The Hong Kong Cultural Center is located on the Southwestern tip of Tsim Sha Tsui, where the Kowloon station was formerly located. The Center borders Tsim Sha Ferry Pier to the West and both the Hong Kong Museum of Art and Hong Kong Space Museum to the East. Also standing at the entrance of these three historical sites is another historical feature, the Clock Tower. One fascinating element about this center is its design. The Museum is also located very conveniently bordering the Victoria harbor to give a perfect view of the water front. It is a significant artistic feature not only to China but to the rest of the world.
Some of the facilities available to the public include:
The Concert hall
This oval shaped two-tier auditorium has a capacity of 2,019 seats. It is artistically fitted with adjustable acoustic canopy and curtains that makes its interior very splendid. The walls are also finished with high quality oak creating a very unique, traditional but classic appearance. The center boasts of having the largest pipe organ in Asia, a 93-stop, 8,000-pipe Austrian device. The hall is the home of the famous Chinese band, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and is famed for hosting the liveliest concerts in China.
The Grand Theatre
This three-tier theatre with 1,734 seats is the home of the annual Hong Kong Film awards a ceremony that has a lot of significance to Chinese Film Industry. The theatre also hosts weekly operas, ballets and musical concerts.
The Studio theatre
This theatre is quite common for smaller musical and film concerts.
Other facilities found within the center include the Exhibition Gallery, 4 Foyer Exhibition Areas and 11 rehearsal and practice rooms. A view of the Hong Kong Cultural Center at night reveals glamorous beauty especially due to the sparkling night lights. A tour of Hong Kong without visiting this Center is not deemed complete.