Tickets for the 27th Macao Arts Festival on sale from Sunday

The dance show Glide

The 27th Macao Arts Festival (MAF), organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau, will be held from 30 April to 29 May. This edition of the MAF is themed “Time” and has “Reshape your Imagination. Appreciate the Spirit of the Times” as slogan, presenting several excellent performances. Tickets will be available through the Macau Ticketing Network from 10am on 13 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 13 March. This edition of the MAF offers a variety of exceptional performances. The Festival kicks off with A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a show about Shakespeare’s romantic comedy; and closes with Macbeth, one of Shakespeare’s most renowned tragedies; the Yue opera Lu You and Tang Wan, a performance featuring the aesthetics of the opera from the region to the south of the Yangtze river, classified Intangible Cultural Heritage. Several local performances are also fascinating: the play Someone in “Outlaws of the Marsh” featuring elements of Cantonese Opera, which transcends the eastern and western boundaries; Shelf Life, a combination of visual arts and installation; and numerous family programmes such as The Assembly of Animals, Glide and In Chants, allowing children and adults to appreciate the arts together. Various types of discounts are offered in this edition of the MAF. An early bird 30% discount is offered, subject to certain criteria, from 13 to 20 March and a 20% discount is offered from 21 March onwards; a 30% discount for purchasing tickets in a designated period of time by presenting valid full-time Student Card (in designated seating area) or Teacher’s Card. Holders of BOC Multi-currency Credit Card or BOC card will receive a 30% discount on tickets for the opening and closing performances, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Macbeth, as well as a 20% discount on all other shows. A 20% discount for all shows is also available for those who purchase their tickets with ICBC Macao, BCM Bank, OCBC Wing Hang Bank or Tai Fung Bank MasterCard, Visa or Unionpay cards. A 50% discount will also be offered to holders of Macao Senior Citizen Card or the Disability Assessment Registration Card, with purchases limited to one ticket per person per performance. For each purchase over MOP800 (net amount after discount), purchasers are entitled to receive a discount voucher and exclusive offers at MGM Macau’s selected restaurants and SPA (available while stocks last). On the first day of ticket sales, ticket purchases are limited to a maximum of 10 tickets per performance per person, except for the shows The Assembly of Animals and Circles (purchase limited to a maximum of 4 tickets per performance per person) and In Chants (purchase limited to a maximum of 2 Children Packages and 2 Observer tickets per performance per person). In addition, the show In Chants offers special packages. For more information, please refer to the MAF’s booklet. For more information about the performances, ticket purchase and other discounts, please visit the “Arts Festival Guidebook”, download the PDF version at (, follow the MAF’s page on Facebook or subscribe to IC’s WeChat account. Ticket reservation is available at: 2855 5555. Online ticket reservation is available at

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