Art and culture in an historic cold storage warehouse
English-language cultural hub
When it opened in 1984, there was nothing else like the Fringe Club in Hong Kong. With a diverse program of music, art exhibitions and theatre, it was the only alternative English-language cultural venue in the city.
The Fringe Club is housed in the former Dairy Farm Cold Storage Depot, built in 1892 in a late Victorian style. It was used to store Dairy Farm’s milk products, which came from the company’s dairy farm in Pok Fu Lam.
Still relevant today
These days, there are plenty of other cultural venues around Hong Kong, but the Fringe Club still holds a special place in the city’s creative scene. Its three cafés and bars host music, poetry and other events, and there is a black box theatre and art gallery, too.
Famous press club
The Fringe Club occupies just one half of the old cold storage building. The other half hosts the Foreign Correspondents’ Club, a haven for journalists. Though the colonial-style interior is normally reserved for members, the club organises regular talks and speeches that are open to the public.