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Hong Kong Arts Festival 2023

February 16 - March 19

Hong Kong Arts Festival

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 2023, 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 2023 Programme

Theprogramme starts at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre with a performance by the Ballet of Slovene National Theatre Maribor’s of Radio and Juliet & Le Sacre du Printemps. Throughout the programme, there will be a range opera, music, theatre and dance in addition to talks. 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 2023?

This year’s 51st edition of the Hong Kong art festival will take place from 16 February to 19 March.

Hong Kong Arts Festival Tickets

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

Hong Kong Arts Festival 2020 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 2020

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.


February 16
March 19
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