Macau Cultural Centre Inaugurates Black Box Theatre to Promote Youth Arts
by: The Beat Asia
July 04, 2023
The Black Box Theatre at the Macau Cultural Centre was inaugurated on Monday, bringing high-quality training and performance space for local young art performers. The facility is designed to provide a platform for young art practitioners to showcase their talent and skills in a world-class facility that spans over three storeys with a total area of 3,110 square meters. The theatre is also home to two theatres with capacities for 140 and 160 spectators respectively.
Designed by renowned architect António Bruno Soares, the Black Box Theatre is a significant addition to the cultural landscape of Macau. With its modern design and cutting-edge technology, the facility is poised to become a hub for young artists, providing them with a space to create and showcase their work.
The opening ceremony was officiated by Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Ao Ieong U, and the president of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, Leong Wai Man, among others. This shows the government's commitment to the arts and culture sector, as it seeks to cultivate and nurture young talent in Macau. The opening of the Black Box Theatre marks a milestone in the development of the arts in Macau, as the government continues to invest in the sector's growth and expansion.
With this new facility, it is expected to promote sustainable development of cultural and performing arts among the youth, and that young art practitioners can have a place to pursue their passion.
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