How to Buy Tickets for Concerts in Hong Kong

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How to Buy Tickets for Concerts in Hong Kong

We know that sorting out tickets for concerts in Asia can be a tricky endeavor. Luckily, purchasing tickets for concerts in Hong Kong can be much easier than for Japanese shows.

Here are the best ways to purchase tickets online:

1. Official Retailers

If you don’t want to deal with resellers but prefer to purchase from official channels, you can do so for most events at either of the following two main ticket retailers. Keep in mind that tickets tend to sell very quickly so the best seats but also the cheapest categories can be sold out very soon. To purchase you will usually need your passport number as well as a valid credit card.

Hong Kong Ticketing
This is usually the best site to purchase tickets for the most popular events such concerts of international artists on world/Asia tour but also musicals, Chinese opera, dance shows, festivals and exhibitions. You can buy tickets on their website, one of the many box offices in Hong Kong or by calling their hotline. Any of those channels is available to English speakers.
Link: http://www.hkticketing.com

URBTIX
While most pop and rock concerts are handled by Hong Kong Ticketing, tickets for many non-mainstream events such as classical or Jazz concerts, Chinese opera, cultural performances and festivals, etc. are sold through URBTIX. Tickets can be bought online, by phone or at one of their 40 outlets in Hong Kong.
Link: http://www.urbtix.hk/

2. Resale tickets

We do not recommend purchasing tickets from touts on the street since there is a risk that they are false or overpriced.

However, in some cases purchasing from resale platforms online can be a good alternative to purchasing through the official retailers. This is especially the case if an event or the seat category you are looking for is already sold out.

Do note that for resale tickets bought online price does oftentimes not reflect the seat quality. In other words: a higher price does not always mean a better seat. Therefore it is important that the seat location or at least the category is specifically mentioned in the offer.

A popular resale site on which tickets for concerts and other events in Hong Kong are sold is: Ticketbis (aka Stubhub).

Some upcoming shows in Hong Kong

KIM JAE JOONG – Nov 19th, 2017, Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre, Star Hall

Anzenchitai – December 9th, 2017, AsiaWorld-Expo Arena

SHAWN MENDES – December 13th, 2017, AsiaWorld-Expo Arena

IMAGINE DRAGONS – January 13th, 2018, AsiaWorld-Expo Arena

NORIKO SAKAI – January 20th, 2018, Hong Kong Baptist University, Academic Community Hall

THE SCRIPT – April 24th, 2018, Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre, Star Hall

BRUNO MARS – April 28th, 2018, The Venetian Macao, Cotai Arena (MACAO, NOT HONG KONG)

Harry Styles – May 5th, 2018, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

BRUNO MARS – May 12th, 2018, AsiaWorld-Expo Arena [SOLD OUT]

BRUNO MARS – May 13th, 2018, AsiaWorld-Expo Arena [SOLD OUT]