Five performances of We Are Gay, by Hong Kong playwright Candace Chong, at the Hong Kong Arts Festival have been cancelled. Organisers have cancelled nine programmes and are waiting to see whether the government reopens venues in time to avoid more cancellations. Photo: Michael C.W. Chiu Five performances of We Are Gay, by Hong Kong playwright Candace Chong, at the Hong Kong Arts Festival have been cancelled. Organisers have cancelled nine programmes and are waiting to see whether the government reopens venues in time to avoid more cancellations. Photo: Michael C.W. Chiu
Five performances of We Are Gay, by Hong Kong playwright Candace Chong, at the Hong Kong Arts Festival have been cancelled. Organisers have cancelled nine programmes and are waiting to see whether the government reopens venues in time to avoid more cancellations. Photo: Michael C.W. Chiu

A sixth of Hong Kong Arts Festival shows lost to coronavirus outbreak, as organisers wait on more cancellations

  • Venue closures to curb the spread of disease force the organisers of city’s No.1 arts event to cancel multiple programmes in its first week
  • Theatre, dance, and music fans will all miss out; organisers hope to ‘present as much of the festival as possible’, either as scheduled or at a later date

Topic |   Hong Kong Arts Festival
Five performances of We Are Gay, by Hong Kong playwright Candace Chong, at the Hong Kong Arts Festival have been cancelled. Organisers have cancelled nine programmes and are waiting to see whether the government reopens venues in time to avoid more cancellations. Photo: Michael C.W. Chiu Five performances of We Are Gay, by Hong Kong playwright Candace Chong, at the Hong Kong Arts Festival have been cancelled. Organisers have cancelled nine programmes and are waiting to see whether the government reopens venues in time to avoid more cancellations. Photo: Michael C.W. Chiu
Five performances of We Are Gay, by Hong Kong playwright Candace Chong, at the Hong Kong Arts Festival have been cancelled. Organisers have cancelled nine programmes and are waiting to see whether the government reopens venues in time to avoid more cancellations. Photo: Michael C.W. Chiu
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