The Venue Partnership Scheme implemented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) at its performance venues aims to foster a partnership between the performance venues and performing arts groups/organisations with the objectives of enhancing the artistic image and character of the venue and its partner, enlarging the audience base, optimising usage of facilities, developing venue-based marketing strategies, promoting the arts in the community and encouraging community involvement in the development of the arts. The Scheme has been fully implemented since 2009-2010. Due to successive maintenance and renovation works at several performance venues from 2021, the 4th round of the Scheme will be extended from three to four years till March 2022.
Under the 4th round of the Scheme, 22 Venue Partners including individual groups, joint groups and consortia had been selected to organise performing arts activities of varied art forms at 12 LCSD's performance venues. Support to the Venue Partners is given in various forms, including priority use of venue facilities, free work stations, enhanced publicity arrangements and part of the funding for organising activities and related production, promotion, staff and administrative costs. Activities organised by Venue Partners cover a variety of stage performances, educational and audience-building activities in various art forms. For more programme information, please visit the website of individual venues.
The 5th round of the Scheme will be implemented from April 2022 to March 2026.