The Black Box Theatre, a new addition to the Macao Cultural Centre complex in Nape, will come into operation early next month, according to a statement from the Cultural Affairs Bureau cited in Macau Post Daily.
Leong Wai Man, president of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, and other officials led representatives from cultural and performing arts groups on a tour of the venue on Saturday, garnering feedback on its facilities and equipment.
The new facility replaces the temporary theatre that has been operating at the Old Courthouse on Avenida da Praia Grande and all events scheduled at the former judicial building will be relocated.
The Black Box Theatre comprises two performance spaces, holding 140 and 160 audience members respectively. It has a gross area of 3,110 square metres, the Cultural Affairs Bureau says, spread over three storeys and a basement.
Construction of the venue began in November 2021 and was completed at the end of March this year at a reported cost of some 98.7 million patacas.
Besides performance spaces, the Black Box Theatre offers a backstage area, rehearsal rooms, dressing rooms, and office areas.