Hong Kong Insider Guide

West Kowloon Cultural District

West Kowloon Cultural District

Home to major outdoor events, a heritage centre, theatre, museum and art park, The West Kowloon Cultural District is set to become one of the world’s largest harbourfront cultural quarters.

Yau Ma Tei Theatre

Yau Ma Tei Theatre

Built in 1930, the Yau Ma Tei Theatre is the only surviving pre-war cinema in the urban area of Hong Kong. It closed down in 1998 and was listed as a historic building in the same year. Lovingly restored in 2012, it now serves as a venue dedicated to Cantonese opera and related activities.

Jao Tsung-I Academy

Jao Tsung-I Academy

Located on a serene hillside above Lai Chi Kok, the site of the Jao Tsung-I Academy has a long history of different uses since the Qing Dynasty. Today it hosts exhibitions, performances, weekend markets, workshops and The Heritage Lodge restaurant.

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