Hong KongVisitor Information

March 29 – 31, 2019

Opening Hours

Private View (by invitation only)
Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 2pm to 8pm
Thursday, March 28, 2019, 1pm to 5pm

Thursday, March 28, 2019, 5pm to 9pm

Public Days
Friday, March 29, 2019, 1pm to 8pm
(12 noon to 1pm VIP viewing only)
Saturday, March 30, 2019, 1pm to 8pm
(12 noon to 1pm VIP viewing only)
Sunday, March 31, 2019, 11am to 6pm



Hong Kong
Convention & Exhibition Centre
1 Harbour Road
Wan Chai
Hong Kong, China

Rules for Visitors

To ensure your safety and comfort at our Hong Kong show, please be aware of the following and prepare accordingly:

  • For safety and security reasons, all visitors and their belongings are subject to a thorough inspection before entering the show premises.
  • Backpacks, suitcases and trolleys of any size are not allowed.
  • Bags, briefcases and similar items larger than 16" x 8" x 16" (40 x 20 x 40 cm) must be deposited at the Coat Check.
  • Only one bag per person is allowed.
  • Personal/- non-professional use photography is permitted, however it must be conducted without disruption to the galleries or visitors, and with the safety of the artworks in mind. 
  • Dogs and other pets are not permitted in the exhibition halls, with the exception of certified service animals for visitors with disabilities.
  • Please note that press and promotional photography and filming are taking place on the premises. Attendance at the fair implies permission for your image to be used for non-commercial purposes (including media reports).
  • Smoking or vaping is not permitted on the show premises.

Read the full version of our safety and security policy.

​Visitors with Disabilities

The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre offers a full range of amenities to assist those with disabilities. All entrances are ramped, and spacious guest lifts accommodate wheelchairs. Information counters are equipped with a Braille directory and teleloop system. There are also tactile guide paths, specially designed bathrooms, and telephone booths. The Centre's car parks reserve spaces for drivers with disabilities.

Visiting with Children

UBS Junior Art Hub

Interactive educational arts programs for children presented by UBS. Offered over four-days, complimentary art programs, including tours designed for children, encourage Hong Kong’s next generation of artists to create their own masterpieces in a visually dynamic and child-friendly space. Registration available onsite at the UBS Junior Art Hub.

School Groups

To ensure a high quality experience for all our visitors to the show, and a more hands-on interactive experience for students, pre-registration must be made in advance of the show, as school group visits will be limited each day; school groups are defined as grades K-12. For school group tickets, please register here.

Rules and guidelines

Helpful Hints

Introducing children to Modern and contemporary art can be the beginning of a life-long adventure. Here are some tips for making the most of your children's visit to Art Basel:

  • Children under age 16 must always be accompanied by an adult.
  • Remind your children to always walk, not run.
  • Smaller children can be brought in baby strollers, which are permitted throughout the venue.
  • Remind children that security guards protect us and the art; please ask your children to respect their requests.
  • Instruct your children to never touch art as it can be damaged by the natural oils on their fingers.
  • To protect the art, please enjoy food and beverages only in the dining areas, especially with children.

​Guided Tours

Learn about the art on display with a guided tour by Para Site, available Friday through Saturday during show hours. Free public tours are offered in English, Cantonese and Mandarin to ticket holders. For bookings, please contact guidedtour@para-site.art.

Primary and secondary school tours by 1a space are available in English and Cantonese on Friday and Saturday. For bookings and further information, please contact info@oneaspace.org.hk.

​Cultural Institutions

Hong Kong’s museums offer a diverse range of possibilities, from Modern and contemporary art to Chinese calligraphy and tea ware. Together with prominent international and local art galleries, these institutions shape the modern cultural landscape of the city.


For the duration of our show, you can browse and purchase a wide selection of notable books about Modern and contemporary art from major artworld publishers and prestigious bookstores: Taschen Hong Kong, and Kelly and Walsh

Cafes & Restaurants

Although there are many exciting restaurants in the vicinity, one need never leave Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre for a great meal. Seven restaurants are located throughout the complex, offering everything from casual cafe dining to the formal elegance of fine Chinese cuisine.

Future Show Dates


March 29 – 31


To be announced


To be announced