Scales of Hire Charges

(With effect from 1 February 2018)

Scale II. Miscellaneous Charges

 (A) Musical Instruments (See Note 5)

 $
(1) Charge for use of each Steinway concert grand piano per function per day
      (available at Concert Hall and Theatre only)
1,340
(2) Charge for use of each Bosendorfer baby grand piano per function per day
      (available at Recital Hall)
670
(3) Charge for use of harpsichord per function per day
      (subject to availability)
2,470
(4) Charge for use of concert grand harp per function per day
      (available at Concert Hall and Theatre, and subject to availability)
730
(5) Charge for use of timpani per set (4 pieces) per function per day
      (available at Concert Hall and Theatre, and subject to availability)
340

Note  5 :       Charges for use of piano / harpsichord include one tuning service only.  Any extra tuning service will be charged at cost levied by the venue contractor with payment settled by hirer to the contractor directly.  Grand pianos of brand names other than Steinway / Bosendorfer and upright pianos, if available as part of the original provision of the hiring units, will be provided free but the service charge for any tuning will be charged at cost levied by the venue contractor with payment settled by hirer to the contractor directly.

 (B) Technical Services

 $
(1) Charge for use of projection equipment

      (a) Each multimedia Projector




      (b) Each set of video playback equipment

(a)
410 (per function per day)
205 (not exceeding 2 hours)
105 (for each additional hour)

(b)
410 (per function per day)
205 (not exceeding 2 hours)
105 (for each additional hour)
(2) Charge for use of each set of sound system

      (a) Sound system for the Exhibition Hall, Exhibition Gallery, Theatre (film show)  
            and Recital Hall (including audio recording services)


      (b) Self-operated public address system

(a)
630 (not exceeding 2 hours)
315 (for each additional hour)

(b)
205 (not exceeding 2 hours)
105 (for each additional hour)
(3) Charge for recording services for archival / educational purpose per function
      (See Note 6)

      (a) audio recording



      (b) video-casette recording with camera fixed to cover the whole view of the stage
            (available at Concert Hall and Theatre only)


      (c) video-casette recording with camera movement and operated by the City Hall sound technician
            (available at Concert Hall and Theatre only)


(a)
785 (not exceeding 4 hours)
195 (for each additional hour)

(b)
1,440 (not exceeding 4 hours)
360 (for each additional hour)

(c)
2,580 (not exceeding 4 hours)
645 (for each additional hour)
(4) Charge for the provision of each sound feed for self-video/audio recording per
      function with hirer's own equipment and technician
700 (not exceeding 4 hours)
175 (for each additional hour)
(5) Right fee for

      (a) telecasting/ location filming (including commercial photography) and video
            recording other than archival/ educational purpose of each function at indoor
            hiring units (per function not exceeding 4 hours) with hirer's own equipment
            and technician

      (b) broadcasting/ audio recording other than archival/ educational purpose of each
            function at indoor hiring units (per function not exceeding 4 hours) with hirer's
            own equipment and technician

(a)
8,860 (not exceeding 4 hours)
2,300 (for each additional hour)


(b)
4,430 (not exceeding 4 hours)
1,110 (for each additional hour)
(6) Location filming (including commercial photography) at outdoor areas and indoor
      non-hiring units
Prevailing rate as set by the Governmnet plus basic  hire charges if applicable
(7) Charge for use of each wireless microphone (available at Concert Hall and Theatre;
      use at Exhibition Hall, Exhibition Gallery and Recital Hall subject to availability)
52 (not exceeding 4 hours)
15 (for each additional hour)
(8) Charge for pre-setting of orchestra pit/ extension stage (available at Concert Hall 
      and Theatre only) (See Note 7)
2,680
(9) Charge for internal transportation of each  musical instrument to and from the
      designated storage site at the City Hall
at contract price levied by the venue contractor

Note  6 :       Written application has to be submitted to the Manager with proven justifications that the recordings/ filming/ photography will be used for archival purpose or education research, with no commercial use.
Note 7 : Applicant has to state the stage format and indicate the request to use the orchestra pit/extension stage when booking application is submitted. Services will be provided subject to availability of venue to pre-setting and dismantling the orchestral pit/extension stage within 9 am to 11 pm prior to and after the application’s booking hour.

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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