The Hong Kong Arts Centre was set up in 1977 and functions as a non-profit nongovernmental organization. Its main aim was to promote video arts, visual arts, and performing arts.
The centre provides venues for presentation, theatres, classrooms, studios, offices and restaurant in the centre and lovers of this type of art can enjoy visual installations and sound, sculpture, photography and ceramics.
The only available venue for contemporary arts in the 60’s was the City Hall. Due to the lack of space for art and cultural activities, several groups wrote to the government requesting for land space to build an arts centre; the secretary general SF Bailey of the University Grants Commission led the campaign.
If you are visiting Hong Kong and would love to explore the cultural hubs, be sure to book quality hotels in Wan Chai Hong Kong such as the Cosmo Hotel Wan Chai Hong Kong and enjoy easy access to many attractions around the area.
There is a venue within the centre for holding events, a language learning centre and a studio for small scale workshops and a theatre. Professionally trained docents conduct a familiarisation tour about the history of the centre, the programmes, the arts and the architecture lasting about an hour or less and at no charge.
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