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Scale of Hire Charges  
 

  Basic Hire Charges of ...
    Concert Hall & Theatre
    Recital Hall
    Exhibition Hall & Exhibition Gallery
    Committee Rooms
  General Notes
  Miscellaneous Charges
  Public Banners on External Wall
  Services Schedules
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   Basic Hire Charges of ...
   
   Concert Hall & Theatre
 
Purpose
Services
Concert Hall ($)
Theatre ($)
i) Performance of Music, drama, dance, opera, revue and other functions considered as entertainment by the Manager, and activity of any kind carried out after 6pm(excluding film show) a) Basic Charge for each function not exceeding 4 hours with the services listed in Schedule A
24,500*
8,300*
b) Charge for each half-hour in excess of 4 hours function with the services listed in Schedule A
3,000
1,000
c) Charge for each half-hour in excess of 4 hours for dismantling and moving in/out with services listed in Schedule C (up to 12 midnight and before 9am for evening and morning booking respectively)
250
110
d) Charge for use/occupation of the unit on the day of the hiring during hours prior to those of the function with the services listed in Schedule B :
9am - 1pm or 2pm - 6pm
3,000
2,400
e) Charge for use/occupation of the unit on the morning following the day of hiring with the services listed in Schedule B for a period not exceeding 4 hours
3,000
2,400
f) Charge for overnight use/occupation of the unit with the services listed in Schedule C for a period from 12 midnight to 9am # (See Note 1 )
4,000
2,300
e) Charge for overnight use/occupation of the unit with the services listed in Schedule A for a period from 12 midnight to 9am # (See Note 1 )
24,700
12,800
ii) Rehearsals / Occupation without audience of any kind during the hours from 9am to 6pm only a) Charge for a period not exceeding 4 hours with the services listed in Schedule A
8,300
4,300
b) Charge for each half-hour in excess of 4 hours
1,000
550
c) Charge for use/occupation of the unit on the day of the hiring during hours prior to those of the rehearsal with the services listed in Schedule B for a period not exceeding 4 hours
3,000
2,400
d) Charge for use/occupation of the unit on the day of the hiring during hours prior to those of the rehearsals with the services listed in Schedule C for a period not exceeding 4 hours
1,600
910
iii) Meetings, lectures, conferences and other functions which are not considered as entertainment by the Manager, and school functions where no admission charges are made during the hours from 9am to 6pm only # (See Note 2) a) Charge for each function for a period not exceeding 4 hours with the services listed in Schedule A
8,300*
4,300*
b) Charge for each additional half-hour in excess of 4 hours function with the services listed in Schedule A
1,000
550
iv) Film Shows
(Theatre only)
a) Basic charge for each screening including time allowance for admission for a period not exceeding 2 and a half hours with the services listed in Schedule D
--
6,200*
b) Charge for each half-hour in excess of 2 hours and a half hours screening with the services listed in Schedule D
--
1,200
 
# Note 1

Provision of overnight service is subject to availability of staff resources and at the SOLE discretion of the Manager.

# Note 2

For registered schools, government departments or District Councils, applications for booking the sessions other than the morning sessions from Monday to Thursday (except public holidays) will only be accepted 6 months or less prior to the month of hire. Applications for non-arts activities will only be accepted 3 months or less prior to the month of hire.

 

   
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   Recital Hall
 
Purpose
Services
Charges ($)

Prime time

Non-prime time
i) Performance of music, drama, dance, opera, revue and other functions considered as entertainment by the Manager
a) Basic charge for each function not exceeding 3 hours with the services listed in Schedule E
950
470
b) Charge for each half-hour in excess of 3 hours
130
75
c) Charge for occupation of the unit on the day of hiring during the hours from 9am to 5pm prior to those of function/rehearsal with the services listed in Schedule F
470
260
ii) Rehearsals without audience of any kind, meetings, lectures, conferences and others functions which are not considered as entertainment by the Manager, and school functions where no admission charges are made
a) Charge for each function for a period not exceeding 2 hours with the services listed in Schedule F
470
260
b) Charge for each half-hour in excess of 2 hours
130
75
   
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   Exhibition Hall and Exhibition Gallery (#See Note 3)
 

Purpose

Services

Exhibition Hall ($)

Exhibition Gallery ($)

Prime time

Non-prime time

i) Exhibitions (including mounting, dismounting or display for the exhibitions) and other functions during the hours from 9am to 8pm only
a) Basic charge for a full day from 9am to 8pm
24,500#
5,100#
2,500#
b) Charge for each hour in excess of the booking from 9am to 8pm for mounting, dismounting, extension and move in/out of the function
2,500#
460#
250#
ii) Exhibitions (including mounting, dismounting or display for the exhibitions) and other functions hiring half of the hall during the hours from 9am to 8pm only (application be accepted and confirmed within 6 months before the booking
a) Basic charge for a full day from 9am to 8pm
12,300#
--
--
b) Charge for each hour in excess of the booking from 9am to 8pm for mounting, dismounting, extension and move in/out of the function
1,200#
--
--
iii) Conferences, meetings, ceremonies or other functions of any kind during the hours from 9am to 2pm or 3pm to 8pm (application be accepted and confirmed within
a) Basic charge for the period from 9am to 2pm or 3pm to 8pm for each function
12,300#
2,400
1,200
b) Charge for each half-hour in excess of the booking from 9am to 2pm or 3pm to 8pm for a maximum of one hour
1,200
260
130
iv) Receptions, meetings, ceremonies or other functions of any kind involving short duration hiring on an hourly basis, minimum 2 hours, (application be accepted and confirmed within 2 months before the booking)
a) Basic charge for 2 hours minimum hiring
4,400
960
480
b) Charge for half use of the hall for 2 hours minimum hiring
2,300
--
--
c) Charges for each additional hour in excess of the booking
  (i) full hall
  (ii) half hall

2,300
1,100

480
--

250
--
 
# Note 3

(Note 3: Except registered schools, government departments or District Councils, applications for non-arts activities will only be accepted 3 months or less prior to the month of hire.)

   
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   Committee Rooms
 

Purpose

Services

Charges($)

Meetings, lectures
a) Basic charge for 2 hours minimum hiring with furniture as provided

430

b) Charge for each half-hour in excess of 2 hours
120
   
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   General Notes
   
 
A. Charges Based on Sales
1) "Charges Based on Sales" shall mean the difference, if any, between the actual hire charges payable (excluding any charges for miscellaneous services as listed in Scale III) as specified hereunder and the basic charges as likewise specified.
2) For functions with admission charges, the rate marked with an asterisk (*) in Scale I (A) are the basic charges only. The actual hire charges payable shall be the said basic charges or 20% of the gross ticket proceeds, whichever is the greater.
3) For functions at the Exhibition Hall or Exhibition Gallery, which involve sale of any of the exhibits, the rate marked with a '#' in Scale I (C) comprises the basic charges only. The actual hire charges payable for each session to which the rate relates shall be double the amount of the said basic charges.
4) For functions at the Exhibition Hall or Exhibition Gallery with admission charges, the actual hire charges payable for each session to which the rate relates shall be double the amount of the said basic charges.
     
   
 
B. Prime Time/Non-prime Time Bookings
1) For hiring of the Exhibition Gallery, prime time bookings are defined as any bookings on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays. Bookings from Mondays to Thursdays except Public Holidays are regarded as non-prime time bookings.
2) For hiring of the Recital Hall, prime-time bookings are defined as any bookings on Saturdays, Sundays, Public Holidays and bookings on Mondays - Fridays after 5pm. Bookings on weekdays (Mondays - Fridays) except Public Holidays before 5pm are regarded as non-prime time bookings. For any booking on weekdays except Public Holidays which involves both prime time and non-prime time, the basic charge will be at the prime time rates.
     
   
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   Miscellaneous Charges
       
 

Services

Charges($)

a) Charge for the use of sound system not exceeding 2 hours for the Exhibition Hall, Exhibition Gallery, Theatre (film show) and Recital Hall (including audio recording services) only

730
380 (for each additional hour)

b) Charge for each broadcast or audio recording of each function (not exceeding 4 hours)
  (i) for archival purpose
  (ii) for non-archival purpose
 
720
170 (for each additional hour)
4,300
1,100 (for each additional hour)
c) Charge for each telecast/filming (including video cassette recording) of each function other than for archival purpose (not exceeding 4 hours) with hirer's own equipment and technicianˇ@

8,600
2,300 (for each additional hour)

d) Charge for each video-cassette recording with camera fixed to cover the whole view of the stage for archival purpose (Concert Hall and Theatre) (not exceeding 4 hours)

1,200
300 (for each additional hour)

e) Charge for the provision of sound feed for video cassette recording of each function (not exceeding 4 hours) with hirer's own equipment and technician

720
170 (for each additional hour)

f) Charge for each video-cassette recording with camera movement and operated by the City Hall sound technician (Concert Hall and Theatre only) (not exceeding 4 hours)

2,500
610 (for each additional hour)

g) Charge for the use of projection equipment (slide projector, LCD projector or overhead projector)

480 (per day)
230 (not exceeding 2 hours)
120 (for each additional hour)

h) Charge for the use of self-operated public address system (not exceeding 2 hours)

280
140 (for each additional hour)

i) Charge for use of musical instrument per function (charges for use of piano/harpsichord include the service for one tuning only). Any extra tuning service will be charged to the hirer at cost levied by the venue contractor
   1) Piano
    i) Upright (available at Concert Hall & Recital Hall)
    ii) Baby Grand (available at Recital Hall)
    iii) Concert Grand (available at Theatre & Concert Hall)
   2) Grand Harp (subject to availability)
   3) Harpsichord (subject to availability)
   4) Timpani (subject to availability)
 
at tuning cost levied by the venue contractor
650
1,400
720
2,400
330
j) Charge for use of each wireless microphone per session subject to availability (not exceeding 4 hours)

48
12 (for each additional hour)

k) Charge for the use of video playback equipment (not exceeding 2 hours)

300
150 (for each additional hour)

l) Charge for overnight set up/dismantle of the orchestral pit/extension stage (manual changeover by additional backstage staff)
  1. For Concert Hall
  2. For Theatre
 
8,100
4,200
m) Charge for internal transportation of each musical instrument to and from the designated storage site at the City Hall

at contract price levied by the venue contractor

n) Charge for sale of merchandise at per designated sale point per session

290 or 10 % of the gross proceeds from sale of the merchandise whichever is the greater

       
     
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   Publicity Banners on External Wall (#Note 4)
   
 

Location

Size

Daily Charge (Days for both hanging and dismantling of banners inclusive)

A, B, C - External Wall of Exhibition Hall facing
Star Ferry
6m(W) x 9m(H)
$600
F, G, H - External Wall of Theatre facing
Connaught Road Central
6m(W) x 9m(H)
$600
D, I - Elevated Walkway facing
the Victoria Harbour
15m(W) x 1.5m(H)
$200
E, J - Elevated Walkway facing
the General Post Office
15m(W) x 1.5m(H)
$200
 
# Note 4
  1. Available for hirers of the Concert Hall, Theatre and Exhibition Hall only. Display of banners will be allowed for a maximum of two weeks within the counter booking period subject to availability of sites.
  2. Eligibility Criteria:
    1. Staging two admission-charged performances or more in the Concert Hall or Theatre; or
    2. Holding exhibition lasting for three or more days in the Exhibition Hall.
       
     
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   Service Schedules
   
 
 
Schedule A
(for performance and full scale rehearsal)
  Air-conditioning, electricity (for City Hall fixtures and equipment only), the use of furniture as provided, stage and electricial equipment as installed, sound system other than broadcast or recording services, basic ushering service (except for rehearsals), service from electrical technicians and sound controllers as necessary and the use of dressing rooms.
 
Schedule B
(for occupation and set up with limited technical support)
  Air-conditioning and working light for stage, the use of furniture as provided, stage equipment as installed, sound system other than broadcast or recording services and the use of dressing rooms.
 
Schedule C
(for occupation/move-in/move-out)
  Ventilation and working light for stage and the use of dressing rooms.
 
Schedule D
(for film show)
  Air-conditioning, the use of the projection equipment and service from projectionists, and basic ushering service for functions with audience only.
 
Schedule E
(for Recital Hall performance)
  Air-conditioning, electricity (for City Hall fixtures and equipment only), the use of furniture as provided, stage and electricial equipment as installed, basic ushering service for functions with audience only, service from electrical technicians as necessary and the use of dressing room.
 
Schedule F
(for Recital Hall - rehearsal/meeting)
  Air-conditioning, electricity (for City Hall fixtures and equipment only), the use of furniture as provided, stage and electricial equipment as installed and the use of dressing room.
     
     
   
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   Enquiries
 

PhoneˇG(852) 2921 2821 or (852) 2921 2838

Office Hour
Monday to Friday
from 9am to 5:45pm
(except public holidays)

   
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