Guided Tour Service

The Government has revitalised Yau Ma Tei Theatre (Grade 2 historic building) and Red Brick Building (Grade 1 historic building) as a performance venue designated for Chinese opera, in particular Cantonese opera and related activities. The external appearances, as well as some of the structural elements and architectural features of the original buildings are carefully retained, allowing the public to reminisce about the stories of these historic buildings while enjoying performances in the theatre. A guided tour is offered to lead you through exterior area of the two historic buildings for a better understanding of their history, architectural features and the interesting findings behind the revitalisation project by the participants of the Yau Ma Tei Theatre Docent Scheme.

Yau Ma Tei Theatre and Red Brick Building

 Date  Time
22 September 2024 (Sun) 10:30am and 12:00nn

Application Guidance

  1. Application Method
    Please call 2264 8561 for registration at least 3 days before the tour date (Office Hour: Monday to Friday (except public holidays): 9am - 1pm and 2pm - 5:45pm).
    Fill in the application form and send to for registration at least 3 days before the tour date (Office Hour: Monday to Friday (except public holidays): 9am - 1pm and 2pm - 5:45pm).
  2. The maximum number of visitors for each application is 2 (including the applicant).
  3. If number of applicants and visitors exceed the maximum capacity of each tour, applicants will be put on the waiting list. Allocation will be arranged according to the registration order.
  4. Successful applicant will receive a telephone re-confirmation 3 days from staff of the Yau Ma Tei Theatre (YMTT) before the tour.
  5. YMTT will not process duplicate applications. YMTT will cancel the visits of relevant individuals once identified of double registration.
  6. To enable more visitors to join the tours, applicants are encouraged to inform YMTT by telephone (2264 8561) at their earliest convenient to release the quota.

Guidance Note for Visitors

  1. Guided Tour is free of charge, conducted in Cantonese and lasts for about 40 minutes.
  2. Suitable for aged 12 or above.
  3. Visitors need to remain standing or walking at the outdoor area and on the stairs during the tour, hence, visitors are recommended to wear comfortable clothing and shoes, and to bring along umbrellas or raincoats. Please do not bring along bulky items.
  4. Each visitor will be given a wireless tour guide receiver but visitors shall bring along their own 3.5mm earphones to connect the tour guide receivers.
  5. Please arrive at the registration counter (G/f, Red Brick Building, 8 Waterloo Road, Kowloon) 10 minutes before the scheduled time. Latecomers will not be entertained and the reserved places shall be cancelled. Remaining places may offer to participants on the waiting list presence at the Red Brick Building at the beginning of the guided tour.
  6. To protect personal privacy, do not taking any unauthorised photography, video and audio recordings of docents and other participants during the guided tours.
  7. Please follow the instruction from YMTT and do not get into the restricted area.
  8. Guided Tour will be cancelled if Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No.3 or above is in force within 3 hours before the scheduled start time. If the Amber Rainstorm Warning Signal or above is in force, YMTT may cancel the guided tour depends on the weather condition.
  9. Visitors are not allowed to make use of the guided tours for other profit-making or non-profit-making purposes, such as street performances, outdoor shows, commercial photography and videography, etc. Venue staff has the rights to stop the person from participating the activities.
  10. YMTT reserves the right to change and cancel the activities without prior notice.
  11. The contents of the guided tour do not represent the views of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.
  12. For enquiry, please call 2264 8561.