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Vibrant Hong Kong Arts Festival 2024

20 February - 24 March

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International top artists giving world class performances ranging from the classical to the avant-garde, and the familiar to the surprising – the Hong Kong Arts Festival is this vibrant city’s premier cultural happening.

Organised since 1973, the festival is now in its 51st edition and has grown into the territory’s biggest arts event of the year drawing thousands of spectators.

What is the Hong Kong Arts Festival?

During the five weeks of the Hong Kong Arts Festival 2024, leading artists from all over the world travel here to participate in all genres of the performing arts, from western, Cantonese and Peking opera, classical music and symphonies, to theatre, dance, jazz, world music and special large-scale happenings, as well as outdoor events.

While the festival offers a platform to both Asian and international top artists to showcase their talents, arts enthusiasts of all tastes can indulge themselves in an eclectic range of visual and performing arts when there’s something new to watch or listen to every single day. Especially lovers of music and theatre will find themselves like a fox in a chicken coop during this lavish cultural feast.

In addition, the festival also has a programme of “Festival PLUS” activities such as movies, exhibitions, workshops and master lecture classes, guided tours, meetings with artists and visits backstage.

Hong Kong Arts Festival 2024 Programme

Click here for the full programme of this year’s HK Arts Festival.

Béjart Ballet Lausanne
The Béjart Ballet Lausanne. Photo by BBL Gregory Batardon

For another, more sporty event, check out the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival later in the year.

When is the HK Arts Festival 2024?

This year’s edition of the Hong Kong art festival will take place from 20 February to 24 March.

Hong Kong Arts Festival Tickets

Tickets for the Hong Kong art festival can be purchased online at URBTIX outlets.

Hong Kong Arts Festival venues

Performance venues are in different locations spread over Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories and comprise of various theatres, cultural centres, town halls and concert halls. For a full overview of this year’s  venues click here.

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More details about the Hong Kong Arts Festival

Watch the festival’s official website. The event also has a Facebook page with updates.

For more ideas about things to do in Hong Kong:

Browse the Hong Kong Tourism Board website.

Cover image: Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo. Photo by Alice Blangero.


20 February
24 March


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