Company Background

. Established in 1977 and incorporated in 2001 as an independent company, the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre is the largest professional theatre company of its kind in Hong Kong. It is a registered non-profit-making organisation and enjoys financial support from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government.
. The Hong Kong Repertory Theatre is made up of a team of professional actors, technicians and stage managers as well as arts administrators and company executives. The troupe also invites and collaborates with playwrights and artistic directors of different backgrounds, offering a wide variety of productions and performances throughout its annual season.


. To produce a diverse repertoire of Chinese and overseas classics as well as to develop quality local works that are both creative and original.
. To promote theatre appreciation among its audiences and to enrich the public's cultural life, playing its role as Hong Kong's flagship theatre company.

Artistic Direction

. Mainstream in outlook, diverse yet balanced in direction and market-driven in strategy, the HKRep offers the best to audiences by translating and adapting western classics and contemporary masterpieces, introducing acclaimed Chinese dramas and promoting and developing original local works.
. Over the past 33 years, the company has performed more than 280 pieces in both Cantonese and Putonghua, most also featured Chinese and English surtitles to make these shows more enjoyable and accessible for the audience.
. Exploratory in spirit and experimental in style, Black Box Theatre challenges audiences with original works focusing on text. Through creative process, actors or collaborators are able to explore and discover new topics as well as acting methodology.
. HKRep inaugurates the Reader's Theatre initiative in 2009. Through simple presentations of scripts and other literary gems, we invite the audience into boundless realms of imagination.

Overseas Collaborations and Touring

. Other than building and developing its audience and, in doing so, enriching the public's cultural life, the HKRep also relentlessly seeks out crosscultural exchanges. These include collaborating with overseas theatre companies and artists as well as groups from the mainland and overseas. This way, not only can the company open up more business opportunities but also establish an international profile abroad.
. With support from the Hong Kong Special Administration Region Government and commercial sponsors, the HKRep had been able to tour around internationally, performing in cities including Beijing, Nanjing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Wuhan, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Taipei, Macau, Singapore, San Francisco, New York and Toronto.

Outreach and Education Programme

. The HKRep creates short educational dramas for secondary school touring, organises regular drama and theatre courses for the public as well as cohosts talks and workshops with tertiary education institutions, and other educational, charity and community organisations.
. The company organises summer schools and performances for students as part of its theatre-in-education and outreach initiative. Through these activities, young participants get to learn the many facets of theatre but also how this culturally rich art form should be enjoyed and appreciated.

Hong Kong Repertory Theatre Ltd.
4/F Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building,
345 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong
Tel. : (852) 3103 5930
Fax : (852) 2541 8473
website: www.hkrep.com