自2014年4月2日起,臺灣表演藝術發展邁入了全新的里程碑。「國家表演藝術中心」(以下簡稱本中心)正式掛牌成立,代表了一個「一法人多場館」新時代的來臨,轄下包含臺北、臺中、高雄三個國家級藝文場館 ——「國家兩廳院」、「臺中國家歌劇院」、「衛武營國家藝術文化中心」,以及附設團隊「國家交響樂團(NSO)」。

本中心與三館一團四位總監 —— 國家兩廳院藝術總監劉怡汝、臺中國家歌劇院藝術總監邱瑗、衛武營國家藝術文化中心藝術總監簡文彬以及NSO音樂總監呂紹嘉,帶領所有工作團隊共同執行本中心核心任務:辦理三場館以及NSO之經營管理、表演藝術文化與活動之策劃、行銷、推廣及交流,以提升國家表演藝術水準及國際競爭力,為臺灣表演藝術的新世紀展開文化創新工程。

2016年,臺中國家歌劇院在眾所期盼下正式開幕,為臺灣表演藝術界注入了嶄新活力;2017年,NSO國家交響樂團、國家兩廳院相繼迎接成立30周年,而衛武營國家藝術文化中心則於2018年10月13日開幕。隨著北中南三個國家級專業場館的到位,國家表演藝術中心自許扮演領航角色,持續帶動臺灣表演藝術下一階段的發展。

April 2, 2014 was a milestone in the development of Taiwan's performing arts. On that date, the National Performing Arts Center (NPAC) was inaugurated under the unique structure of several performing arts venues operating under one entity, namely the National Theater & Concert Hall (NTCH), National Taichung Theater (NTT), and National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) located in Taipei, Taichung, and Kaohsiung respectively, plus an affiliated performance group, the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO).

The executive and artistic directors of the above three venues, Ann Yi-Ruu Liu of NTCH, Joyce Chiou of NTT, Chien Wen-Pin of Weiwuying, together with Lu Shao-Chia, music director of NSO, will join forces in leading their teams to manage and operate the three venues and the NSO, including the planning, promotion, marketing of performing activities, as well as cultural exchanges in the global arena to enhance the quality of Taiwan's performing arts. With three national venues working together, we look forward to a new vitality which will be brought to Taiwan’s performing arts.

The highly-anticipated NTT was inaugurated in 2016. Its opening brought new vitality to the performing arts circle of Taiwan. Both the NSO and the NTCH celebrated their 30th anniversaries in 2017. Meanwhile,Weiwuying was inaugurated on October 13, 2018. With three federally-sponsored professional venues joining forces under the guidance of the NPAC, we will definitely be at the forefront of the next development phase of Taiwan’s performing arts.