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Music & Dance


Orchestras in Hong Kong

Want to find out more about music and dance? In Hong Kong, you will find many arts organisations that host music and dance programmes from time to time – making it easy to find what you are looking for. Here are just a few of them.

If you are an orchestral music fan, a good place to start your discovery is to enjoy the performances of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hong Kong Sinfonietta and the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra. Music fantasy [Chinese version only] will lead you through a new experience of listening to classical music.

Chinese music

For Chinese music, Introduction to Chinese music [Chinese version only] introduces you to various Chinese musical instruments. For you Chinese opera fans, you can get a glimpse into ten of the distinct branches of Chinese opera in Introduction to Chinese opera [Chinese version only].

Music channels of RTHK

You can also tune in to Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK)’s Radio 4 (classical music), Radio 5 (Chinese music opera) [Chinese version only] or Radio 2 (pop music) [Chinese version only] to enjoy your favourite music.

Dance groups in Hong Kong

If you are into dance performances, check out the programmes hosted by the Hong Kong Dance Company, the City Contemporary Dance Company and the Hong Kong Ballet.

Performing venues

Many music and dance performances take place in the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Hong Kong Arts Centre and the performing venues of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD).

Other performances

The LCSD presents a year-round programme of performances by visiting and local artists. Territory-wide festivals/carnivals are also presented during major festive occasions throughout the year, including the Lunar New Year Lantern Carnival , Mid-Autumn Lantern Carnival, New Year's Eve Countdown Carnival and Summer Fun Party.

The most updated performance information

If you are looking for the most updated performance information, just visit the culture web [Chinese version only] or the official websites of the performing organisations. And do click into our Event Calendar to find your favourite programmes.

Major arts festivals

Arts festivals bring fantastic programmes for your enjoyment year-round. Around February and March, you can enjoy the programmes of the Hong Kong Arts Festival. There are also the International Arts Carnival in the summer and the Thematic Arts Festival during October and November.

The Young Audiences Scheme of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

If you would like to have more involvement in music and dance, you have many channels to choose from. The Young Audiences Scheme of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra is designed for Primary 4 to Secondary 7 students.

Young Friends of Hong Kong Arts Festival

Young Friends of Hong Kong Arts Festival is for full-time secondary and post-secondary students.

Friends of Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra

And Friends of Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra welcomes everyone to apply for. Being a member, you will enjoy special treats and exclusive activities offered by the organisers, and student members can enjoy free performances.

Music & art-related programmes

If you want a taste of performing on stage, there are many training courses and activities for you. Check out the training programmes and events organised by the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Excel, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and the Music Office (including the training classes, orchestras, choirs and music promotion activities). They lead you take your first steps into the performing arts.