About Us

Introduction

The Entertainment Office of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department is responsible for organizing two main categories of entertainment programmes, i.e., territory-wide festive events and carnivals, as well as district free entertainment programmes held in the 18 districts of Hong Kong.

Aim

. To provide free family entertainment to the public during major traditional festivals;
. To bring regular and varied entertainment to all walks of life in their neighbourhood;
. To promote performing arts;
. To preserve and promote traditional Chinese arts and
. To provide performance opportunities for upcoming artists and arts groups.

Territory-wide Festive Events and Carnivals

Territory-wide festivals/carnivals are presented during major festive occasions and at other times throughout the year, including the Lunar New Year Lantern Carnivals, Mid-Autumn Lantern Carnivals and New Year's Eve Countdown Carnival, featuring a variety of spectacular entertainment and participatory activities by local and visiting artists. Other territory-wide carnivals include Summer Fun Party, Community Thematic Carnivals, Youth Band Marathon, etc.

District Free Entertainment Programmes

Every year, a total of around 600 district free entertainment programmes, funded by District Councils, are organized on a monthly basis at various outdoor and indoor venues, such as parks, playgrounds, podiums/plazas of housing estates, community arts centres and community halls. These programmes, which offer a wide choice to cater for diversified interests of the public, include cultural programmes (covering western and Chinese programmes of classical and traditional nature) and popular programmes (performances with a popular appeal, such as variety show, pop concert and magic show). These programmes not only promote the performing arts but also serve to provide performance opportunities for upcoming artists and arts groups.

For details of submission of proposals for entertainment programmes, please click:

http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/en/artist/festive.html

Other Special Programmes

The Entertainment Office also cooperates with District Councils, district/community organizations and sponsors in organizing special programmes and major events, such as coordinating the organization of the Fireworks Displays in cooperation with the sponsor and other government departments, co-organizing the “Asian Ethnic Cultural Performances”and “Concert in the Park”with various Consulates-General based in Hong Kong.

Way Forward

To keep up with the pace of our city life, we will continue the endeavours to strengthen the major events/carnivals by introducing new and exciting elements to compliment the well-received traditional programmes. We will also conduct regular reviews of district entertainment programmes to cater for needs of the community.

Financial Figures and Attendance for 2013/2014

Expenditure(HK$)

Salaries:
$6,196,893.04
Operating and Programme Costs
(Excluding expenditure for district free entertainment programmes funded by District Councils $9,712,803.00)
$16,379,191.76
Total:
$22,576,084.80
  

Revenue(HK$)

 
Total:
$133.20
  

Attendance

 
Total:
1 221 115

* Excluding the attendance of Lunar New Year Lantern Display and Mid-Autumn Lantern Display