Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Why is Hong Kong Cultural Centre so Special?

The Hong Kong Cultural Centre is a multipurpose performance facility. It was built by the former Urban Council and, since 2000, has been administered by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department of the Hong Kong Government. A wide variety of cultural performances are held here.

Where is Hong Kong Cultural Center?

The Hong Kong Cultural Centre is located at Salisbury Road in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong.

How to Get There?

  • East Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit L6 or J; Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit E;
  • You can also take the Star Ferry from Central or Wan Chai to Tsim Sha Tsui and walk to the centre.
  • Take bus 1, 1A, 2, 6, 7, 8A, 8P or 9 to Hong Kong Cultural Centre.
  • Take bus N21 or N21A and get off at Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Pier.

History of Hong Kong Cultural Centre

The Hong Kong Cultural Centre was officially opened in a ceremony on 8 November 1989 officiated by Charles, Prince of Wales and Princess Diana, who unveiled a commemorative plaque.
The cultural centre opened with the International Celebration of the Arts, a special programme that ran from 5 November to 6 December and showcased Hong Kong musicians, Kunju opera, Cantonese music, and performances by a range of international artists including the Cologne Opera, the Alban Berg Quartett, Sadao Watanabe, and the first Hong Kong appearance of guitarist John Williams.


Concert Hall

The oval-shape Concert Hall is designed for music performances. There are 2,020 seats in the two-tier auditorium. The hall is finished in high quality oak and fitted with adjustable acoustic canopy and curtains to ensure quality acoustics effect. Installed behind the open stage is a 93-stop, 8,000-pipe Austrian organ, one of the largest mechanical tracker action organs in the world.

Grand Theatre

The Grand Theatre is designed for large scale operas, ballets, musicals, dances and all sorts of theatrical spectaculars. The auditorium holds a total of 1,734 seats in three tiers. Technical features include a stage wagon with revolve, an electrically-operated orchestra pit and infra-red simultaneous interpretation system for 5 languages.

Studio Theatre

The small but versatile Studio Theatre is designed with variable seating formats for end, transverse, thrust or arena stage set-up. Seating capacities range from 303 to 496 according to the chosen format. It is most suitable for small scale innovative dance and theatre productions.

Exhibition Gallery

Situated on Level 4 of the Administration Building, the Exhibition Gallery offers a 287 square metres space with flexible partition patterns for different layout requirements. Apart from exhibition lights and panels, the Gallery is also equipped with sound and projection equipment and furniture for classes, receptions, meetings, live demonstration, workshop and award ceremony, etc.

Useful Travel Tips

1.Entrance Fee: Free

2.Opening Hours: 09:00 – 23:00, 10:00-21:30 (Box Office at lower foyer of the Auditoria Building)

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