The 28th Macao Arts Festival (MAF), organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau and themed “Heterotopia”, will be held from 28 April to 31 May, establishing through texts, stories, images, music and imagery, a diversified space away from reality yet closely connected to it, bringing new possibilities to existence. Tickets will be available through the Macau Ticketing Network from 10am on 12 March (Sunday). For the convenience of the public, queuing vouchers will be distributed from 9am on the same day. Telephone and online bookings are available from 12pm on 12 March.
This edition of the MAF offers a variety of exceptional performances. The Festival kicks off with Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music, a reinterpretation of Schubert and Ravel’s classics by internationally acclaimed North-American modern dance company Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane, and closes with The Seagull, performed by the Reykjavik City Theatre. On the occasion of the 110th anniversary of Chinese theatre, the Shaanxi People’s Art Theatre takes to the stage the classic Westland Feuds. Several local performances are also fascinating: the soundscape theatre play Back to the Catastrophic Typhoon of 1874, which original novel was awarded at the Macao Literature Competition; The Nether, which portrays the seemingly limitless dividing line between the real and virtual worlds; and numerous family programmes such as Rusty Nails & Other Heroes, Metamorphosis under Starry Night, A Mano, cater for people all ages to take part in the Festival.
Various types of discounts are offered in this edition of the MAF. Tickets for the 28th MAF will be available at the Macau Ticketing Network from 10am on 12 March (Sunday). Reservations can be made by phone or online from 12pm onwards on the same day. On the first day of ticket sales, each person can purchase a maximum of ten tickets per performance, except for the performances Rusty Nails & Other Heroes, Metamorphosis under a Starry Night andA Mano, which are limited to four tickets per person. Early bird discounts of 30%, subject to certain criteria, are available from 12 to 19 March and a 20% discount will be offered from 20 March onwards. Members of the public who purchase their tickets with a BOC Credit Card or BOC card will receive a 30% discount on tickets for the opening and closing performances, Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music and The Seagull, as well as a 20% discount on all other shows. A 20% discount on tickets for all shows is also available for purchases with MasterCard, Visa Card or UnionPay Card from ICBC (Macau), BCM Bank, or OCBC Wing Hang Bank. A 50% discount will also be offered to holders of Macao Senior Citizen Card or Disability Assessment Registration Card, limited to one ticket per person. For each purchase over MOP800 (net price after discount), purchasers will receive one discount voucher to enjoy exclusive offers at MGM’s selected restaurants and spa (available while stocks last). Air Macau customers can enjoy a 20% discount on ticket purchases at the ticketing outlets by presenting the respective boarding pass (flight code NX) within 7 days upon their arrival in Macao. There is also a special ticket arrangement for the show Remote Macao.
For more information about the programmes, ticket purchase and other discounts, please check the 28th Macao Arts Festival Booklet; the booklet PDF version can be downloaded at www.icm.gov.mo/fam, follow the MAF’s page on Facebook or subscribe to IC’s WeChat account. Ticketing hotline: 2855 5555. Online ticket reservation is available at www.macauticket.com.