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City Hall

Hall of fame

This City Hall will bring light and pleasure to the people of Hong Kong, to the enrichment of their lives and the lives of their children.' With these words, Sir Robert Black, then governor of Hong Kong, raised the curtain on Hong Kong's first world-class concert hall ha

Sunday, 4 March, 2012, 12:00am

Culture central

1869 On November 2, Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, opens a two-storey City Hall on Queen's Road Central. It houses a library, a museum, a suite of assembly rooms and a 569-seat theatre, all built by private subscriptions.

1933 The government promises to earmark a new site for City Hall after demolishing a large part of the old hall to make way for bank buildings.

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

It's a celebration, let's dance

Hong Kong City Hall, one of Central's landmarks, celebrates its golden jubilee this year. As the city's first purpose-built cultural complex, the building has hosted numerous events over the past five decades, featuring well-known artists and fostering arts groups to witnessing the marriages of countless couples.

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

It's down memory lane for City Hall's golden jubilee

City Hall is turning 50. And for those who fancy a trip down memory lane it is staging an exhibition of more than 200 photographs taken at the building over the years.

Among those who have contributed a personal memento is renowned vocalist Barbara Fei Ming-yee, who spent many years performing at the complex.

22 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Ben & Kitty celebrate each prized day together

Marketing consultants Ben Chan, 27, and Kitty Ng, 26, were married on April 29 at City Hall - the place where they officially became a couple in 2003. They celebrated the union with a banquet at the Harbourview Horizon Hotel for more than 300 guests.

'Every day we spend together is precious,' Kitty said. 'We'd been together for 2,715 days on the day we married.'

18 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Two weeks ahead


Don't Go Breaking My Heart opens

Happy Together at City Hall

In a Better World opens Joseph Arthur at Hidden Agenda

Inside Job opens


Flowing Fancies begins at Kwai Tsing Theatre

Repin plays Brahms begins at Cultural Centre

31 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Two weeks ahead


Biutiful opens

Halle Orchestra begins at Cultural Centre

Murder in San Jose starts at City Hall

New York City Ballet begins at Cultural Centre

The King's Speech opens


Faye Wong (below) live at AsiaWorld-Arena

3 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Two weeks ahead


127 Hours (pictured) opens

The Beautiful and the Damned opens at Cat Street Gallery

Poetry at Broadway Cinematheque


It Was a Cold Winter Night at Film Archive

Eugene Pao X Angelita Li Dada Bar + Lounge Women Artists 211 (below)opens at Sin Sin Annex


10 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Two weeks ahead


Marsha N da Boyz begins at Fringe Club

Once Upon A Time in Queens begins at Fringe Club

Shaolin opens

Somewhere opens

Tenggeer and his Blue Wolf in Concert at Kwai Tsing Theatre


Lunar New Year Flower Markets open

Halo 4th Anniversary

27 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Two weeks ahead


hkclubbing.com 11th-Year Anniversary at Volar

The American opens

The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader opens


Gorillaz at AsiaWorld-Expo

International Antiquarian Bookfair opens at Pacific Place Conference Centre

Poet Dongpo opens at Cultural Centre

2 Dec 2010 - 12:00am