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22nd Macao Arts Festival
Tickets on Sale from Sunday 27th March

25/03/2011
Macao Arts Festival

Organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau, the 22nd Macao Arts Festival (MAF), to be held from 29th April to the 28th May, features a total of 29 distinguished performances of different cultural and artistic genres from 9 different countries and regions. This year the MAF has chosen “Enjoy Life through Arts”. Tickets for all performances will be on sale from this coming Sunday (March 27th at 10am) at all Kong Seng Ticketing outlets, whereas telephone and online bookings will be available from 1pm on the same day.  The organiser will distribute queuing tickets at Kong Seng ticketing outlets at 9am on 27th March.  

This year’s MAF boasts a wide variety of performances.  Admission tickets to popular performances will surely be the most sought after by the public.  To best secure residents’ equal opportunity to cultural and artistic performances, on the first day of ticket sales, ticket sales for the Cantonese opera performance De Ling and Empress Dowager Ci Xi and for the children’s performanceTi-tó-tis – Music and Dance for Babiesare limited to a maximum of 4 tickets per performance per person.  Likewise, on the first day of sale Ticket sales for all other performances are limited to a maximum of 10 tickets per performance per person. The performance Ti-tó-tis – Music and Dance for Babies is aimed for children under the age of 3. Each ticket provides free admission for two extra persons (maximum) aged 4 or above. Due to the special layout of the venue, only one person is allowed to accompany the child to the stage area.

Consistently aiming at drawing Macao residents closer to the arts, the MAF offers discounted ticket sales, as usual, including 40% off for purchase of tickets for at least 4 different performances, for purchase of 10 or more tickets for the same performance, holders of Student Cards (full-time students only) and holders of Macao Senior Citizen Cards.  In addition, a 20% discount is available for holders of MET (Macao Entertainment and Tourism) cards, teacher cards, youth cards, credit cardholders of Bank of China Macau Branch, Banco Weng Hang S.A., ICBC Macau, Luso International Banking Ltd., BCM Bank and BNU, and holders of Bank of China Tri-Currency Debit Card. Furthermore, to support local artists, 40% discount upon simultaneous purchase of 2 tickets for any 2 local performances (marked “  ”)(only available for performances at the Macao Cultural Centre, Dom Pedro V Theatre and the Macao Tower Auditorium)

Detailed information about the MAF is available in the MAF booklet, which can be obtained at the Cultural Affairs Bureau, Tap Seac Gallery, Kong Seng Ticketing, Macao Conservatory, Macao Central Library, CTM (RuaPedro Coutinho Branch and Taipa Branch), Macau Cultural Centre, Public Information Centre, various bookstores and music companies, Café Ou Mun, Clube Militar de Macau, Litoral Restaurant and Akasaka Café, etc. To support a green environment, you may also download the electronic booklet from www.icm.gov.mo/fam.  For enquiries, please call 8399 6699.  For telephone bookings, please call the MAF 24-hour hotline 2855 5555 (Macao), 2380 5083 (Hong Kong) and 139 2691 1111 (Mainland China).  Online booking is available at www.macauticket.com.

 



The 22ⁿᵈ Macao Arts Festival

2011‧04‧29 ~ 05‧28

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