The 41st Hong Kong Arts Festival 2013 Over 50% tickets sold during Advance Sales / Counter Booking Begins Saturday 8 December 2012

December 04th, 2012

The 41st Hong Kong Arts Festival 2013 Over 50% tickets sold during Advance Sales
Counter Booking Begins Saturday 8 December 2012
Additional Performances Announced

(Hong Kong, 4 December 2012) The 41st Hong Kong Arts Festival (HKAF) once again had strong audience support selling over 50% of available tickets by the close of advance sales. With performances by Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in late January, the 41st HKAF will be staged in 16 different venues with the main part held over 30 days — from 21 February to 22 March. There are 145 performances in total, featuring 32 ensembles or solo artists from overseas and 17 from Hong Kong.

Additional Performances

Due to popular response, the HKAF is delighted to offer two additional performances: one of LEO on 3 March (3:00pm); and a performance of Blast on 9 March (3:00pm), adding up to a total of 147 performances.

The Top 10 Programmes

Based on the current number of tickets sold, the top 10 programmes include: American Ballet Theatre, Chinglish, National Theatre of Great Britain’s One Man Two Guvnors, San Carlo Theatre, Naples’ La Traviata, Momix Dance Theatre’s Bothanica, Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Einstein On the Beach, Esperanza Spalding – Radio Music Society, National Theatre of China’s Green Snake and Smear.

Booking Opens on 8 December 2012

Counter booking opens at 10:00am local time on Saturday 8 December at all URBTIX outlets. Tickets to performances at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts will also be available at all HK Ticketing outlets.

How to Book

In-Person Booking*
All URBTIX outlets / All HK Ticketing outlets**
Online Booking       
URBTIX                   www.urbtix.hk
HK Ticketing**       www.hkticketing.com
Telephone Booking    
URBTIX                   2111 5999
HK Ticketing**       31 288 288

*Please refer to the Festival website for the full list of ticketing outlets: www.hk.artsfestival.org/en/book
**Performances at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts only

The Festival Programme & Booking Guide

The Festival Programme & Booking Guide is available at all URBTIX outlets and Festival Information Counters located at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and Hong Kong City Hall. Information about the Festival, including access to video and audio clips, photos, ticket availability and venue directions can be found at www.hk.artsfestival.org or via the 2013 HKAF Mobile App.

About the Hong Kong Arts Festival

Launched in 1973, the Hong Kong Arts Festival is a major annual international celebration of the performing arts and one of the region’s premier cultural events, held in February and March each year, serving an audience of close to 150,000. Performances take place in over a dozen venues throughout Hong Kong, supplemented by over 100 PLUS events; and 10,000 Young Friends are given special access to Festival performances and events. The Festival presents the world’s top artists as well as stars of tomorrow and gives equal importance to great traditions and contemporary creations. The Festival also commissions and produces work in theatre, chamber opera and contemporary dance; some Festival productions have toured to other Asian cities after their Hong Kong premiere.

Media Enquiries

For further enquiries, please contact the Marketing Department of the Hong Kong Arts Festival:
Ms Wendy Chung (Opera and Classical Music)
Direct Line: 2828 4931, Email: wendy.chung@hkaf.org

Ms Alexia Chow (Theatre, Dance and Chinese Opera)
Direct Line: 2828 4933, Email: alexia.chow@hkaf.org

Ms Elly Yip (Jazz and World Music)
Direct Line: 2828 4932, Email: elly.yip@hkaf.org

 


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