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Built in 1930, the Yau Ma Tei Theatre (Grade 2 historic building) is the only surviving pre-World War II theatre in Kowloon District. The features include the two pillars at the front entrance, the Chinese pitched roof, the Art Deco façade and Dutch gable walls, the steel trusses and timber purlins for roof support, and the original proscenium and interior walls of the stage. Yau Ma Tei Theatre ceased operation in July 1998. It was officially re-opened in 17 July 2012, designated for promoting Chinese opera activities especially Cantonese opera.Due to the Construction of Yau Ma Tei Theatre Phase 2, Yau Ma Tei Theatre is closed until the first quarter of 2026.
Built in 1895, the Red Brick Building (Grade 1 historic building) was formerly the Engineer’s Office for the old Water Pumping Station on Shanghai Street. It is the oldest surviving building of a water pumping station under the Hong Kong Water Supplies Department. After the station ceased operation in 1911, various buildings in the complex were either demolished or converted for other purposes, with the exception of the Red Brick Building. The special features include the red brick façade, cast iron rainwater pipes, cast iron hopper heads, arched verandahs and granite coping stones, knee stones, skew corbels, and pad stones to gable.
It takes about 5 minutes walk from The Cityview to Yau Ma Tei Theatre and Red Brick Building.