Established in 1999 by a group of young people with an ardent interest in Cantonese opera, Utopia Cantonese Opera Workshop has operated as a limited company since 2001 and registered as a charitable institution. The Workshop is dedicated to creating a platform for the encounter of the traditional and the contemporary. Through organising Cantonese opera performances of high standard, the Workshop innovated the traditional art form with modern stage production, nurturing successors to sustain Cantonese opera. To preserve and research on this cultural heritage, the Workshop is devoted in the collecting, editing and publishing of related materials, as well as encouraging excellent reviews. Staging its premiere in Kwai Tsing Theatre in 2011 and a re-run in Sha Tin Town Hall in 2015, the black-box theatre version of ArenA was staged at the Performing Arts Market in Seoul (PAMS) in 2017 presented by HKADC.