Starting in 2013, the Wuhan Performance Co., Ltd. has cohosted the Chinese Opera Art Festival with the Wuhan Theater, inviting famous troupes and artists from all over the country to perform in Wuhan. During the festival, the organizers have arranged various interactive activities, inviting professional actors and actresses to open experimental courses, or deliver drama lectures and give performances on school campuses and at metro stations.
A series of displays and performances of well-known operas were also delivered. In 2017, events like the 5th Chinese Opera Art Festival and Opera Wharf — National Opera Masters and Troupes' Wuhan Tour put on a total of 77 performances that entertained Wuhan opera enthusiasts. Statistics show that only nine cities in China see over 100 opera performances annually. Wuhan alone presents a total of over 400 performances, outnumbering most of the other eight.
According to Wuhan Performance Co., Ltd., the city is planning to put on more excellent operas in the future and become a national opera performance center.
Performance in the opening ceremony of the 6th Chinese Opera Art Festival