Hong Kong Cultural Centre

The Hong Kong Cultural Centre (CN: 香港文化中心) is a large venue featuring concert hall, grand theatre, studio theatre, exhibition gallery, and piazza. It hosts events, lectures, exhibitions, plays, operas, and performances almost daily and you can view their program for the current month here.

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Wikipedia Says

Location

The centre is located on the southwestern tip of Tsim Sha Tsui, on the former location of the Kowloon Station of the Kowloon-Canton Railway. Adjacent to the centre on the west is the Tsim Sha Tsui Ferry Pier of the Star Ferry, while to the east are the Hong Kong Space Museum and Hong Kong Museum of Art. The historic Clock Tower stands between the centre and the pier.

History

As early as 1970, the Urban Council pressed for construction of a new cultural venue in Kowloon of the same modern standard as the City Hall in Central. The cultural centre project was formally announced in 1974 to be planned on the site of the former Kowloon Station. At this time, constructed was expected to begin in 1975. However, the project faced financial constraints and was delayed. It was reexamined in 1978 and given top priority by the Urban Council, but cost estimates rose from $190 million to $474 million and the project was again shelved for some time. When construction finally began, the demolition of the historic railway station occupying the site was extremely controversial.

Originally operated by the Urban Council, the venue was officially opened in a ceremony on 8 November 1989 officiated by Charles, Prince of Wales and Princess Diana, who unveiled a commemorative plaque. The $10 million Rieger Orgelbau organ was installed from August to November in 1989 and involved the complicated installation of 8,000 pipes.

The cultural centre opened with the International Celebration of the Arts, a special programme that ran from 5 November to 6 December and showcased Hong Kong musicians, Kunju opera, Cantonese music, and performances by a range of international artists including the Cologne Opera, the Alban Berg Quartett, Sadao Watanabe, and the first Hong Kong appearance of guitarist John Williams.

Transport

The centre is adjacent to the Star Ferry Pier and the Star Ferry bus terminus served by Kowloon Motor Bus.

It is also within walking distance to Tsim Sha Tsui Station and East Tsim Sha Tsui Station, which serve the Tsuen Wan Line and West Rail Line respectively.

Wiki page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong_Cultural_Centre

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  • Website: www.lcsd.gov.hk
  • EN Address: 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
  • Getting There: East Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit L6 or J; Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit E;
    You can also take the Star Ferry from Central or Wan Chai to Tsim Sha Tsui and walk to the centre.

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