International Arts Carnival (IAC)

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Country and Region ChinaHong Kong
Type of Festival Dance, Drama, Music
Location of Festival Hong Kong, China
Festival Contact Information

International Arts Carnival (IAC)
Level 5, Administration Building
Hong Kong Cultural Centre
10 Salisbury Road, Tsimshatsui
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Phone: (852) 2370-1044
Fax: (852) 2371-4171

Festival Description

The International Arts Carnival — the annual summer arts festival most anticipated by children, teenagers and their families — is organized by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department since 2000. The carnival offers an exhilarating array of fascinating programmes ranging from multimedia theatre, puppetry, music, drama, to comedic physical theatre, musical and children’s films by outstanding performers from all over the world, as well as talented local artists. A colourful array of extension activities such as workshops, free exhibitions, cultural tours, demonstrations, outdoor carnival and outreach programmes are also in line. Detailed festival information is available at

Festival Dates July 9 - August 15, 2010
Festival Links

Festival Events:

Highlights 2010:
  • Peter Pan, Northern Ballet Theatre (UK)
    • July 9-10 (Fri-Sat), at 7:30pm
    • July 10-11 (Sat-Sun), at 3:30pm
      Venue – Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Road, Kowloon, HK
  • Ping, Títeres de María Parrato (Spain)
    • July 15-17 (Thu-Sat), at 7:30pm
    • July 17 (Sat), at 3:00pm
      Venue – Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Road, Kowloon, HK
    • July 18 (Sun), at 5:00pm
      Venue – Cultural Activities Hall, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Road, Tuen Mun, HK
  • Restaurant tú Three, ¡¡extrés! (Spain)
    • July 16-17 (Fri-Sat), at 7:30pm
    • July 17 (Sat), at 3:00pm
      Venue – Theatre, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 2/F & 3/F, Ngau Chi Wan Municipal Services Building, 11 Clear Water Bay Road, Kowloon, HK
    • July 18 (Sun), at 5:00pm
      Venue – Auditorium, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Tai Yuk Road, Yuen Long , N.T., HK
  • Tomáš Kubínek, Tomáš Kubínek (Canada)
    • July 23-24 (Fri-Sat), at 7:30pm
    • July 25 (Sun), at 3:00pm
      Venue – Theatre, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, G/F, 111 Shau Kei Wan Road, HK
  • Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny, Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia (Canada)
    • July 29-31 (Thu-Sat), at 7:30pm
    • July 31 (Sat), at 3:00pm
      Venue – Theatre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, 5/F, Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen’s Road Central, HK
    • August 1 (Sun), at 5:00pm
      Venue – Auditorium, North District Town Hall, 2 Lung Wan Street, Sheung Shui, N.T., HK
  • Gulliver, The Moscow State Puppets Theatre named after Sergei Obraztsov (Russia)
    • July 30-31 (Fri-Sat), at 7:30pm
    • July 31-August 1 (Sat-Sun), at 3:00pm
      Venue – Auditorium, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Road, Kwai Chung, N.T., HK
  • Brocante Sonore: The Mechanicians, Zic Zazou (France)
    • August 7 (Sat), at 7:30pm
      Venue – Auditorium, Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Road, Sha Tin, N.T., HK
    • August 8 (Sun), at 7:30pm
      Venue – Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK


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Practical Info:

Information and Booking of IAC 2010:
  • International Arts Carnival
  • Online booking at URBTIX
  • Ticket sales begin May 14, 2010 up until 1 hour prior to the performance


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