Scales of Hire Charges

(With effect from 1 February 2018)

Scale I.   Basic Hire Charges

 

(A)   Concert Hall & Theatre

Purpose
Service
Normal rate
Concessionary rate
(See Scale V (A) & (C))
Concert Hall
(See Note 1)
Theatre
Concert Hall
(See Note 1)
Theatre

(1)

Performance of music, drama, dance, opera, revue, and other functions considered as entertainment by the Manager during any time of the day, and activity of any kind carried out after 6:00pm (excluding film show)

(a)

Basic charge for each function with the services listed in Schedule A for a period not exceeding 4 hours during 9am-1pm or 2pm-6pm or 7pm-11pm
$
25,250*
$
8,550*
$
8,840*
$
2,990*
(b) Charge for each half-hour in excess of 4 hours for prolonged function with the services listed in Schedule A 3,090 1,030 1,080 360
(c) Charge for each half-hour in excess of 4 hours for moving in, dismantling and moving out  with services listed in Schedule C (up to 12 midnight and before 9am for evening and morning booking respectively) 260 115 91 40
(d) Charge for use/occupation of the unit on the day of hiring during hours prior to those of the function with the services listed in Schedule B for a period not exceeding 4 hours : 9am-1pm or 2pm-6pm 
3,090 2,470 1,080 865
(e) Charge for use/occupation of the unit on the morning following the day of hiring with the services listed in Schedule B for a period not exceeding 4 hours : 9am-1pm or 2pm-6pm 
3,090 2,470 1,080 865
(f) Charge for overnight use/occupation of the unit with the services listed in Schedule C for a period from 12 midnight to 9am
(See Note 2)
4,120 2,370 --- ---
(g) Charge for overnight use/occupation of the unit with the services listed in Schedule A for a period from 12 midnight to 9am
(See Note 2)
25,450 13,200 --- ---
(2) Rehearsals/Practices without audience of any kind during the hours 9am to 6pm only (a) Charge for a session not exceeding 4 hours with the services listed in Schedule A during 9am-1pm or 2pm-6pm 8,550 4,430 2,990 1,550
(b) Charge for each half-hour in excess of 4 hours 1,030 565 360 200
(c) Charge for use/occupation of the unit on the day of hiring during hours prior to those of the rehearsal with the services listed in Schedule B for a period not exceeding 4 hours : 9am-1pm or 2pm-6pm
3,090 2,470 1,080 865
(d) Charge for use/occupation of the unit on the day of hiring during hours prior to those of the rehearsal with the services listed in Schedule C for a period not exceeding 4 hours : 9am-1pm or 2pm-6pm
1,650 935 580 325
(3) Meetings, lectures, conferences and other functions which are not considered as entertainment by the Manager, and school functions where no admission charges are made, during the hours 9am to 6pm only
(See Note 3)

(a) Charge for a session not exceeding 4 hours with the services listed in Schedule A
8,550* 4,430* 2,990* 1,550*
(b) Charge for each additional half-hour in excess of 4 hours 1,030 565 360 200
(4) Film shows
(Theatre only)
(a) Basic charge for each screening including time allowance for admission for a period not exceeding 2 and a half hours with the services listed in Schedule D --- 6,390* --- 2,240*
(b) Charge for each half-hour in excess of 2 and a half hours screening
--- 1,240 --- 435

 

*See Scale V. General Notes

 Note 1 : Applicant has to decide the stage format when booking application is submitted. Subsequent change on stage format will not be allowed.
 Note 2: Provision of overnight service is subject to availability of staff resources and at the SOLE discretion of the Manager.
 Note 3 : For registered schools, government departments or District Councils, applications for booking for (3)(a) for sessions other than the morning sessions from Monday to Thursday (except public holidays) will only be accepted 6 months or less prior to the month of hire.  Applications for non-arts activities will only be accepted 3 months or less prior to the month of hire.

 

 (B) Recital Hall (9am-10pm)

Purpose
Service
Normal rate
Concessionary rate
 (See Scale V (C))

(1)

Performance of music, drama, dance, opera, revue and other functions considered as entertainment by the  Manager

(a)

Basic charge for each function not exceeding 3 hours with the services listed in Schedule E
$
980
$
490
(b) Charge for each half-hour in excess of 3 hours 135 70
(c) Charge for occupation of the unit on the day of hiring during the hours from 9am to 5pm prior to those of function/ rehearsal with the services listed in Schedule F 485 245
(2) Rehearsals without audience of any kind, meetings, lectures, conferences and others functions which are not considered as entertainment by the Manager, and school functions where no admission charges are made (a) Charge for each function for a period not exceeding 2 hours with the services listed in Schedule F 485 245
(b) Charge for each half-hour in excess of 2 hours 135 70

Service Schedules
Schedule A (for performance and full scale rehearsal)

Air-conditioning, electricity (for City Hall fixtures and equipment only), water, the use of furniture as provided, stage and electrical equipment as installed (except those equipment and services as listed in Miscellaneous Charges at Scale II), basic ushering service (except for rehearsals), service from electrical technicians and sound controllers as necessary, and the use of dressing rooms.
Schedule B (for occupation and set up with limited technical support)

Air-conditioning and working light for stage, the use of furniture as provided, stage and electrical equipment as installed (except those equipment and services as listed in Miscellaneous Charges at Scale II), service from sound controllers as necessary, and the use of dressing rooms.
Schedule C (for occupation/move-in/move-out)

Ventilation and working light for stage, and the use of dressing rooms.
Schedule D (for film show)

Air-conditioning, the use of the film projection equipment and service from projectionists and basic ushering service.
Schedule E (for Recital Hall performance)

Air-conditioning, electricity (for City Hall fixtures and equipment only), the use of furniture as provided, stage and electrical equipment as installed, basic ushering service for functions with audience only, service from electrical technicians as necessary and the use of dressing rooms.
Schedule F (for Recital Hall rehearsal/meeting)

Air-conditioning, electricity (for City Hall fixtures and equipment only), the use of furniture as provided, stage and electrical equipment as installed and the use of dressing rooms.

 (C) Exhibition Hall and Exhibition Gallery (9am-8pm)

Purpose
Service
Normal rate
Concessionary rate
(See Scale V (C))
Exhibition
Hall
590 sq.m
Exhibition Gallery
260 sq.m
Exhibition
Hall
590 sq.m
Exhibition Gallery
260 sq.m

(1)

Exhibitions (including mounting, dismounting or display for the exhibitions) and other functions during the hours from 9am to 8pm only
(See Note 4)

(a)

Basic charge for a full day from 9am to 8pm
$
25,250*
$
5,250*
$
8,840
$
1,840
(b) Charge for each hour in excess of the booking from 9am to 8pm for mounting, dismounting, moving in, moving out or extension of opening hours 2,580* 475* --- ---
(2) Exhibitions (including mounting, dismounting or display for the exhibitions) and other functions hiring half of the hall during the hours from 9am to 8pm only (application be accepted and confirmed within 6 months before the booking)
(See Note 4)
(a) Basic charge for a full day from 9am to 8pm 12,650* --- 4,430 ---
(b) Charge for each hour in excess of the booking from 9am to 8pm for mounting, dismounting, moving in, moving out or extension of opening hours 1,240* --- --- ---
(3) Conferences, meetings, ceremonies or other functions of any kind during the hours from 9am to 2pm or 3pm to 8pm (application be accepted and confirmed within 3 months before the booking)

(a) Basic charge for the period from 9am to 2pm or 3pm to 8pm for each function
12,650* 2,470* 4,430 865
(b) Charge for each half-hour in excess of the booking from 9am to 2pm or 3pm to 8pm for a maximum of one hour 1,240* 270* 435
(Not applicable after 8pm)
95
(Not applicable after 8pm)
(4) Receptions, meetings, ceremonies or other functions of any kind involving short duration hiring on an hourly basis, minimum 2 hours, (application be accepted and confirmed within 2 months before the booking)
(a) Basic charge for 2 hours minimum hiring 4,530* 990* 1,590 345
(b) Charge for half use of the hall for 2 hours minimum hiring
2,370* --- 830 ---
(c) Charges for each additional hour in excess of the booking        
  (i) full hall 2,370* 495* 830 175
  (ii) half hall 1,130* --- 395 ---

*See Scale V General Notes

 Note 4 : Except registered schools, government departments or District Councils, applications for non-arts events will only be accepted 3 months or less prior to the month of hire.

 

 (D) Committee Rooms (North / South) (9am-10pm)

PurposeServiceNormal rateConcessionary rate
(See Scale V (C))

Meetings, lectures

(a)

Basic charge for 2 hours minimum hiring with furniture as provided
$
445
$
225
(b) Charge for each half-hour in excess of 2 hours 125 63

 

 (E) VIP Lounge

PurposeServiceNormal rate

Reception or functions of any nature considered as appropriate by the Manager
(Priority for the use of VIP Lounge will be given to hirers of the Concert Hall)

Basic charge per hour with furniture as provided
$
720

 

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Scales of Hire Charges

Scale I.    Basic Hire Charges

Scale II.   Miscellaneous Charges

Scale III.   Publicity Banners on External Wall

Scale IV.   Others

Scale V.   General Notes