French May Arts Festival

Discovering French artists, watching French films and enjoying concerts, shows or performances in Hong Kong.

The 2024 French May Arts Festival is packed with cultural events that celebrate the illuminating power of exchange and savour the joys of French heritage.

Initiated & co-founded by the Consulate General of France and the Alliance Française de Hong Kong in 1993, with the support of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, French May has grown over the last 30 years to become one of the largest French arts festivals in Asia.
French May Arts Festival stages every year over 120 of the highest international calibre, covering a broad array of artistic disciplines that include the visual arts, opera, classical and contemporary music, dance, new circus, theatre and cinema as well as the culinary arts. The festival is a unique opportunity to discover the best of the French artistic scene in Hong Kong!

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Latest French May Events

Notre–Dame (Re)births Exhibition

French May Arts Festival 2024
22 April – 28 June, 10 am – 10 pm

Wofoo Foundation Gallery, Run Run Shaw Library, City University of Hong Kong
(Re)births, a spectacular multimedia exhibition on the construction and successive restorations of one of the most iconic symbols of France throughout the centuries, Notre Dame de Paris

Literature: Living Books @PMQ

Saturdays and Sundays of May and June 2024
 12pm-6 pm @PMQ

This initiative is on a 1-1, 30 minutes long appointment basis where a volunteer recounts a passage of a book they have memorized.
With reservations scheduled through the calendar of l’Alliance Française. 


French May (Cine-Art)
May 22nd - June 5th 2024
Designated cinemas of the Broadway Cinema

Celebrating arts in all their forms: musictheatregastronomyliterature, painting and photography.

French May Talk : A Passion for Silk

Associated project of French May Arts Festival
Saturday, 1 June, 5pm

AF Library, Jordan Centre

On the occasion of the exhibition "A Passion for Silk: The Road from China to Europe", AF will hold a talk with renowned shawl collector Romi Lamba.

The Splendour of French Baroque Music

Associated Project of French May Arts Festival
Tuesday, 11 June, 8pm

Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall

In this concert, Concerto da Camera Baroque Ensemble will collaborate with Pierre-François Dollé, dancer and choreographer, to offer you a feast of French Baroque splendour.

Gaby Deslys Musical

French May Arts Festival 2024
Thu – Fri, 13-14 June, 8pm

Theatre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre

Jean-Christophe Born has chosen to tell the story of Marseille’s own Gaby Deslys: the most famous Music Hall performer from the beginning of the 20th century.

Exclusive offers for AFHK Members

AFHK Member can enjoy special discount offer for the following performances upon presentation of valid membership card for purchase of standard tickets at URBTIX outlets. Limited discount offers on a first come, first served basis. 

18 May (Sat) 8 pm
19 May (Sun) 3pm
Auditorium, Kwai Tsing Theatre


(50% off)

13 June (Thu) 8 pm
14 June (Fri) 8 pm
Theatre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre

Gaby Deslys: The Fabulous Destiny of the First Music Hall Star

(20% off)

14 June (Fri) 8 pm
15 June (Sat) 8pm
Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall

The Two Sides of Thierry Maillard

(50% off)

15 June (Sat) 8 pm
16 June (Sun) 3 pm
Theatre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre

Le Siffleur /
The Whistler

(20% off)

 10 May (Fri) 8 pm
11 May (Sat) 8 pm
Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall

Good Fortune

(50% off)

31 May (Fri) 8 pm
1 June (Sat) 8 pm
1 June (Sat) 3 pm
2 June (Sun) 3pm
Theatre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre

Pas de deux à Hong Kong

(50% off)

11 June (Tue) 8pm
Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall

Concerto Da Camera

10% off standard tickets AFHK members,
(Discount code: afhk2024)

23 May (Thu) 8 pm ;
24 May (Fri) 8pm

Symphony of New Worlds 

Breakdance Symphonic

(50% off)

6 June (Thu)  7 pm 

Triad or Three in accord  

$350 for AFHK members 

(Discount code: French!100)

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