Feel Your Heart Beat - Tai Kwun's 5th Anniversary

Feel Your Heart Beat - Tai Kwun's 5th Anniversary

Date & Time

23 - 31 May, 2023




Free of charge



For over half a decade, Tai Kwun has delighted and enlightened visitors and guests, immersing them in arts, culture, and heritage. This month Tai Kwun celebrates its fifth anniversary, inviting you to feel your heart beat with us, as we unveil spectacular performances and exhibitions that honour the community for helping to transform the compound into the extraordinary space it is today and will continue to be in the future.


Join Tai Kwun as the compound invites you to Feel Your Heart Beat in an anniversary celebration like no other this May. 


23.05 - 31.05.2023

Unfurl is a garden like no other. Nature, art and technology have combined to create this visual spectacle consisting of 19 plants, nine of which are massive robots. The interactive, gentle giants in Unfurl are made from fabric and air, towering as high as a double-decker bus. They form a dreamscape where the plants can sense that you have come to visit and thus reach out to connect. The calming retreat from the bustling city is full of light, colour and sounds, guaranteed to enchant children and adults alike. Families and individuals are both welcome to Unfurl, a joyful experience not to be missed that celebrates the wonder and intelligence of nature’s design sensibilities and makes space for human connection and play.


Hidden Spaces Tour

26.05 - 28.05.2023

Join an exceptional tour of three hidden spaces at Tai Kwun, often off-limits to the public due to conservation and operational considerations. Get ready to climb the hidden stairs that brought defendants from the underground cell to the Magistracy. Next, enter the thick-walled prison cells transformed into backstage dressing rooms for performers and follow the underground tunnel to a secluded air raid shelter. Besides experiencing these historical spaces of submission, incarceration, security, and life protection, participants will learn the solutions and challenges of heritage conservation, the efforts being taken to preserve our site and develop a deeper understanding of criminal justice, punishment and rehabilitation, conflict and war.

Stepping Up

26.05 - 28.05.2023

Since the opening of Tai Kwun, regular Performing Arts programmes such as “Afternoon Series”, “Saturday Music at Laundry Steps”, and “The Hearth” have heralded a unique performing arts scene by inviting emerging local artists to curate and develop mini-concerts, dance, theatre, comedy and multi-disciplinary performances for the unique environment at Tai Kwun. While offering audiences a reprieve from the flurry of activities in Central, these regular performances also provide a supportive space to nurture artists in the community.

The long weekend performance will be hosted by Vivek Mahbubani, a local sought-after stand-up comedian who is one of the first artists to perform at Laundry Steps since Tai Kwun’s opening. Visitors are welcome to come and enjoy these first-rate and vibrant performances in the inviting atmosphere of the Laundry Steps.

HOPE—Patricia Piccinini

24.05 - 03.09.2023

Not to be missed is the intriguing, large-scale exhibition HOPE held at the JC Contemporary starting 24 May, supported by our corporate patron Indosuez Wealth Management as the Lead Sponsor of the exhibition. As renowned Australian artist Patricia Piccinini’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong, HOPE showcases more than 50 artworks, ten of which have been specially commissioned for Tai Kwun Contemporary across two series. Featuring hyperrealistic and surreal sculptural, photographic and film works by the artist, the immersive exhibition HOPE addresses crucial concerns about the nature of history, progress, and technology, as well as our potential to come together and live in harmony.


TK FAN Exclusive

Exclusive Ticketing Offer

Tickets for HOPE—Patricia Piccinini is available now. As a TK Fan, you are entitled to a Buy 1 Get 1 Free ticketing offer. Download Tai Kwun App to unlock the offers and plan your visit now! Discounted tickets are subject to availability on a first-come, first-served basis.


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5th Anniversary Capsule

Members of TK Fan may redeem one token to use at the exclusive 5th anniversary capsule machine and receive a celebratory gift during the festivities period of 23 – 31 May 2023. There will be a limited daily quota on a first-come, first-served basis.

Date: 23 – 31 May 2023

Time: 10am – 8pm

Redemption Location:  Visitor Service, Tai Kwun