The Unique NTCH
Within architecture featuring the characteristics of traditional Chinese palaces, the NTCH possesses four performance venues of international level, installed with professional facilities such as stage, lighting, and audio equipments, satisfying the diverse needs of cultural and art groups as well as artists, so that the most befitting platform can be found for vast orchestras and solitary monologues alike.
For more than 20 years, hundreds of international virtuosos and performing groups have casted their brilliance mounting the stages of the NTCH. The Three Tenors Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, and José Carreras, as well as cellist Yo-Yo Ma have all frequented the NTCH. Wiener Philharmoniker, Berliner Philharmoniker, maestro conductors Mariss Jansons, Lorin Maazel, Seiji Ozawa, Giuseppe Sinopoli have also left their marks here. Take the opportunity now to participate in history, and enjoy the delights of meeting the maestros of art.
Inside the NTCH buildings, creations of many Taiwanese artists have been put on display, by which you can put to test your eye for art and see if you can spot them: the very first fresco in Taiwan Joy to the World, composed by painter Ching-jung Chen and his team of students; the characteristic calligraphy works created by Yang-tze Tong’s combination of traditional calligraphy and aesthetics; the brass sculptures of the late master sculptor Mr. Ying-fong Yang, with themes of music and artifacts of past times and reconstructing their musical and leisure-life atmospheres; and the most local, modern green-thinking interior green walls Green Symphony and Butterfly Dance, designed with the ecological, artistic fashions of French artist Patrick Blanc.
Sign Up for a Guided Tour
Tour Schedule: 13:00 and 15:00, Monday through Friday(For reasons of staff arrangement, guided tours are available only if requested by 10 people or more. We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause.)
About the Tour: 60 minute tour of the Theater and the Concert Hall with professional commentary in Chinese. For tours in foreign languages, please make inquiries by phone.
- Meeting place: Ground floor information desk of National Theater (Door No. 1 of National Theater, located beside Ai-Kuo East Road)
- Fees: 100 for adults; 70 each for group and other forms of discount
- By Internet: Please make a reservation online one week before the scheduled visiting date
- By phone: (02)3393-9888 (9:00 AM to 20:00 PM)
Recommended Special Theme Tours
To provide the public with opportunities to further understand arts and culture, the NTCH organizes irregular thematic events in addition to regular guided tours. For example: publicity concerts in which the audience could experience the magnificence of the pipe organ; Open House activities that invite the people into the mysterious black box of Taiwan’s performing arts shrine; backstage tours through which you can glimpse the secrets about production and the magical space behind the scene with the lead of theater designers and professional technicians; etc., all to offer you experiences of different performing arts genres. For more details, please see the NTCH Official Website or contact us by phone at (02)3393-9888