Organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC, from its Portuguese acronym), the 31st Macao Arts Festival (MAF) sets off in May. Tickets are available at the Macau Ticketing Network from 10am on 28 March (Sunday). In order to cooperate with the epidemic prevention and control measures, and to safeguard the public health, ticketing service at the outlets, telephone and online booking will be available simultaneously from 10am on the first day of ticket sales. In order to reduce crowd gathering onsite, an online reservation system has been set up for the first day of ticket sales. Members of the public are required to reserve their ticketing slot from 25 March (Thursday) at 10am through the online reservation system of the Macau Ticketing Network.
In order to optimize ticketing arrangements of the MAF and offer the public a convenient ticketing service, the organizer launched diverse ticketing channels, including ticketing service at the outlets and online booking, simultaneously this year. An online reservation system has been set up from 25 March (Thursday) at 10am. Those who want to purchase tickets at the outlets from 10am to 3pm on the first day of ticket sales are required to reserve their ticketing slot with mobile phone number. Those who have successfully registered can buy tickets at their selected outlet accordingly. Those in need of assistance to reserve a ticketing slot can visit any Macau Ticketing Network outlet during business hours and the online platform’s opening period, and make the registration with the assistance of the staff. Furthermore, booking time slots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each mobile phone number can only be registered once. Audience members can also choose to book their tickets via telephone or online, without pre-registration.
By optimizing ticketing arrangements and introducing diverse ticketing channels, the organizer hopes to further encourage residents to experience the convenience of e-governance and avoid crowd gathering. On the first day of ticket sales, ticket purchases are limited to a maximum of six tickets per performance per person. Ticket purchases for the show Property Guide at Lou Kau Mansion are limited to a maximum of two tickets per performance per person.
Various types of discounts are available in this edition of the MAF. Early bird discounts of 30%, subject to certain criteria, are available from 28 March to 4 April and a 20% discount will be offered from 5 April onwards. A 25% discount will be offered from 28 March to 4 April on tickets for all shows for purchases with the “CCM Friends”, “OM Friends”, “Friends of the Macao Chinese Orchestra” and “Friends of MAM”, and a 20% discount on tickets from 5 April. Members of the public who purchase their tickets with BOC Credit Card or BOC card will receive a 30% discount on tickets for the opening and closing performances, White Snake and Taking Leave, as well as a 20% discount on all other shows. A 20% discount on tickets for all shows is also available for purchases with MasterCard, Visa Card or UnionPay Card from BNU, OCBC Wing Hang Bank, BCM Bank or Tai Fung Bank. A 50% discount on tickets for the shows The Coloane Game and On the Other Side of Macao – A magical adventure will also be offered to holders of a valid full-time Student Card, and a 50% discount on tickets for all shows to holders of Macao Senior Citizen Card or Disability Assessment Registration Card. For each purchase over MOP500 (net price after discount), purchasers may receive one discount voucher to enjoy exclusive offer at selected food & beverage outlets of MGM COTAI (available while stocks last). Air Macau customers can enjoy a 20% discount on ticket purchases at all ticketing outlets by presenting their respective boarding pass (flight code NX) within 7 days upon their arrival in Macao.
More information about the 31st MAF will be announced on the Festival’s webpage at www.icm.gov.mo/fam, the respective page on Facebook (search “Macao Arts Festival”), and through IC’s official WeChat account (IC_Art_Macao).