Scales of Hire Charges

(V) General Notes

Facilities of HKCC

(A) Charges Based on Sales
(B) Incentive Booking Scheme
(C) Concessionary Rates for Non-profit Making Organisations Scheme
(D) Miscellaneous Services

 

(A) Charges Based on Sales

"Charges Based on Sales" shall mean the difference, if any, between the actual hire charges payable (excluding any charges for miscellaneous services as listed in Scale II) as specified hereunder and the basic charges as likewise specified.
(1) The rates marked with an asterisk (*) in Scale I(A) for functions at the Concert Hall, Grand Theatre and Studio Theatre are the basic charges only.  The actual hire charges payable shall be the said basic charges or 20% of the gross ticket proceeds per function, whichever is the greater.  For organ recitals, the actual hire charges payable shall be the said basic charges or 10% of the gross ticket proceeds per function, whichever is the greater.
(2) For the purpose of calculating the gross ticket proceeds, complimentary tickets not exceeding 5% of the total number of seats per function will not be taken into account.  Any quantities in excess will be regarded as tickets sold at top price category as shown on the ticket price scale approved by the Manager.
(3) For functions at the Exhibition Gallery which involve sale of any of the exhibits or with admission charges, the rate marked with an asterisk (*) in Scale I(B) comprises the basic charges only. The actual hire charges payable for each day to which the rates relates shall be double the amount of the said basic charges.
(4) The rates marked with an asterisk (*) in Scale I (E) for functions at the Piazza are the basic charges only.  The actual hire charges payable shall be the said basic charges or 10% of the gross sale proceeds per day, whichever is the greater.

 

  (B) Incentive Booking Scheme

Special rates are now offered for long running productions, weekday evening non-performance hiring of the Centre’s major facilities - the Concert Hall, the Grand Theatre, the Studio Theatre and long running exhibition at the Exhibition Gallery.
(1) For consecutive performances, hirers can enjoy a deduction of the “Charges Based on Sales” from 20% to 12.5%.  This special rate is applicable to (i) the 2nd performance at the Concert Hall or (ii) the 4th performance at the Grand Theatre or (iii) the 6th performance at the Studio Theatre; and onwards
(2) The hiring rate for use of the three venues on weekday evenings (Monday to Thursday, except public holidays) for setting-up, rehearsal or occupation have now been reduced from the performance rate to full rehearsal rate. For booking made from Friday to Sunday and on public holidays, the evening session will be charged at full rehearsal rate provided that the evening session is not used for performance and a daytime session is booked for performance by the same hirer on the same day.
(3) For each booking of 7 consecutive days at the Exhibition Gallery, hirers can enjoy a 30% discount on the daily basic charges.
(4) Applicants of Exhibition Gallery eligible for the Concessionary Rates for Non-profit Making Organisation Scheme can enjoy waiver of the “Charges Based on Sales” specified at Scale V (A)(3) above.


(C) Concessionary Rates for Non-profit Making Organisations Scheme

Concessionary rates are applicable to applicant who fulfills all criteria below:
(1) The applicant should either be:
  (a) a bona-fide non-profit-making district organization supported by the District Office of the Home Affairs Department; or
  (b) a non-profit-making organisation
    (i) registered under the Societies Ordinance; or
    (ii) incorporated under the Companies Ordinance; or
    (iii) formed by Statute, or
    (iv) registered on the list of approved charitable or trusts of a public character
      The memorandum (if any) and articles of association or the constitution of the applicant must include a clause specifying that members do not take any share of the profits or any share of the assets upon dissolution
(2) An applicant who co-presents the function with any organization which does not meet the criteria as an eligible applicant under Item (1) above is not eligible for the concessionary rates.
(3) The function should be open to the public, except for rehearsals linked with a public performance.
(4) In the case of performance venues, the function should be in furtherance of performing arts which include dance, music, drama, film art or theatrical performance of any kind. In the case of lecture and exhibition venues, the concessionary rates may apply for cultural, scientific, literary or visual arts functions. Visual arts include painting, calligraphy, photography, sculpture, print, ceramics, floral and cinematography display. In the case of the piazza, the function should be non-revenue generating that does not involve admission charge or sale of commodities or services.
(5) Concessionary rates are not applicable to bookings made outside normal booking hours of the venues (Concert Hall, Grand Theatre, Studio Theatre, Foyer Exhibition Areas and Piazza: 9am-11pm, Exhibition Gallery: 9am-8pm, Activity Rooms: 9am-10pm), bookings of reception areas, VIP Lounges and Miscellaneous Charges.
(6) If a booking is eligible for concessionary rates and the applicant is a non-profit-making arts organisation with a clearly stated aim to promote the arts in its constitution, a 65% reduction on “Charges Based on Sales”, if applicable, will be provided.
(7) For charitable fund-raising event organised by an applicant eligible for concessionary rates, the applicant can opt for waiver of the “Charges Based on Sales” and pay the full basic hire charges at normal rates. In such case, a confirmation letter issued by the charitable institution(s) that will accept the raised funds has to be provided. The said charitable institution(s) must be registered on the list of approved charitable institutions or trusts of a public character.
(8) The applicant should furnish the following together with the application form :
  (a) (i) Certificate of incorporation under the Companies Ordinance; or
    (ii) Certificate of registration or notification of establishment of a society under the Societies Ordinance; or
    (iii) Certificate of registration on the list of approved charitable institutions or trusts of a public character; and
  (b) a copy of the Memorandum (if any) and Articles of Association or the Constitution duly signed by the Chairman and one other office-bearer to the effect that it is a true copy. The Memorandum (if any) and Articles of Association or the Constitution of the applicant must include a clause specifying that members do not take any share of the profits or any share of the assets upon dissolution.
(9) The applicant is required to submit a copy each of all relevant publicity materials one month before the function. A copy of the house programme should also be submitted on or before the first day of the function.
(10) The approval of concessionary rates is subject to the applicant's absolute compliance with the criteria for Concessionary Rates for Non-profit Organisations Scheme of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Scales of Hire Charges) and observance of the Terms and Conditions of Hires. If the applicant fails to observe this condition or any information provided by the applicant is found to be untrue, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department reserves the right to charge the full normal rates and recover all outstanding amounts.
(11) The Department reserves all right to interpret the criteria under this scheme and to decide whether the applicant is eligible for concessionary rates. The Department’s decision shall be final.

 

(D) Miscellaneous Services

Provision of miscellaneous services as listed in Scale II is subject to availability of venue, equipment, staff resources and the discretion of the Manager.

 

Scale of Hire Charges

I. Basic Hire Charges
II. Miscellaneous Charges
III. Publicity Banners on External Wall
IV. Others
V. General Notes
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