The 49th Hong Kong Arts Festival kicks off in February, with almost 1,800 international artists and local talents, putting on an incredible 123 performances.
This five-week festival is one of the biggest art events in Hong Kong, attracting an impressive lineup of artists, ballet troupes, orchestras, dancers, conductors, pianists, and singers, just to name a few.
Some of the most anticipated performances include the Igor Moiseyev Ballet; Andris Nelsons with the Boston Symphony Orchestra; We Are Gay, written by acclaimed playwright Candace Chong; The Taming of the Shrew by Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, and the Shanghai Quartet Masterclass.
One of the highlight events of this year’s festival is ‘Beethoven250’, marking 250 years since the birth of the legendary composer and pianist, with free foyer performances by local musicians, and a series of talks and special screenings.
In addition to the long list of shows and performances, there are many special features, such as family programmes, workshops, and special screenings at the new K11 Art House.
Regardless of whether you like live theatre, Western opera, classical piano or modern dance, the Hong Kong Arts Festival has a wide range of programs to choose from and enjoy.
Performances take place at various venues, including the Hong Kong Cultural Center in Tsim Sha Tsui, and the Hong Kong City Hall Theatre in Central.
Tickets can be booked online at Ticketflap, but as the top shows sell out fast, it’s best to buy in advance.