News & Events

A series of exciting arts and cultural events will take place in Shaw Auditorium in the Spring, including the HKUST Arts Festival 2023 – Arts in Multicultural Hong Kong to promote cultural diversity and dynamism of our city. Join us and be part of this amazing journey! Read more
With the imminent commencement of the Fall Term, a series of exciting arts and culture activities await the HKUST community! From September 25 onwards, there will be a series of musical and cultural events under the banner “Cosmopolis Festival”, featuring the HK Philharmonic Orchestra, renowned harpsichord master Mahan Esfani, Chinese Windpipe Music Ensemble, and other violin and piano concerts. The regular Movie Night@ Shaw series will continue with the addition of the Diversity = Strength Film Festival in October, while student activities such as Career Mosaic and Congregation will also be held at the multi-purpose venue. Read more
Since reopening in April, Shaw Auditorium has hosted two film screenings and a solo piano recital by pianist Aristo Sham. It also held many university-wide events involving students, staff, alumni and external partners. Take a look at what we have planned for the summer.  Read more
We are pleased to announce that the Shaw Auditorium has resumed normal operation. Come and join our events including exhibitions, music programs and film screenings. Read more
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) celebrated today the opening of Shaw Auditorium - a brand new hall with state-of-the-art facilities supported by a HK$150 million donation from the Shaw Foundation Hong Kong (SFHK).  This new landmark is set to turn HKUST into an arts and culture hub, offer a new place of learning and gathering for the community and further humanistic and creativity development of the University and its surrounding environment. Read more
Set to open shortly, our eagerly-awaited Shaw Auditorium will add exciting new dimensions to HKUST’s commitment to feeding the heart and nourishing the soul of its community members. It will also measurably accelerate the development of more boundary-pushing arts and cultural initiatives. Read more
Holistic education is the key to nurture all-rounders to navigate the challenges facing the ever-changing 21st century. While HKUST has served as a breeding ground for science and technology changemakers over the past three decades, the University places equal importance on cultivating its students’ creativity and artistic quality. With the opening of the Shaw Auditorium this year, the University will make the great leap forward to develop creative and innovative minds. Read more

Shaw Auditorium: Spark of Inspiration Exhibition @ the Atrium

Join us to discover the vision, design concept and features of our new auditorium! You will also be able to take an interactive virtual tour, experience the state-of-the-art sound system, and explore what possibilities this future hub of HKUST’s arts and culture can bring!
Date: 10 May - 30 Jun 2021
Venue: Atrium, HKUST

Student Stage Trainee Program

The Student Stage Trainee Program will equip HKUST students with the basic event production knowledge in a professional stage and theater setting. In addition to getting hands-on experience in stage management, sound design, lighting and video technology needed in a real-life backstage setting, the trainees will also familiarize themselves with the ins and outs of the stage and backstage protocols, gaining a fresh perspective and professional experience from theatre and entertainment arts programs. Most importantly, they will be able to participate in the daily operations of the Shaw Auditorium in future.
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology celebrated today the groundbreaking of its multi-purpose auditorium - a new landmark of the University not only allows hosting of large events, but also adds much needed space for teaching and cultural activities that will enrich the lifestyle and learning experience of students, staff and alumni. Read more