Catch a Taiwanese Opera at the Taiwan Traditional Theatre Centre

If you’ve a desire to experience some traditional Chinese/Taiwanese theatre and music, the Taiwan Traditional Theatre Centre is the place to go.

Located not too far from Shilin Night Market, the theatre is housed in a modern, almost futuristic looking building which opened in 2016.

The main auditorium has two floors of very comfortable seating with a capacity of just over 1,000.

The National Chinese Orchestra of Taiwan and the Guoguang Opera Company are both resident here, with the latter staging Beijing Opera, complete with extravagant costumes and makeup and playing traditional music, complete with drums, traditional instruments and xylophones.

The dialogue will of course be in Chinese but it’s the performances and music you should come for. They’re first class.

Pros

  • Great place to experience traditional music and theatre
  • Great venue

Cons

  • Not in English

Traveller Tips

See their events page for upcoming performances.

Location

Closest MRT: Zhishan (red line – exit 1)

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