When: 16 February - 18 March 2017 Where: Hong Kong
Hong Kong Arts Festival is the most awaited festival in Hong Kong, which is an international arts festival showcasing the best Asian and local talents along with the top artists from around the world. The festival in its 45th year boasts of performances and events by top international, regional, national, and local talent over the course of one month. The festival showcases an assorted mix of classical and contemporary works that reaches an audience of 1, 20,000 people including the participants of the Festival’s Young Friends Scheme.
Venues for Hong Kong Arts Festival Events
The various theatre, music, dance and opera events will be conducted in different venues. Some of which are Hong Kong Cultural Centre, HK Academy for Performing Arts, and Hong Kong City Hall.
Hong Kong Arts Festival Tickets
Advance booking of the 45th Hong Kong Arts Festival 2017 will be from 7th October 2016 to 30th November 2016. Counter bookings for the tickets will commence from 10th December 2016 onwards. Regulars can also book their tickets through URBTIX outlets, Hong Kong ticketing or online. You are also advised to book your tickets well in advance as tickets for certain shows are immediate sell outs.
HKAF Performances and Events
Over 40 shows will be held at the 45th HKAF that will showcase group performers and solo artists from overseas as well as from Hong Kong. Some of the performances and events that you should not miss out are given below.
Viva Verdi, Verdi's La Traviata by San Carlo Theatre in Naples; The Chicago Symphony Orchestra; and Romeo and Juliet by The American Ballet Theatre are some of the events that will keep you entertained at the festival.
Most Popular Events
The Public Theater - The Gabriels: Election Year in the Life of One Family
17 Border Crossings
Temple Independent Theatre - The Last Supper
STEREOPTIK - Dark Circus
Rose Theatre Kingston - All My Sons
Druid - The Beauty Queen of Leenane
A Floating Family - A Trilogy
Cantonese opera: Emperor Wu of Han and His Jester Strategist
San Francisco Opera and Hong Kong Arts Festival - Dream of the Red Chamber
National Theatre Brno - The Makropulos Case
Shanghai Zhang Jun Kunqu Art Center - Blossoms on a Spring Moonlit Night
Bayerisches Staatsballett II - Allegro Brillante, Jardi Tancat, 3 Preludes, Triadic Ballet
Asia Pacific Dance Platform IX
Dorrance Dance - ETM: Double Down
Bayerisches Staatsballett - La Bayadère
Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal
Arch 8 - Tetris
Arianna Savall & Petter Udland Johansen - Ensemble Hirundo Maris
Camerata Salzburg and Piotr Anderszewski
Chan Ka-bo Countertenor Recital
Concerto Italiano - Monteverdi Vespers of 1610
David Oistrakh Quartet and Elisso Virsaladze
Elisso Virsaladze Piano Recital
Gainsbourg Symphonic with Jane Birkin
National Theatre Brno - Dvořák Stabat Mater
Hong Kong Sinfonietta．Ethereal Is the Moon
Tips for the festival
Pack a pair of good walking shoes and get ready to explore the beautiful country of Hong Kong.
Take a ride through Hong Kong’s iconic tram train that meanders through the island's fascinating districts.