Culture & Arts

Culture & Arts

Arts Venues

Performance Venues

Learn about the performance venues managed by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, and how you can book tickets submit and venue booking applications online.

e-APS – LCSD Performance Venues e-Application & Payment Services

Booking of the 16 performance venues managed by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and payment of hire charges can now be done through e-APS on the internet, anytime, anywhere! Through e-APS, venue bookings are just one-click away!

Hong Kong Film Archive

Hong Kong Film Archive is dedicated to the preservation of Hong Kong’s film heritage, and conducts a wide variety of activities to the public that promote Hong Kong’s film culture and facilitate relevant research.

Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre

The Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre is a branch of the Art Promotion Office. It provides well-equipped studios for trained artists practicing in the fields of sculpture, printmaking and ceramics, facilitating them in their artistic creation in holding different kinds of visual arts activities. More details can be obtained here.

Cultural Programmes

Cultural Presentations Highlights

The Cultural Presentations Section of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department promotes arts and culture in Hong Kong through performance programmes on theatre, dance, music, Chinese Opera, family entertainment and more. View current highlights, coming attractions, and special promotions on this website.

Audience Building and Arts Education

The Audience Building Office set up in early 2000 aims at promoting knowledge and appreciation of the performing arts at community and school levels through organising various audience building schemes and arts educational activities in co-operation with arts groups and educational institutions. Find out more details here.

Film Programmes

The Film Programmes Office of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department seeks to promote the appreciation of film and media art in Hong Kong. Discover the various programmes it offers and publications it produces.

Search for Cultural Programmes

Looking for cultural programmes? Search for current and upcoming cultural programmes by venue, type or date.

My Culture App

Maintained by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, My Culture App brings to patrons the latest cultural programmes in a timely manner through their mobile device. The app covers cultural programmes organised solely or jointly by LCSD, as well as film programmes and museum exhibitions. Handy functions like online ticketing and event sharing on social media are well supported. Find out more details here.

Free Entertainment Programmes

The Entertainment Office of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department organises festive events and free entertainment programmes throughout Hong Kong. View their highlights and coming attractions here.

Music and Dance

Music and dance are features of Hong Kong’s cultural life. Find out the extensive efforts made to encourage participation and events with both local and international significance.

Music Office Programmes

The Music Office of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department aims to promote music activity and training throughout Hong Kong. Learn more about the various programmes and events, plus all the latest news and special offers from the Office.

Enjoy Performing Arts

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department offers performing arts programmes ranging from the traditional to the cutting edge throughout the year. This article provides you with more information.

Interest Classes Sponsored by the Government

Here you can find out a great variety of high quality, professionally conducted interest classes that are sponsored by the Government, ranging from cultural topics to special classes and library activities.

Leisure and Cultural Activities for the Elderly

Learn about the community support services, leisure and cultural activities available for the elderly.

Indoor Leisure and Cultural Activities for Families

Here you can learn about the indoor activities provided by the Government for families in Hong Kong, including cultural activities, sports, exhibitions in museums and library activities.

Leisure and Cultural Services Department e-Magazine Service

Use this online service on MyGovHK to subscribe to the weekly LCSD e-Magazine free of charge, and personalise your LCSD e-Magazine according to your areas of interest.

Arts Festivals

Arts Festivals

Every year, Hong Kong proudly hosts a number of arts festivals with international reach as well as the local aroma.  You can experience a variety of music, dance, theatre and film in the vicinity full of performing venues and art houses. Read on to find out more.

URBTIX – Urban Ticketing System

URBTIX – Urban Ticketing System

You can buy tickets from URBTIX by using mobile ticketing app My URBTIX (Android and iOS versions), telephone, Internet and outlets’ counter booking services. You can find locations of outlets, programme information and ticketing enquiry hotline here and directly use the Internet booking services.

Government Subvented Arts Organisations

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

From core symphonic classics to Canto-pop, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra gives over a hundred performances annually for the local community. Learn more about the Orchestra through its official website, including its latest performing schedule.

The Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra

The Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra was founded in 1977 and is the only professional, full-sized Chinese orchestra with 85 musicians in Hong Kong. Find out more about the Orchestra and its upcoming activities from its official website.

The Hong Kong Repertory Theatre

Founded in 1977, the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre is a major professional theatre company in Hong Kong. Learn more about the Theatre and its upcoming productions through its official website.

The Hong Kong Dance Company

Established in 1981, the Hong Kong Dance Company is Hong Kong's premier dance group. Find out more about the Company and its upcoming performances from its official website.

The Hong Kong Sinfonietta

Established in 1990, the Hong Kong Sinfonietta aims at making orchestral music accessible to all through its versatile programmes. Find out more about the Orchestra and its upcoming activities here.

The Chung Ying Theatre Company

Established in 1979, the Chung Ying Theatre Company is dedicated to producing high quality theatrical productions. Learn more about its background and upcoming productions here.

The Zuni Icosahedron

The Zuni Icosahedron is a multimedia experimental theatre group founded in 1982. It has since been making new creative attempts in the various aspects of theatre. Find out more about the Group and its upcoming activities here.

The Hong Kong Ballet

Founded in 1979, the Hong Kong Ballet is recognised as one of the leading ballet companies in Asia. Learn more about the Company and its upcoming productions here.

The City Contemporary Dance Company

The City Contemporary Dance Company, established in 1979, is a professional modern dance company that nurtures talent to create dance in the context of modern China. Learn more about the Company and its upcoming productions here.

Other Arts Organisations

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Established in 1984, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts offers professional education, training and research facilities in the performing arts including music, dance, drama, theatre and entertainment arts, film and television and Chinese traditional theatre. Learn more about the Academy and its programmes through its official website.

Hong Kong Arts Development Council

The HKADC is an independent statutory body established in 1995. The mission of the HKADC is to plan, promote and support the development of the arts in Hong Kong, including the literary, performing, visual and film and media arts, with a view to improving the quality of life and artistic creativity of the whole community. Learn more about the Council and its upcoming events here.

Last review date: November 2016