The 42nd Hong Kong Arts Festival 2014 sold 50% of available tickets at advance sales. Booking Opens 7 December 2013

December 04th, 2013

(Hong Kong, 4 December 2013) The 42nd Hong Kong Arts Festival (HKAF) once again had strong audience support selling 50% of 115,000 available tickets by the close of advance sales. Ticket booking opens this Saturday on 7 December 2013.

The Top 12 Programmes 

Based on the number of advance tickets sold, the top 12 HKAF best-selling programmes include: La Scala Ballet’s Giselle, Magic Piano & The Chopin Shorts, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch’s Iphigenia in Tauris, Igor Moiseyev Ballet (Russia), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Savonlinna Opera Festival’s Lohengrin, 108 Heroes III, Gregory Porter, Mies Julie, London Symphony Orchestra, Ivan Fischer & the Budapest Festival Orchestra, as well as Scottish Ballet Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling.

World’s top and emerging artists in 138 performances

The 42nd HKAF features 55 international and local ensembles or solo artists in 15 venues from 18 February to 23 March. There are 138 performances in total, two of which are free performances by the Trisha Brown Dance Company. Topping off the list of live performances, Festival PLUS offers audiences an exciting range of activities including film screenings, masterclasses, workshops, backstage tours that enhance their Festival experiences.

Booking Opens on 7 December 2013

Counter booking opens at 10:00am local time on Saturday 7 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. Please refer to the below booking details:

In-Person Booking                      
View the full list of outlets at
Online Booking      
Telephone Booking                     
2111 5999

HK Ticketing  (Performances at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts only)
In-Person Booking                      
View the full list of outlets at
Online Booking      
Booking Hotline              
31 288 288


Programme & Booking Guide and Mobile Apps available

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 or via the 2014 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 close to 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.


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