Exhibition & Event

100 Faces of Tai Kwun

Duplex Studio, Block 01 | 29 May - 2 Sep, 2018

One of our Opening Exhibitions, “100 Faces of Tai Kwun” brings us right into the heart of our community – the Central neighbourhood. This large-scale exhibition, which takes place at the Duplex Studio of Block 01, introduces our visitors to Tai Kwun and its neighbourhood through the eyes of our neighbours and friends.

Contemporary Art
Dismantling the Scaffold

Tai Kwun Contemporary, JC Contemporary | 9 Jun - 15 Aug, 2018

Presented by Spring Workshop and curated by the Hong Kong curator Christina Li at Tai Kwun Contemporary, this group show is inspired by the history of the site (the Central Police Station compound) to explore the potential of art in illuminating the dark recesses of history and society and to unpack our individual relationship with power and space at large. The show equally looks at collaborations and fresh beginnings.

Performing Arts
Dreamlike Horses

Parade Ground | 29 May - 3 Jun, 2018

Dreamlike Horses, horses carved with large inflatable materials, are put in motion by bold puppeteers in legendary costumes. They are accompanied by a little man, “the Ringmaster”. Together, they play, perform and dance on an original music.

Opening Light Show: The History of Our Future

Parade Ground | 29 May - 24 Jun, 2018

The 170-year history of the Central Police Station compound comes to life on the façade of the Barrack Block. The lightshow will immerse audience in a lyrical bridge through past, present and future.

Performing Arts
This Victoria Has No Secrets

JC Cube | 29 May - 3 Jun, 2018

Yat Po Singers, Hong Kong's first and leading a capella choral theatre, presents This Victoria Has No Secrets, a musical journey of nostalgia and hope inspired by Victoria Harbour.

Heritage Storytelling Spaces


From displaying the gong once used in Central Police Station, playing a video of the first case heard at Central Magistracy, to projecting moving silhouettes inside 6 cells of Victoria Prison, we have deployed a number of ways in our 8 designated heritage storytelling spaces to feature the history, stories, and lives of people inside Tai Kwun.

Performing Arts
HKIFF Cine Fan

JC Cube

Cine Fan is proud to present inaugural programmes tailored for Tai Kwun, featuring classic films centering around law and order as well as a centenary retrospective of Ingmar Bergman, the late Swedish master filmmaker.

Performing Arts
Micro Shakespeare

Prison Yard | 8 - 18 Jun, 2018

Get set for a zany and fun theatrical journey with Spain's Laitrum Theatre that turns Shakespeare's classic plays upside down. The stage is relocated to the outdoors with the line between audience and performer blurring.

Contemporary Art
Six-Part Practice

Tai Kwun Contemporary, JC Contemporary | 8 Jun - 15 Aug, 2018

In her first major exhibition, Wing Po So—who grew up near Tai Kwun—explores the links between sculpture, Chinese medicine, pharmacology, and science. The exhibition will feature six major immersive installations.

Performing Arts
Theatre Season - Knock Knock

F Hall Studio, Block 17 | 19 - 22 Jul, 2018

As one of the most touted shows in Edinburgh Fringe 2017, Israeli actor Niv Patel's Knock Knock  weaves a poignant and heartfelt tale about the effects of conscription on everyday life for a single mother and her only son.

Performing Arts
Theatre Season - Titus Andronicus 2.0

JC Cube | 27 - 29 Jul, 2018

The award-winning production of Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus comes to Tai Kwun, performed in Cantonese and directed by famous local theatre director Tang Shu-wing.

Performing Arts
Theatre Season - Nocturnes

JC Cube | 6 - 8 Jul, 2018

As one of UK's most original and innovative performance theatre companies, imitating the dog is peerless in innovative integration of the digital media and live performance.

Performing Arts
Theatre Season - Remote Hong Kong

At different areas of the City | 12 Jul - 12 Aug, 2018

Amid this familiar city burgeoning with people and cacophony of urban noises, how do we interpret our relationships with the surrounding environment? Insight will await you thanks to the Germany-based collective Rimini Protokoll.

Contemporary Art
Art After Hours

Tai Kwun Contemporary, JC Contemporary

Every Friday, Tai Kwun Contemporary will open til 10 pm. Join us for a series of talks, performances, screenings and tours meticulously curated by our Education and Public Programmes Curator Melissa Lee. Bring your family and friends! There's always something for everyone. 

Contemporary Art
Artists' Book Library

Tai Kwun Contemporary, JC Contemporary

The Artists’ Book Library is an ongoing collection of artists’ books from Asia and an integral part of Tai Kwun Contemporary.

Performing Arts
Family Circus Showcases and Workshops

Prison Yard | 2 - 18 Jun, 2018

Come to Tai Kwun for family circus where local and overseas circus talents perform aerial silk dance, tightrope walking, cyr wheel, magical ball, percussion music and magic in the unique heritage site.

Performing Arts
Lunchtime Series

Prison Yard / Laundry Steps

Located in the heart of Central, Tai Kwun is perfectly located to offer a brief reprieve from the chaos of the workplace.

Performing Arts
Make Music, Hong Kong!

Various Locations in Tai Kwun | 23 - 24 Jun, 2018

Alliance Française de Hong Kong and the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau are very proud to present the first edition of “Make Music, Hong Kong!”.  The two-day music festival is co-funded by European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao, and it will feature over 30 talented local and 7 European bands.

Contemporary Art
Public Art

Prison Yard

Tai Kwun Contemporary has commissioned four local and international artists to create public artworks at Tai Kwun. We welcome you to check them out at the Prison Yard!

Performing Arts
Saturday Music Platform

Parade Ground / Prison Yard

Kung Chi-shing, the seminal figure in Hong Kong independent music, is invited to curate outstanding music works from local and international musicians on the first Saturday afternoon of every month.

Performing Arts
Sunday Movie

Laundry Steps

Films for free every Sunday at the Laundry Steps, for you, your family and friends.

The Rebirth of the Central Police Station Compound – A Journey of Community Service and Revitalisation

F Hall Studio, Block 17 | 29 May - 28 Jun, 2018

This exhibition charts the transformation of the historic Central Police Station compound, aka Tai Kwun, into a dynamic home of heritage, arts and leisure. We wish you a delightful Tai Kwun experience as an exciting new chapter opens in the story of this remarkable Hong Kong landmark.