Inaugurated in April 1983, the Hong Kong Coliseum is located in the southeast part of Kowloon. It took six full years to build and looks like an inverted pyramid. It's one of the most eye-catching buildings in Hong Kong and regarded as the landmark of the city by many tourists.
With 12,500 seats and a 1,681 sq meters (18,094sq ft) stage, it is one of the major venues for world-class events in the city. Inside, there are no pillars. This structure can assure the audience an unobstructed view. The coliseum is made up of the Arena, the Piazza and the Box Office mainly. Also it provides many other ancillary facilities and the services of advertisement and dining.
The ancillary facilities include three function rooms and a VIP Lounge. All can be used for receptions, press conferences and the activities referring to the performances held in the Arena. And for those who want to advertise in the coliseum, it offers the services of making light boxes, tablets, exhibition panels and TV advertisement. As for dining, you can go to the Piazza to find many snack shops. They offer various delicacies from eastern and western. It's believed that you will be very satisfied.
The colosseum offers a full range of facilities for cultural performances, sports, ceremonies, meetings, and convocations. As the largest coliseum in the city, most concerts are held here. Hundreds of pop stars including Air Supply, Elton John, Ricky Martin, Jackie Chan, and Andy Lau have held concerts here. Even 'New York Philharmonic', 'Miss Hong Kong', 'Hong Kong Film Awards', 'Disney on Ice' and Placido Domingo have made the famous Hong Kong Coliseum an arena of laughter and tears.
Next to the Kowloon-Canton Railway Terminus in Hung Hom and the entrance of the Cross Harbor Tunnel, the coliseum is easily accessible. One can easily get there by train, the Cross Harbor Tunnel Bus, or by taxi.
If you want to rent a space in the coliseum, you should apply in advance. If you are allowed, you should pay for the booking. The booking office serves from 09:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 17:45 (Mon. – Fri.). For detailed information, you can contact the office through the phone number, 852-23557261.
|Address:||No.9 Cheong Wan Road, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong|
|Tickets Selling Hours:||10: 00 to 18: 30 (If there is a show, tickets can still be purchased during the first half-hour of the show.)|