The Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC)—a self-financed, non-profit organisation—is widely recognised as an arts and culture incubator for Hong Kong. For the past 38 years, the HKAC has played a unique role in engaging the community with art, with a focus on promoting contemporary art and culture in Hong Kong and abroad through exhibitions, art education and related programmes. The HKAC’s main building is situated in Wan Chai, with facilities including a cinema, theatres, galleries, classrooms, studios, restaurants and office space. The HKAC provides a wide range of programmes on performing arts, visual arts, film and video arts, public art projects, conferences, art festivals and more, connecting the arts to the general public.
Address: 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai (Map Shows)
Contact number: 2582 0200
Comix Home Base is a collaborative project by the Hong Kong Arts Centre and the Urban Renewal Authority (URA). It is also the URA's first project focusing on cultural and creative industries. A revitalisation of a cluster of ten pre-war Grade 2 historic buildings on Mallory Street and Barrows Street, Comix Home Base serves as an important connector to the neighbourhood. Six buildings on Mallory Street and the façade of four other Burrows Street buildings have been adaptively reused. In addition, there are open spaces for other activities.
Address: 7 Mallory Street, Wan Chai (Map Shows)
Contact number: 2824 5303
Blue House refers to a 4-storey balcony-type tenement block located at 72-74A Stone Nullah Lane, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, China. It is named after the brilliant blue colour painted on its external walls. It is one of the few remaining examples of tong lau of the balcony type in Hong Kong and is listed as Grade I historic building.
Address: 72-74A Stone Nullah Lane, Wan Chai (Map Shows)
Contact number: 2835 4372
Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre (vA!) is an open, multi-directional art space that focuses on art learning, research and exchange. Here, whether you are a full-time artist, amateur enthusiast, or general public, you can absorb the nutrients of art, have the opportunities to create art and let it transform your life.
Address: 7A Kennedy Road, Central (Map Shows)
Contact number: 2521 3008
Oi! is a Grade II historic building that was built in 1908 as the clubhouse of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club. Its name links the ideas behind it with its location: Oi! sounds similar to the address in Cantonese and conveys a call for people's attention while providing a platform where they can realise their dreams in art.
Address: 12 Oil St, North Point (Map Shows)
Contact number: 2512 3000
PMQ, located in Sheung Wan, is a site with several layers of historical significance. It occupies the location of the Central School and Police Married Quarters, and is now a hub for design and creative industries. Almost 100 design and creative enterprises are stationed in PMQ. Around half the tenants are in the fashion and household product design sectors with the rest in creative design categories such as fashion accessories, food, furniture, jewellery and watches, design services and design galleries. Exhibition space and event facilities are also available.
Address: 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong (Map Shows)
Contact number: 28702335
The Fringe Club is a vibrant contemporary arts space where artists create and show their work, and those who enjoy the arts come to meet and see shows. Facilities for exhibitions and performances here are offered rent-free to both emerging and professional artists in Hong Kong and from overseas. It is housed in a Grade-I heritage building, formerly the old "Dairy Farm" cold storage depot, built circa 1892 in a late Victorian architectural style. It is a popular venue features and promotes theatre, dance, music and exhibitions.
Address: 2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong (Map Shows)
Contact Number：2521 7251
Stretching across 40 hectares of reclaimed land, the West Kowloon Cultural District is one of the largest cultural projects in the world, blending art, education and open space.
Its vision is to create a vibrant cultural quarter for Hong Kong where the local arts scene can interact, develop and collaborate. Providing 23 hectares of public open space with two kilometres of vibrant harbour-front promenade it will also include a variety of arts and cultural facilities that will produce and host world-class exhibitions, performances and arts and cultural events.
Address: Waterfront Promenade, Yau Tsim Mong (Map Shows)
Contact number: 2200 0217
Regenerated by the Hong Kong Youth Hostels Association (YHA), this Grade II historic building reopened to the public in October 2013 as the YHA Mei Ho House Youth Hostel. It now contains the Heritage of Mei Ho House museum, showcasing Shek Kip Mei’s public housing history through the 1950s to 1970s through a mixture of donated exhibits and first-hand anecdotes from former residents.
Address: Block 41, Shek Kip Mei Estate, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon (Map Shows)
Contact number: 3728 3500
JCCAC is the acronym of the Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre. It is housed in an award winning architectural conversion from the former Shek Kip Mei Factory Estate, which was a stronghold for cottage industries half a century ago. Opened in 2008 and operating as a self-financed, registered charity, JCCAC is positioned as a multi-disciplinary arts village and arts centre, providing studio facilities for the arts community and a relaxed environment for the public to experience arts and culture. Visitors are welcome to stroll around freely during opening hours to discover for themselves the creative spirit of the place. JCCAC strives to support arts development in Hong Kong by helping to nurture young talents and generally promote arts and culture through the provision of space (arts studios and display venues) for creative work.
Address: 30 Pak Tin Street, Shek Kip Mei, Kowloon, Hong Kong (Map Shows)
Contact number: 2353 1311
Jao Tsung-I Academy, located at the former Lai Chi Kok Hospital, is a historic compound selected as one of the projects under the “Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme” of the Development Bureau of the HKSAR Government. With the support of the government and community partners, the compound is now revitalized as a center that promotes Chinese culture and facilitates cultural exchange.
Address: 800 Castle Peak Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong (Map Shows)
Contact Number：2100 2828
The Fotanian Open Studio event brings together a vibrant community of artists and art lovers who transformed industrial lofts into art studios. With the migration of industries to the Mainland, our local creative have started to take refuge in the spacious lofts of vacant industrial buildings since 2000.
Fotanian Open Studio Programme is a major annual event in the local art scene. Every year in January, artists throw open their doors in several consecutive weekends to welcome the general public. Visitors can freely explore the artists’ workplace and hear about their artworks and art-making techniques. With over 100 studios and over 300 artists joining hands this year, the Fotanian community is growing at an unprecedented scale.
Address: Fo Tan Industrial Area (Map Shows)
Contact number: 9332 0424
Fong Yuen Study Hall is located in Tin Liu Tsuen, Ma Wan and was built by the Chan clan who settled there. It was said that Fong Yuen Study Hall was the former Chan Study Hall which was a Confucian College for providing traditional education in the village. The Chans truly believed that education was of prime importance to the children in the village, so they collected money to build a school named “Fong Yuen Study Hall” (also known as the Senior Fong Yuen) by selling the beach sand from Tung Wan Beach, Ma Wan in the 1920s and 1930s. In honour and glory, Fong Yuen Study Hall was closed at the beginning of this century, like any other village schools in Hong Kong, amidst the changes brought by the local educational reform, marking a splendid history of village school development with increased number of classes.
Address: Tin Liu Tsuen, Ma Wan, Tsuen Wan (Map Shows)
Contact Number：2870 1330