Prison Yard Festival: music from within

Prison Yard Festival: music from within

Into the blue

Music on the silver screen

Solitary reunion

Prison Yard Festival: music from within

Goldberg illuminations

Weekend yard music

Beethoven by moonlight

Open Air Concert: String bouquet

Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra “Music from within”

Date & Time

14 - 23 Jan, 2022


Prison Yard, JC Cube, Block 01 Duplex Studio


Refer to programme details


In response to the regulations made under the Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance by the Government, the performances of Prison Yard Festival: music from within, originally scheduled on 14 to 23 Jan 2022 have been cancelled. Please refer to below for refund arrangements:

  • For purchases via URBTIX, refund will be arranged at Tai Kwun Visitor Centre – Visitor Services from 7 April – 31 May 2022 (Opens daily from 10am – 6pm). Details as follows:
    1.    Physical ticket holders (including tickets purchased at URBTIX ticketing counters and online purchase with collected ticket) : Please keep the original ticket intact and present it for the refund arrangement at Tai Kwun Visitor Centre – Visitor Services.
    2.    Online purchase with uncollected ticket: The credit card holder can approach Tai Kwun Visitor Centre – Visitor Services in person for the refund. Presentation of the printout of transaction confirmation email and the credit card used for the purchase will be required for verification.

    Nevertheless, in view of the latest regulations by the Government, the opening time of Visitor Centre is subject to change. Ticket holders are recommended to stay tuned to the most updated information on this website before coming to Tai Kwun for the refund.
  • For purchases via
    A full refund will be issued with to PayMe, Paypal or credit card account (used for payment) with no extra handling charge, within February 2022.

Should you have any enquiries, please contact 3559 2600. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Having showcased the unique and intimate atmosphere which can be conjured by the dramatically walled Prison Yard during 2019’s Projekt Berlin, Tai Kwun unveils a new Prison Yard Festival in January 2022. For ten days, the Prison Yard is transformed into a striking outdoor concert venue to explore how music can provide optimism, healing and comfort through challenging times. The Festival’s theme of music from within evokes both the allure of live music within the high-walled enclosure of the Prison Yard and the deep sincerity of musical communication which has nourished musicians all over the world in spite of isolation, quarantines, lockdowns and vast distances.

All of the music in the Festival, which encompasses traditional Chinese instruments, solo piano, baroque, classical and romantic styles, has been thoughtfully chosen to interpret and respond to this broad theme and to resonate with the intimate yet dramatic setting. Subtle lighting will enhance the audience’s experience as we proudly present some of Hong Kong’s finest musicians. Evening concerts feature artists and ensembles who are well loved across the city, including the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Nancy Loo, Rachel Cheung, Wang Liang, Feng Xiaomu and Colleen Lee while daytime concerts offer a glimpse of the finest up and coming young artists on the verge of their careers. In addition to these engrossing musical performances, a series of calming workshops for the inner-self will enhance the experience and transport audiences into an ideal mindset in which music’s healing powers can begin to soothe.

Allow Tai Kwun to lead you into an uplifting musical and spiritual experience, as our Prison Yard Festival: music from within embraces our distinctive outdoor and indoor spaces to create magically atmospheric performances over eight broad-ranging programmes.