The Hong Kong Cultural Centre hosts a regular bill of performances, including music concerts, European and Chinese opera, ballet and theatre. World-famous artists visiting Hong Kong will likely play here so it’s worth checking which performances are coming up before you visit. Inside there is a main concert hall, two theatres, and an exhibition gallery. Some smaller performances are also free to enter, especially in the afternoon.
Located in Tsim Sha Tsui on the Kowloon side of the river, The Hong Kong Cultural Centre is easy to find just a few minutes’ walk from MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station on the Tsuen Wan Line. It is a striking building which is easy to find as it curves up like a ramp at the water’s edge and it’s often remarked it looks a little like a ski jump. The building itself was built in 1989 and was officially opened by Prince Charles and Princess Diana. The main organ inside the Hong Kong Cultural Centre was installed at a cost of HK$10 million and involved the installation of 8,000 pipes.
It is worth noting that The Hong Kong Arts Festival is held here every March and welcomes the world’s finest cultural performers from around the world. In addition to visiting artists, the HKCC has several high profile partners, including The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, the Hong Kong Ballet and, experimental theatre company, Zuni Icosahedron. Ticket prices obviously depend on the performance but can range from HK$70 up to HK$600 and beyond. Performances are a mix of English and Cantonese, so do check before booking tickets.
Hong Kong Cultural Centre
- Address: Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
- Tel: +852 2734 2009