Hot Off the Press! September 2017 – What’s ON and Coming Soon

All that’s hip and happening for the last quarter of 2017! Events, shows, concerts and even Father Christmas! Your go to event listing is right here. Hot Off the Press! 

What’s On in September

8-9 September




Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure

A show-stopping live orchestra, dazzling scenery and a group of young talents take flight in an all-new production of Peter Pan at Shouson Theatre, HK Arts Centre.

15-16 September




Symphonique Fantastique: A National Day Celebration

Principal Guest Conductor Yu Long sets off an awesome display of musical fireworks for the National Day Celebrations with Berlioz’s action-packed Symphonie fantastique.

15-16 September




Choreographer’s Showcase

The annual Choreographers’ Showcase presents bold new ballet works by emerging dance artists from within and beyond Hong Kong Ballet. Held in an intimate space, the innovative showcase celebrates dynamic movement to create a truly unique evening of dance.

21 September




Ariana Grande Concert

Ariana Grande makes her debut appearance in Hong Kong as part of her Dangerous Woman tour. The concert takes place at the AsiaWorld Expo.

19-24 September




The Complete Works of Shakespeare

Join these madcap men in tights as they romp their wicked way through Shakespeare’s comedies, histories and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you helpless with laughter.

22-23 September




The Magic Toyshop

Experience an innovative and fun-filled concert in which puppetry, mini-theatre and magical orchestral music tell stories of dancing dolls in a magical toy store.

29 September – 15 October





Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Based on the Oscar-winning hit movie, Priscilla is the story of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus named Priscilla, searching for love and friendship.

29-30 September





E.T. in Concert

Marking the 35th anniversary of the classic film ET, don’t miss this screening of the movie accompanied by a live orchestra performing its moving score. You won’t want to go home! (Chinese subtitles)

Coming Soon

01 October




E.T. in Concert for Kids – GIVEAWAY*

A special screening of the ageless classic E.T., especially for children. Accompanied by the HK Philharmonic. Visit Playtimes at for a chance to WIN one of 6 pairs of tickets to this special screening for kids.

7-15 October




Hong Kong Tennis Open

The Hong Kong Tennis Open, the features over 50 of the world’s best female players competing in singles and doubles for prizes worth US$500,000. It is held at the iconic Victoria Park Stadium in the heart of the city. Tickets are available now.

20-22 October




Guess How Much I Love You

Join Little and Big Nutbrown Hare, from the best-selling Guess
How Much I Love You
and I Love You All Year Round collection, as they leap off the page and onto the stage in this magical journey through the seasons.

21 October




Maternity and Baby Event

Prospective, Expecting and new parents will have access to some of Hong Kong’s top doctor and experts in maternity and childcare at this full day event held at the JW Marriott Hotel. Admission is free when you register online at:

3-12 November




HK International Literary Festival

Ian Rankin, Ruth Ware, Chan Ho-kei, Jung Chang, Carol Ann Duffy, Pankaj Mishra and Ken Liu are among the authors featured in this year’s Hong Kong Literary Festival.

17-19 November





A highlight on the Hong Kong calendar, Clockenflap returns for the 10th year to wow music-loving Hong Kongers of all ages. Massive Attack will be joining this year’s line-up, along with Feist and local pop favourites Supper Moment.

1-2 December




Father Christmas

Based on the book by Raymond Briggs, this heart-warming adaptation is full of merry touches with plenty of live music, songs and playful puppetry. Young children won’t be able to look away as secret doors and hidden hatches are revealed in this beautifully visual show. Suitable for children under six and  their families.

13 December




Shawn Mendes

There’s nothing holdin’ you back from seeing the young singer songwriter Shawn Mendes when he hits the Asia World Expo as part of his Illuminate World Tour. Tickets from

15-26 December




The Nutcracker

Set to Tchaikovsky’s iconic music with live accompaniment by Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Terence Kohler’s fresh, multi-layered version was created especially for Hong Kong Ballet. The Nutcracker will capture your imagination and transport you to a wondrous world of courageous toy soldiers, captivating dolls, dramatic sword fights and enchanting snowflakes.

Playtimes Contributor

Playtimes Contributor