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Lecture Series on Stage Management

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AC1, 4/F, Administration Building, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

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Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
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Conducted in Cantonese

This is a series of talks and a guided backstage tour, the aim of which is to provide the participants a basic understanding of stage management techniques.

5 April (Friday)    Stage Facilities
This session is on stage facilities, and covers the following topics: the structure of the counterweight system; the installation and operation of the fly system; the set-up of the orchestra pit in accordance with different performing formats such as musicals, operas, Chinese traditional theatre, drama productions, dance etc.. Other installations such as the sound reflector and acoustic shell in the concert hall would also be introduced. 

12 April (Friday)   Venue for Experimental Theatre
The studio theatre, with its retractable seats and flexible acting area, is ideal for experimental theatre and productions of various performing formats. The stage designer can realize his/her ideas by utilizing the ‘bare walls’ venue for optimal effect and making use of lighting, acoustics and stage installations.   

19 April (Friday)   Venue Equipment and In-situ Set-up: Coordination and Operation
In this session, the venue equipment will be introduced, covering lighting, acoustics, audio-video systems, film projectors, radio broadcasting system, interpretation equipment, etc.. There will also be discussions on the in-situ set-up of brought-in equipment and the related operations, such as whether the large increase of lighting equipment and sound system, live audio recording and video-taping, etc. are compatible with the installation design of the venue, operational viability, etc..

26 April (Friday)   Technical Management and Overall Coordination for the Production
This session will focus on the scopes of work of venue operation, the technical director, the deputy technical director, the stage manager and the various technical departments, covering pre-performance information for the operation manager of the performing group, operational technical meeting, move-in schedule, rehearsal schedule, progress updates, actual performance and measures to keep to a consistently high standard after the show opens.

6 May (Monday)    On Site Tour
The speaker will take the participants on a guided tour of the Studio Theatre of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre to introduce the venue facilities on the spot for a more in-depth understanding of theatre operation.


Peter Li
Li began his stage management career in 1978 when he joined the Hong Kong Arts Centre as stage lighting technician. Between 1980 and 1990, he was the lighting designer for various performing arts companies in Hong Kong, with productions ranging from drama, dance to opera. He won the Best Lighting Design award at the first Hong Kong Drama Awards presented by the Hong Kong Federation of Drama Societies in 1992. He joined the Hong Kong Cultural Centre in 1989 and was on the stage management team for 23 years until he retired in 2012. Over the years, he has worked on musicals, classical operas and drama productions by leading international and local performing arts groups on their performances in Hong Kong. He has also worked on many technically challenging productions with groups exacting exceptionally high standards.

With his years of experience in stage management, Li has been able to help make each show a success by meeting the highest possible standards, whether in technical or artistic terms, as well as in addressing the needs and expectations of the theatre professionals.                           

Programme Length

Running time of each talk / backstage tour is about 2 hours.

Ticket & Concession

Tickets available from 5 March onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet and by credit card telephone booking
Half-price tickets available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients.
(Limited tickets for full-time students and CSSA recipients available on a first-come-first-served basis)

Package Discount
10% off for each purchase of 2 sessions of standard tickets;
15% off for 3-4 sessions of standard tickets;
20% off for 5 sessions of standard tickets

For every purchase, only one of the above discount schemes applies. Please inform the box office staff at the time of purchase.


Programme Enquiries: 2268 7325
Ticketing Enquiries: 2734 9009
Credit Card Telephone Booking: 2111 5999
Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk

The presenter reserves the right to substitute artists and change the programme should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary.
The content of this programme does not represent the views of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.


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