The Hong Kong Arts Centre is a self-financed organization which aims to promote contemporary art and culture within Hong Kong and overseas through exhibitions, art education and related programmes. It was established in 1977 with its main building located at 2 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong.
The 19-storey centre provides presentation spaces and venues for contemporary arts and other cultural activities. It also houses classrooms, a restaurant, a café as well as offices of various local and international arts and culture organisations.
Venues at the centre include the Agnès b. Cinema, a 193-seater theatre which is equipped for film screenings and can also be used for seminars, recitals, ceremonies and press conferences.
The McAulay Studio small venue (76 – 100 capacity) for drama performances and workshops while the Shouson Theatre is a larger performance space for plays, dance performances, concerts, film screenings and seminars.
The Pao Galleries is a split-level exhibition gallery which houses exhibitions of art and crafts all year round. There is also smaller galleries such as the Experimental Gallery and Jockey Club Atrium.
The HKAC provides a wide range of programmes featuring performing arts, visual arts, film and video arts, public art projects, conferences, art festivals, and more, connecting arts to the general public.