Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
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The area
Neighbourhood: Wan Chai / Causeway Bay
Wan Chai and Causeway Bay are the retail centres of Hong Kong Island. Filled with shops, malls and restaurants, both areas are bustling with people – tourists and locals alike. Causeway Bay has one of the highest rents on the planet, and is a bit more polished and modern than its Wan Chai counterpart. Beneath the surface there is more than meets the eye – find boutique stores in the above ground floors of buildings and wander into side streets to find interesting restaurants and shops tucked away from the main roads. Wan Chai especially has experienced a modern revival in recent times, with an influx of trendy restaurants and bars around the Star Street area. In addition, both areas contain many of Hong Kong’s iconic tourist attractions worthy of your visit.
How to get there
  • Wan Chai • 4 min walk
  • Admiralty • 9 min walk
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Joy W
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2017
Wonderful professional level facilities for dance training! So happy to come back every year! Big spacious studios and a large practice stage help AGP grow better every year! The studios can tend to get slippery.
Written 30 July 2017
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Taylor Dean W
Toronto, Canada48 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Solo
Beautiful Theatre, saw the performance of the international touring company of Wicked, looking forward to returning to see West Side Story...as well caught two shows part of the Children's Theatre Festival, but I was impressed with the school while visiting, the students are lucky to have such a space, I hope in the future to catch a student performance while visiting HK again.
Written 16 February 2017
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Brad
Hong Kong, China173,724 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Couples
The 43rd Hong Kong Arts Festival featured a number of international performances at the HKAPA venues in Wan Chai again this year, several which we very much enjoyed here.

We very much enjoyed the Dublin based Gate Theatre's performance of Jane Austin's Pride and Prejudge. This was a lovely evening, one that had us longing for more regular opportunity to attend theatre, something we simply don't have enough of here in Hong Kong.

A second performance that we very much enjoyed was the U.K. based Paper Cinema company, made up of artist puppeteers and musicians, who cleverly performed Homer's Odyssey. This was a live performance, making use of various pen and ink sketches, which were projected onto a screen in a manner that created film-like experience,

The performance was enacted before the audience so you could watch the puppeteers themselves or the show being projected. Live music accompanied the show in perfect sync and harmony with the puppeteers, creating a most enjoyable and innovative performance, one we would have most enjoyed seeing a second (or third) time.

Overall, it was a good year for the Hong Kong Arts Festival and we greatly look forward to seeing who will be on the schedule for next year. For those interested in performances held as part of the Hong Kong Arts Festival, the full programme and schedule is made available to the public in mid-autumn each year, around 4-5 months prior to the festival, held early in the spring. You can find general information online at the HK Arts Festival website.
Written 25 March 2015
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Brad
Hong Kong, China173,724 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Couples
The Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts (HKAPA) houses a half dozen relatively small stages, concert hall and auditoriums used for theatre, symphony and other performing arts throughout the year. Quite often traveling companies from London, USA, Australia, etc... will visit Hong Kong and perform here at the HKAPA.

Recently we watched the London based production - Agatha Christie's 'The Mousetrap' at the Lyric Theatre in HKAPA. This is a small but modernized theatre house with generally good accustics and three levels of seating. We prefer the second level, feeling seats at the front rows offer best vantage points for watching performances. However, first and third floor seating are ok as well, most seats offer good view of the stage.

Overall, its always nice seeing performances at the Lyric Theatre at HKAPA in Wan Chai and there are plenty of restaurants and bars nearby for a stop before or after the performances. While not a priority for most visitors coming to Hong Kong, it might be worth seeing what performances are being held during your intended dates in the city.
Written 14 October 2012
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Irina K
Blagoveschensk791 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2012
Actually, I planned a visit to Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts at home, when after booking a hotel I was looking through the What’s on list. I knew that within the program of Hong Kong Arts Festival there was a performance of Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” at the time of our stay. So, the 1st thing I did on checking in was to make ticket reservations. The Academy turned to be an imposing avant-garde building with a garden. And the performance was in the Lyric Theatre upstairs.
As I read in the announcement: “Come and laugh – for the 1st time or the umpteenth – at Wilde’s dazzling wit, eat the cucumber sandwiches especially prepared for Lady Bracknell and – yes – be shocked to hear of a baby found in a handbag”. I wasn’t shocked to hear of a baby found in a handbag, as I know the play practically by heart. But I did feel a shock! Emotional shock, because all the performances I had seen before sounded heavy and ponderous, and here, for the 1st time, Wilde’s brilliant dialogue was delivered with exactly the right lightness of touch it was created! It was really a stunning production by London’s Rose Theatre Kingston. Bravo!
Written 18 February 2012
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Brad
Hong Kong, China173,724 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2011 • Couples
We occasionally attend performances at the Lyric theater at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts (HKAPA) in Wan Chai. The Lyric theater is a decent little theater with good acoustics because of the small and compact seating. There are three levels of seating and most seats are comfortable enough for shows. The HKAPA have local performances quite regularly and are bring in international performances several times a year such as Abba, Chicago, Cats, Stomp just to name a few.

We recently watched Stomp a couple of weeks ago and enjoyed our experience at the Lyric Theatre in Wan Chai. It was a good experience, consistent with other performances we've seen there over the years. What we like about watching performances at the HKAPA Lyric Theatre is that there are many bars/restaurants to have a meal/drink at just a few minutes walk, along Jaffe, Lockhart and Luard Streets in Wan Chai. Combined they make a nice evening out, more enjoyable for locals and expats but perhaps for visitors as well.
Written 9 November 2011
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PJAMESH
London, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017
The team at Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts are second to none helping us with every need in a quick and professional manner. Great space with a huge auditorium.
Written 13 March 2018
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Hong Kong, China5,827 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
I’ve been here to see a few productions since moving to HK, most recently the fantastic ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ (utterly juvenile and unbelievably funny) and the so-so ‘Priscilla: Queen of the Desert’ (impressive at first but subsequently monotonous though I doubt I’m the target audience). The main theatre has great views from everywhere we’ve sat and very good sound quality. Staff are always friendly and helpful, and the bar isn’t too expensive by city standards for drinks and snacks.
Written 15 October 2017
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anieh_chan
Hong Kong, China276 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
Went there for Priscilla - which was wonderful - theatre is of good size..this is actually academy for students though Lyric theatre from time to time host some functions.
Written 14 October 2017
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pianocello
Shah Alam, Malaysia1,902 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Solo
This is not really a tourist attraction but a place where students come here to get their degree in performing arts. For tourists, you might find some interest in the sculptures outside or the occasional student performances. Some of you might also be hoping to catch the next big Hong Kong movie star - you can usually hear the drama students practising loudly at the foyer.
Written 22 July 2017
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