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Cultural Services

A prominent arts and cultural hub, Hong Kong has one of the liveliest cultural scenes in Asia, thriving on the fusion of creative talent from East and West.

Hong Kong is a centre for cultural exchange. Picture shows an outdoor presentation by the Bursa Mehter Band of Turkey, outside the Hong Kong Cultural Centre.

The Cultural Services Branch of the LCSD plans and manages performance venues, and organises cultural and entertainment programmes to promote culture and the arts in Hong Kong. It also provides public library services to meet the community’s need for knowledge and information, and promotes reading and the literary arts. The branch also helps preserve our cultural heritage through its museums and related services.

The Ping Shan Tin Shui Wai Public Library opened in February 2013. It is the second largest public library in Hong Kong in terms of floor size after the Hong Kong Central Library.

By offering these activities and services, we aim to create an environment that encourages artistic expression and a deeper appreciation of culture in the community, in line with the larger goal of developing an open and mature society that embraces arts and culture as part of everyday life.


Hong Kong has excellent cultural facilities, including 14 performance venues (following the opening of the Yau Ma Tei Theatre in July 2012), seven major museums, seven smaller museums, two heritage centres, a film archive, a visual arts centre, two indoor stadia, as well as 67 static and 10 mobile libraries all of which are managed by the department.

Since the re-opening of the Yau Ma Tei Theatre in July 2012, more than 54 000 visitors have attended nearly 300 performances there.

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