:: Season Programme・Main Stage Production
A Dream Like a Dream
27.07.2019 - 12.09.2019

In a story, someone had a dream. In that dream, someone told a story.

The story begins with a recently graduated doctor and her terminally ill “Patient No. 5”, whose tale encompasses complicated relationships and emotions. The plot unfolds across time and space, alternating between reality and dreamscape. After a journey through a life, the story returns to where it all began.

A Dream Like a Dream is one of the most talked about Chinese-language theatrical innovations. Conceived by acclaimed theatre director Stan Lai, the play creates a dream like experience with a four-sided stage, revolving seating design and an eight-hour performance duration.

In 2002, HKRep presented this epic in a sold-out run and received three accolades at the 12th Hong Kong Drama Awards: Best Overall Performance, Best Costume Design and Best Supporting Actor (Tragedy / Drama).

In the interim, A Dream Like a Dream has touched the hearts of theatre fans in Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Singapore and many other cities.

Download Synopsis and Cast List



Performance Date & Venue


The Box, Freespace, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District (Click here for Location)

Price: $1,450 / $1,050 / $750
Weekday Special: $1,280 / $950 / $680 (with  color bar)

Preview Special: $1,200 / $900 / $650 (27.7.2019)

Additional performance

Presented in Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles

This programme contains strong language

For ages 6 and above

Ticketing Information

  • Approximately 8 hours performance duration with Parts I and II.
  • A Dream Like a Dream is performed in two parts according to the performance schedule. Patrons must purchase both parts of a designated performance.
  • Revolving seats are placed in the middle of the stage $1,450 ($1,280).
  • Patrons who prefer to read surtitles during the performance are suggested to purchase tickets in the seating areas of $1,050 ($950) or $750 ($680). Please note that sightlines for these seats are partially blocked.
  • Latecomers will be admitted only at intermission.
  • Please contact 2200 0022 before purchasing ticket if wheelchair seat is required.

Programme Enquiries: 3103 5900

Tickets available at URBTIX and West Kowloon Cultural District now

Ticketing Enquiries 3761 6661
Telephone Booking 2111 5999
Online Booking www.urbtix.hk
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  • West Kowloon Cultural District
Ticket Outlets Xiqu Centre ticket office, designated Tom Lee outlets and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Telephone Booking and Enquiries 2200 0022
Online Booking www.westkowloon.hk


Cast & Production Team
Playwright / Director
Stan Lai
Guest Leading Cast
Louisa So
Cecilia Choi
Main Cast
Wong Ching Yan Birdy
Co-set Designers
Alex Tam*
Eddie Lam
Lighting Designer
Michael Lizen Chien
Costume Designer
Edmond Wong
Music & Sound Designer
Jaycee Kwok
Movement Designer
Yuri Ng
*With kind permission of Theatre Ronin

Ticket discounts – Details

50% discount for
– Full-time Students (limited offer)
– Senior Citizens aged 60 or above (limited offer)
– People with disabilities & the minder. For purchase of each concessionary ticket for people with disabilities, the customer can purchase one ticket of same concession for a minder.

15% discount for
– HKRep Pals members

10% discount for
– Members of CCDC Dance Inspirations
– Club Bravo members of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
– Zuni’s Friends
– Friends of The Hong Kong Ballet
– Friends of Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra
– Friends of Hong Kong Dance Company
– Chung Ying Theatre “Energy Fun Club plus

10% discount for
(Discounts only available at URBTIX outlets and designated West Kowloon Cultural District ticket outlets upon presentation of valid membership / staff cards)
– Members of HKAPA Alumni Association
– Members of Hong Kong Chinese Civil Servant’s Association
– FANCL Club Members
– Staff of Shun Hing Group
– Bookaholic Members of The Commercial Press
– Members of Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association
– Members or Staff of Broadway Photo Supply Limited

– Members of CCDC Student Dance Inspirations