How to Buy Tickets for Concerts in Hong Kong

Last updated: 2023-01-17 | Published: 2017-01-01
Written by: Alan

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.

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Here are the best ways to purchase tickets for Hong Kong events online!

Option 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: HK Ticketing

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: URBTIX

Option 2: Resale Tickets

Two popular resale sites which have tickets for Hong Kong events are Stubhub and Viagogo.

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 not necessarily 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.

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

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