Automated System of Béthanie Chapel Booking for Wedding
Efective from 1st July 2018, the Academy Béthanie Chapel can be reserved for wedding booking by using automated telephone booking system. For more information, please click on this link: Booking Gudelines (Béthanie Chapel)
Wedding Package Discount
The Béthanie Chapel is one of the most popular wedding venues in Hong Kong. It has been awarded “The Best Wedding Venue” for eight consecutive years since 2009. “Wedding Package Discount” is catered for Chapel hirers to rent the YK Pao Studio at concession rate of HK$4,035 per 4-hour session with effect from 1 July 2016. The concession rate is approximately 30% off the current venue rental charge.
Concession Rental at Academy Béthanie Campus to Benefit Arts Groups
To assist not-for-profit arts groups who seek to hire venues for various purposes, the Academy has introduced concession rates of as much as 50% off for hirers of the Béthanie Theatre and Sir YK Pao Studio at its Béthanie campus in Pokfulam.
The Béthanie Theatre, which is suitable for seminars and movie screenings, provides seating for 150, in addition to an adjacent octagon-shaped foyer for exhibitions or receptions.
Sir YK Pao Studio is distinguished by its glass walls which capture magnificent views of the Peak and Lamma Channel; the slopping glass roof brings in more natural light to add to the ambience for performances and receptions.
For venue hire charges, please refer to http://www.hkapa.edu/venue/hire. Other terms and conditions apply. If you have enquiries, please call the Academy’s Customer Service at 2584 8633 or email email@example.com
Main Campus (Wanchai)
Situated in an award-winning complex centrally located on the Wanchai waterfront, the Academy has a range of flexible performance venues equipped to international standards. Whether for performance or exhibition, culture or commerce, the Academy's venues are available for hire at reasonable rates, including expert technical, customer service and Box Office support. From a cocktail reception to a full-scale Broadway musical, the Academy is your ticket to a successful show.
Seating 1,181, the Lyric Theatre is intended for large scale dance, drama, musical and opera performances. It has a large stage with side and rear stage extensions, and a proscenium opening which can be adjusted over a wide range to accommodate a variety of dance and musical events.
Designed for drama, small-to-medium scale opera and dance, and small ensemble music, the Drama Theatre has a maximum audience capacity of 415. It has a conventional proscenium and stage, but the auditorium is specially designed to minimize the formality of the stage-audience relationship. The Drama Theatre's extensive technical facilities also make it a desirable venue for trade seminars.
The Concert Hall, seating 382, is a purpose-designed practice and performance venue for the Academy's own instrumental and choral groups. It features adjustable acoustics and a 44-stop Reiger Pipe organ which enables students to take organ lessons and give performances.
The Recital Hall, with flexible seating from 134-202 seats, is a music performance and lecture hall with a range of audio-visual facilities. Its theatre-style seats come with retractable writing tablets.
The Studio Theatre is a flexible space with movable seating that can be arranged to give a number of standard arrangements such as end stage, thrust and theater-in-the-round. It can also be cleared to leave a flat floor. The potential acting area is surrounded by two levels of galleries, the first of which is used by the audience and the second for technical access and lighting.
The largest rehearsal studio in the School of Dance has tiered seating for 100 to facilitate masterclasses and choreographic showcases. The studio has an overhead grid with masking, theatrical lighting and sound equipment installed.
The 600 seat Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre supports all manner of performances and events, from seminars to product launches and fashion shows. Excellent sightlines and adjustable acoustics complement sophisticated lighting and sound systems. Motorized roller blinds under the overhead glass skylight can create a blackout for projection and theatre lighting in the daytime. The sprung natural timber stage floor is suitable for dance, drama and xiqu, and adjustable acoustics optimise the environment for speech or music.
The Atrium is a warm, welcoming space lit by natural light through its large glass ceiling. Serving as the main foyer for the performing venues, the Atrium's 570 square metres of exhibition space on two levels are ideal for exhibitions of two- and three-dimensional art, crafts and trade product launches.
Béthanie was built in 1875 by the Missions Etrangeres de Paris. In March 2003, the Legislative Council approved capital works fund for the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts to restore Béthanie and two neighbouring Dairy Farm cowsheds as the Academy's Landmark Heritage campus.
This intimate 153-seat performance space can also be used for seminars, film screenings and corporate events. The spacious octagonal foyer lends itself to exhibitions, cocktail receptions and corporate functions.
This multi-purpose function room has glass walls to take advantage of the view in both directions, towards the Lamma Channel to the west and the Peak to the east. The sloping glass roof above provides a high ceiling and natural light. This flexible space can be used for dance and yoga classes, corporate functions and wedding receptions.