Cultural Event

Upholding the “Preservation of Cultural Heritage” as its guiding principle, the Jao Tsung-I Academy has established a broad and open cultural platform for the general public to conduct cultural exchange as well as to experience and help preserve the unique culture of Hong Kong.

From time to time, the Academy, in various modes of cooperation with local and overseas cultural organizations, organizes different types of art and cultural activities to promote Chinese culture.


Jao Tsung-I Academy, located at the former Lai Chi Kok Hospital, is a historic compound selected as one of the projects under the “Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme” of the Development Bureau of the HKSAR Government.

Today it takes on a new role as a hub for arts and culture promotion, reaching out to different parties to collaborate and enrich the cultural life of the Hong Kong community.

Architectural Conservation

Since the end of the nineteenth century, the present site of the Jao Tsung-I Academy has served successively as a customs station, as dwellings for Chinese labourers, as a quarantine station, as a prison, as a hospital for infectious diseases, and as a psychiatric rehabilitation centre. It has performed totally different roles and functions in response to the different needs of society at different times.
The compound has now been revitalised as a cultural landmark. Its cluster of buildings has been converted into various types of facilities, continuing to play a part in furthering cultural exchange.


The site of Jao Tsung-I Academy has more than 100 years of rich and vibrant history. In this long history, it was used as a customs station, Chinese laborers’ quarters, a quarantine station, a prison, an infectious disease hospital and a psychiatric rehabilitation care home. For more than a century, this place has reflected the historical and social changes of Hong Kong.

Now it is revitalized as a center that promotes Chinese culture and facilitates cultural exchange.

  • Tuesday August 29th, 2017

    In order to facilitate further development needs of Jao Tsung-I Academy, Souvenir Corner ​in Block G of Middle Zone will be relocated with effect from 11 Sept 2017 (Monday).

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  • 2018-04-06 - 2018-04-21
    Time: 10 am - 6 pm

    Journey of mind

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  • 22 April 2018
    Time: 20:00

    The Sound of Souls

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    Name of Orchestra: The Hong Kong Gospel Choir

    Venue: Jao Tsung I-Academy Theatre

    Ticket: Early bird Adult $180, Disabled Person,Students and Senior  $90

    Walk-In    $240



  • 2018-02-15 - 2018-03-31
    Time: 截止投稿日期為2018年3月31日

    “Flowers & Scenery” Photography Competition 2018

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    Every year in spring the bauhinia blooms all over Jao Tsung-I Academy. The blossoms dotting the historic red-brick architecture. The annual “Flower Festival” of the Academy starts again now.

  • 2018-02-15 - 2018-3-31
    Time: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Flower Festival 2018

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  • 2018-03-23 - 2018-03-25
    Time: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

    Every day is a good day: Slow living for one day

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    When it feels like
    things go against you in life,
    connect to the power within you.
    Thrive through uncertainty.
    Find inner strength.
    Be at ease. Every day is a good day

  • 2018-03-30 - 2018-04-02
    Time: (4日3夜 全天活動)

    Zen Photography Camp 2018

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    Photography is feeling the moment and pressing the shutter at the right time.

  • 1月14日、28日、2月11日、25日、3月11日、25日
    Time: 上午11時 – 下午6時

    Hanging Around @ JTIA 2018 – “Spot • Creativity” x “Spot • Handmade” x “Spot • Music”

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    Time:11:00 – 18:00

  • 1月6日 – 4月22日(星期一至星期日)
    Time: 上午10時 – 下午6時

    “A Fulfilling Life with Etiquette” Cultural Exhibition

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    Exhibition Period: 6 January to 22 April 2018 (Monday to Sunday)
    Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Venue: Hall 2 & 3, The Gallery at Low Zone, Jao Tsung-I Academy