Hong Kong Arts Centre

The Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC; Chinese: 香港藝術中心) features galleries, theatres, a cinema, classrooms, studios, restaurant, and offices.

The Arts Centre is open from Mon – Sun: 8:00am – 11:00pm. Admission is free but some exhibitions and performances may have a fee, see their website for current exhibition and performance details.

Dining options at the Hong Kong Arts Centre

  • Assaggio Trattoria Italiana – Italian Al Fresco restaurant with harbour views – website
  • The Corner – specialty coffee – website
  • DDG 東道煮 – Southeast Asian cuisine – website


  • Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (香港會議展覽中心)
  • Golden Bauhinia Square (金紫荊廣場)

Hotel pick near the Hong Kong Arts Centre

The Harbourview – The four-star hotel offers harbour views, fitness centre, airport shuttle and is only a 5 minute walk to MTR Wan Chai and two minute walk to either the Arts Centre or Exhibition Centre.

Wikipedia Says


During the late 1960s, the City Hall was the only venue for contemporary arts in Hong Kong.[citation needed] In 1968, local art associations and groups petitioned the Hong Kong Government for a piece of land on which to build an arts centre. S. F. Bailey, the Secretary General of the University Grants Committee, led the campaign. In June 1971, a piece of reclaimed land near Gloucester Road in Wanchai was successfully obtained after years of negotiation.

When only half of the required $28 million had been raised, construction was halted and was not resumed until Hong Kong Governor Sir Murray MacLehose facilitated loans using a government warrant. Li Choh-ming, the first Vice-Chancellor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, was the first Chairman of the Arts Centre, Sir Run Run Shaw was the first Vice-chairman, and Neil Duncan was the first General Manager.

The Hong Kong Arts Centre was inaugurated by the Governor on 14 October 1977.

Hong Kong Art School

Hong Kong Art School (HKAS) was officially established as a division of the Hong Kong Arts Centre.
The school is an accredited institute. The programmes offered by the school focus on four core academic areas that include Fine Art, Applied Art, Media Art and Drama Education. Its academic levels include Foundation Diploma, Higher Diploma, Bachelor’s degree, and master’s degree.

It has a campus site in Shau Kei Wan and additional studio space at the Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre in Shek Kip Mei.


ArtsLink ArtsLink is a publication featuring programmes and activities held at the centre. It is published in the last week of each month. ArtsLink is available for free at more than 150 locations and provides information about exhibition events, film programmes, theatre performances, and courses of the Arts Centre and the Hong Kong Art School.

Source: Wikipedia


2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

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