012
4  Thank BradJill
View more reviews
Jordan / Yau Ma Tei
The Jordan and Yau Ma Tei neighborhood is where you
will find some of the more authentic areas of Hong
Kong. Not as glamorous or busy as its neighbors 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 neighborhood draws from the
Nearby HotelsSee all 748 nearby hotels
M1 Hotel
218 reviews
.08 miles away
CHI Residences 393
3 reviews
.09 miles away
Tung Nam Lou Hotel
27 reviews
.10 miles away
Jin Xiang Hotel Jiulong
1 review
.11 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 13,891 nearby restaurants
Ocean Empire Food Shop Yau Ma Tei
255 reviews
.13 miles away
Wall Is Eat
46 reviews
.07 miles away
Haidilao Hot Pot (Kowloon Building)
32 reviews
.14 miles away
Kubrick Cafe
74 reviews
.14 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,852 nearby attractions
Yau Ma Tei Tin Hau Temple
164 reviews
.22 miles away
Tin Hau Temple
234 reviews
.22 miles away
Langham Place
477 reviews
.41 miles away
Sino Center
90 reviews
.24 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Yaumatei Theatre staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Frequently Asked Questions about Yaumatei Theatre