Docent Tour

Volunteer Docent Programme and Thematic Guided Tour Service

“Docent” is a word derived from the Latin word “Docere” which means “to teach”. The Volunteer Docent Programme is a unique programme inviting art lovers to be our ambassadors in connecting the Hong Kong Arts Centre with the general public, nurturing the team spirit of volunteerism and services in the community’s art scene. Before leading interactive guided tours, participants are fully trained through three-lesson docent training workshops on the appreciation of contemporary arts, touring strategies and case studies to learn about different types of audiences.
The professionally trained docents provide delightful interactive tours and art learning activities to audiences ranging from local and international students, community centre groups and overseas art lovers to ethnic minority groups and physical-challenged visitors. The Thematic Guided Tour Services focuses on four themed directions featuring public art, the Hong Kong Arts Centre architectural feature and stories, contemporary art exhibition and art education.
Throughout the years, our docents have served over 30,000 overseas and local audiences. Audience reach keeps broadening with more exploration on the Hong Kong Arts Centre and local art scene in various directions.

Public Art

Discover the little surprises planted in and around the HKAC building - our Public Art collection! Piquing one’s curiosity, it is a perfect activity for all, both big and small.

Architecture and Stories

Get a behind-the-scenes view of the HKAC! You may visit our venues, including the cinema, galleries, theatre, etc, and the Hong Kong Art School on the 10/F. We will introduce the architectural features of our award-winning building and the inner workings of an arts venue along the way. Not to be missed if you are eager to learn about the arts organisations.


Find out about the exhibitions held at the HKAC. The tour will give you a better understanding of the curatorial concept and artworks and foster art appreciation through activity, feeding hungry minds of art lovers.

Art Education

Have fun and enjoy learning! Please contact us if your school or group wishes to have some educational activity in the guided tour.

Free of charge. Reservation is required.
Duration: 45 – 60 minutes
Language: Cantonese, English or Putonghua

+852 2582 0211

Please make reservation at least two weeks prior to planned visit; fill out the form below and send back to us by email:

  1. Proposed Date
  2. Proposed Time
  3. School/ Organisation
  4. Person in charge
  5. Contact Information (Telephone number for on-day contact)
  6. No. of visitors
  7. Visitor background
  8. Language (Cantonese/ English/ Putonghua)
  9. Theme (multiple selections: Public Art/ Architecture and Stories/ Exhibition/ Art Education)
  10. Special requirement (e.g. any wheelchair user or visitor with special needs?)