About Us

EXCEL (EXtension and Continuing Education for Life),
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

HKAPA EXCEL runs continuing education programmes in performing arts, uses performing arts components as tools to provide corporate training, and organises performance-based productions for custom-made clients.

The concept of life-long learning is a world-wide phenomenon, and has been given impetus by the HKSAR Government. Established in 2001, HKAPA EXCEL, the continuing education arm of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, is proud to be making its contribution within the sphere of the performing arts, related technical arts, and film and television.

Partnering with and on behalf of the Academy, EXCEL aspires to be a platform to promote creativity in performing arts, and enhance arts literacy, interest and appreciation through offering high quality life-long learning performing arts education programmes, as well as custom-made professional training for corporate and government clients, and the production of corporate events that require performing arts expressions.

Since 2006, EXCEL has been innovatively using drama techniques to help corporations with staff training and development.

EXCEL’s Summer Musical School (SMS) is renowned by many as the best summer programme for youngsters. Students are intensively trained for three weeks and perform a full scale musical in an Academy theatre with open ticket sales.

Since 2009, EXCEL extends its expertise in musical theatre to a full-time musical theatre programme that leads to the Pearson BTEC qualifications.

EXCEL offers customised services to schools, business corporations, government departments, and commercial clients.
We design and deliver:

Performance Productions for specific purposes such as new product launch, brand-building, customer-development, or fulfilling corporate social responsibilities;

Drama-based Staff Training and Development Workshops to train and develop executives, offering an interesting and participative alternative to traditional seminars and lectures;

Performing Arts Programmes for primary and secondary schools according to their specific needs.

Please contact us for details.