Hong Kong Cultural Centre

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Timings : 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM every day

Time Required : 1-2 hrs

Entry Fee : No entry fee

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Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong Overview

The Hong Kong Cultural Centre is a versatile performance facility located in Tsim Tsa Tsui, Hong Kong neighbouring the Hong Kong Space Museum, Avenue of Stars and Harbour City. The cultural centre is renowned for hosting a variety of cultural activities ranging from world-class concerts, operas, and performances. It is the local centre for a variety of concerts and activities.

Established in 1989 by the Urban Construction Council, the centre is administered by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department of the Hong Kong government. The Cultural Centre is eminent for its marvellous acoustics and is also known for its ‘boomerang’ like structure with a sloping roof alongside the trademark beige bricks of the building which make it a popular spot for wedding photo shoots. The Hong Kong Cultural Centre organizes the Hong Kong International Film Festival where hundreds of world-famous actors and directors pay an appearance. The centre is spread over an area of 12.8 acres and is composed up of three main performance halls, a Concert Hall, Grand Theatre, Exhibition Gallery, Conference room, a souvenir store and restaurants.

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Hong Kong Cultural Centre Guided Tour

The Cultural Centre offers a guided tour available for anyone who wants to know more about its history, design, facilities and works of art. The tour is available in English, Cantonese and Putonghua and each session lasts about 40 minutes.
Cost: HKD 5 for students/senior citizens/children, HKD 10 for adults. 

Exhibition Gallery

Located on the 4th floor of Hong Kong Cultural Centre, the Exhibition Gallery is equipped with audio and projection equipment alongside a seating arena which makes it ideal for meetings and small celebrations. There are a total of 4 exhibition sites along with the main foyer which is used for small art exhibitions. There are a large number of cafes and restaurants in the gallery as well which offer a splendid view of Victoria Harbour and some delicious food.

Concert Hall

The Concert Hall at Hong Kong Cultural Centre is designated to musical performances. The Hall seats 2019 and is laid out in a two-tiered oval shape. The Concert Hall is home to one of the greatest pipe organs in the world with 93 stops and 8000 pipes which happens to be the largest in Asia and was built by an Austrian firm, Rieger Orgelbau. It was used to record the Organ Fireworks VIII by Christopher Herrick.

Grand Theatre & Studio Theatre

The Grand Theatre is designed for performances of opera, ballet and other musicals. It hosts several eminent events like the Hong Kong Film Award. The theatre has many modern stage facilities such as an electrically-operated orchestra pit which can house 110 musicians. The auditorium has a cumulative 1734 seats which are segmented into three tiers. On the other hand, the studio theatre is a much smaller arena with a seating capacity of 496.

How To Reach Hong Kong Cultural Centre

  • Take the Exit E from Tsim Tsa Tsui station on the Tsuen Wan line.
  • Take the Exit J from Tsim Tsa Tsui East station on the East Rail.
  • Take bus number 1, 1A, 2, 6, 7, 8A, 8P or 9 to Hong Kong Cultural Centre.
  • Take bus number N21 or N21A and get down at the Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Pier.

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