Black Box Exercise 2020 Out-of-the-box Career Theatre
The Young Science Detectives: HKScienceTemple
Yuen Long Theatre
2020.8.14 (Fri) 8pm &
8.15 (Sat) 3pm
Ticket: $150

Tai Po Civic Centre
2020.9.26 (Sat) 8pm &
9.27 (Sun) 3pm
Ticket: $150

(As the pandemic continues to spread, Yuen Long Theatre & Tai Po Civic Centre Performance has been cancelled)
14-15.8 | 26-27.9
Auditorium, Yuen Long Theatre | Auditorium, Tai Po Civic Centre
Summer, Hong Kong, 2046. A gigantic black chest appeared and hovered over Yuen Long and Tai Po for 7 days and nights. Alarmed, the authorities were at the end of their wits. On the eighth day, the chest emitted a blue ray of light that eliminated certain natural elements in Yuen Long and Tai Po, upsetting the ecological balance. The authorities decided to commission "HKScienceTemple", a young scientific detective collective, to go after the disappeared elements of the community. Members of the collective traced their way to popular spots in Yuen Long and Tai Po, applying their art and science knowledge to resolve the mystery before them. They also bring an interactive treasure hunt to the theatres, sharing the joy of science with kids.

The Young Science Detectives: HKScienceTemple is the post-credits "theatre" of Black Box Exercise 2020 Out-of-the-box Career Theatre based on the Black Box Exercise art education project. Using "the future" as a theme, the project explores the issue of "employment" via means of experiment, art, technology, environment and society.
Live Programme Cancellation

As the pandemic continues to spread, Black Box Exercise 2020 · Out-of-the-box Career Theatre "The Young Science Detectives: HKScienceTemple" originally scheduled for 14 August 2020 (Fri) 8 pm & 15 August 2020 (Sat) 3 pm at the Auditorium, Yuen Long Theatre, and 26 September 2020 (Sat) 8 pm & 27 September 2020 (Sun) 3pm at the Auditorium, Tai Po Civic Centre, has been cancelled. Performance of the same title will be streamed on Zuni "ZLive" YouTube channel. Subscribe now to watch more "ZLive" Programmes. For refund details, please click here.

Related programme: Black Box Exercise 2020 Out-of-the-box Career Theatre

The Young Science Detectives: HKScienceTemple Online

Programme Schedule
▸ Ep. 1: from 15/8 (Sat) 7pm
▸ Ep. 2: from 29/8 (Sat) 7pm
▸ Ep. 3: from 12/9 (Sat) 7pm

Out-of-the-box Career Theatre Guests
▸ Ep. 1: Mak Po, Pius Yiu
▸ Ep. 2: Chow Kai Ho, Choi Wing Kei, Alex Lam
▸ Ep. 3: Lam Chiu Ying, HKSceinceTemple

Ep.1 - The Aviary Pagoda

The young science detectives are visiting the Aviary Pagoda in Yuen Long. The place is “feeling blue” - what happened? The second part of the performance has invited Mak Po, the Co-founder of Mak’s Brewery and Pius Yiu, a renowned hairstylist in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China. They will share their own experience and observation to give teenagers advice when planning their career paths. Don’t miss it!

Ep. 2 - The Yuen Long Green Tunnel Incident

Another mystery in Yuen Long! Pixel labyrinth appears in the green tunnel, how can the young scientific detectives escape? Knowledge and courage is the key! Then we have invited Alex Lam - a makeup artist and a fisherman, and flower plaque craftsman Choi Wing Kei to talk about their extraordinary job. Be venturesome - your life could be different. 

Ep. 3 - Nam Sang Wai Fishpond Education Kiosk & Yuen Long Main Road Incident

Mayday! The young scientific detectives received a report that an obscure geometric shape appeared in  Nam Sang Wai! Are they created by the aliens who also made the crop circles? Another report about the appearance of baffling colourful fires in Yuen Long main road! Why is there a series of uncanny events in Yuen Long? The young scientific detectives must find out why! Finally, we welcome Lam Chiu Ying, the former director of the Hong Kong Observatory and local popular science video production team “HKScienceTemple” to talk about their science story and share how unusual careers can create the future.

Production & Creative Team

Artistic Director: Mathias Woo
Curators: Luka WongRicky Cheng


From the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, a local popular science videos production team.

Academic Support



Siu Wong, Denny Wong

Terms and Conditions
Running time approximately 100 minutes
No latecomers will be admitted, until a suitable break in the performance
In Cantonese and Putonghua, no surtitle will be provided
Zuni Icosahedron reserves the right to add, withdraw or substitute artists and/ or vary advertised programmes and seating arrangements.