Top ChoiceHorse Racing in Wan Chai & Northeast Hong Kong Island

Happy Valley Racecourse

Happy Valley Racecourse

An outing at the races is one of the quintessential Hong Kong things to do, especially if you're around during the weekly Wednesday-evening races. Punters pack into the stands and trackside, with branded beer...

Top ChoiceLive Music in Kowloon

This Town Needs

This Town Needs…more underground music venues like this, staging 10 to 15 gigs monthly in a hip warehouse space in the coastal Kowloon burb of Yau Tong. Formerly known as Hidden Agenda, TTN is a much expanded...

Top ChoiceLive Music in Kowloon

Canton Singing House

The oldest and most atmospheric of Temple St's singalong parlours, Canton resembles a film set with mirror balls and glowing shrines. Singers take to the stage one after another to belt out the oldies; some...

Top ChoiceJazz in Central District

Peel Fresco

Charming Peel Fresco has live jazz every day of the week, with local and overseas acts on an intimate stage close enough for listeners to chink glasses with musicians. It's small, relaxed and friendly, and...

Top ChoiceLight Show in Kowloon

Symphony of Lights

Illuminating both sides of Victoria Harbour every night, symphony of lights is a kitsch paean to all that bling real estate (and a middle finger to Earth Hour). Dancing lasers, searchlights and LEDs are timed to...

Theatre in Kowloon

Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Overlooking the most beautiful part of the harbour, the aesthetically challenged and windowless Cultural Centre is a world-class venue containing a 2085-seat concert hall, a Grand Theatre that seats 1750, a...

Live Music in Central District

Fringe Club

The Fringe offers original music most Friday and Saturday nights, with jazz, rock and world music getting the most airplay. The intimate theatre hosts eclectic local and international performances other nights....

Jazz in Kowloon

Ned Kelly’s Last Stand

A Kowloon institution, Ned's marked its 45th anniversary in 2017, making it one of Hong Kong's oldest pubs. Named after a gun-toting Australian bushranger, most of the expat regulars here come for the Dixieland...

Stadium in Wan Chai & Northeast Hong Kong Island

Hong Kong Stadium

The 40,000-seat Hong Kong Stadium in So Kon Po, a division of Causeway Bay, is Hong Kong's largest sports venue. The Hong Kong World Rugby Sevens takes place here.

Theatre in Wan Chai & Northeast Hong Kong Island

Sunbeam Theatre

Cantonese opera is performed at this vintage theatre throughout the year. Shows generally run five days a week from 7.30pm for about a week, with occasional matinees at 1pm or 1.30pm.

Dance in Wan Chai & Northeast Hong Kong Island

Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts

With its striking triangular atrium and an exterior Meccano-like frame (a work of art in itself), the APA (1985) is a Wan Chai landmark and a major performance venue for music, dance, theatre and scholarship....

Booking Service in Hong Kong


The booking portal for tickets to shows at venues operated by the government's Leisure and Cultural Services Department. Book online and pick up your tickets at one of its many counters around Hong Kong; see the...

Cinema in Wan Chai & Northeast Hong Kong Island

AMC Pacific Place

With six screens (or 'houses' as they are called in Hong Kong), including a VIP screen with waitress service called the Oval Office, this cinema inside the Pacific Place mall in Admiralty is one of the fanciest...

Live Music in Wan Chai & Northeast Hong Kong Island


Decked out in old Hong Kong paraphernalia, the Wanch, so called for Wan Chai district's nickname, has live music (mostly classic rock, blues and folk) nightly from 9.30pm. Jam night is Monday from 8pm. There's no...

Performing Arts in Kowloon

West Kowloon Cultural District

Taking up a dramatic spot on the West Kowloon harbourfront, WKCD is slowly developing into Hong Kong's cultural quarter. Construction of cultural spaces is ongoing, including the hotly touted M+ Art Museum, and...

Horse Racing in Sha Tin

Sha Tin Racecourse

Northeast of Sha Tin town centre is Hong Kong’s second racecourse, which can accommodate up to 80,000 punters. Races are usually held on Sunday afternoon (and sometimes on Saturday and public holidays) from...

Arts Centre in Wan Chai & Northeast Hong Kong Island

Hong Kong Arts Centre

A popular venue for dance, theatre and music, the Hong Kong Arts Centre also contains the two-floor Pao Galleries which hosts retrospectives and group shows in all visual media. There are also a few boutiques, an...

Live Music in Kowloon

Dada Bar + Lounge

Jazz and blues performers take to the stage nightly at this hotel-bar, which looks something like the Moulin Rouge with its scarlet carpets, heart-shaped armchairs and chandeliers. The music plays 7pm to 10pm...

Live Performance in Kowloon

Lee Shau Kei School of Creativity Arts Centre

This out-of-the-way performance-arts academy has a rich cultural program that covers music, film and a book fair. Though some events are meant for students, many are professional and interestingly experimental in...