Traditional Performing Arts
Established in 2003 by the C. F. Koo Foundation, an organization that has actively promoted Peking opera culture for many years, TaipeiEYE is located in the Taiwan Cement Building on Taipei’s Zhongshan North Road.
As well as enjoying fine food and beautiful scenery, for a trip with a difference, visitors to Taiwan should visit Taipei Eye to appreciate Peking opera, lion dance, and other traditional arts performances that are rich in tradition and highly artistic. In doing so, you won’t just enrich your trip, but also experience the varied charms of Taiwanese local culture!
The performances include Peking opera, folk arts/acrobatic, folk music, indigenous dance, and folk musical theater. Subtitles are provided in Chinese, English, Japanese, and Korean. Four performances are held each week and the program is changed once every one and half months to two months, always giving audiences something new to marvel at!
Experiences Away from the Stage
As well as splendid performances, experiences away from the stage can be arranged for visitors to TaipeiEYE, such as watching performers get ready for their performances and learn about the dressing and make-up techniques of Peking opera; you can also try on costumes and have photographs taken with performers.
The venue also has traditional musical instrument performances, a Taiwan glove puppet theater display and experience area and various souvenirs for sale. During the time of the Lantern Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, and Mid-Autumn Festival, special events are held and seasonal snacks are served so that visitors can enjoy an in-depth experience of the fun of Taiwanese folk culture!
Add: 3F, No. 113, Sec. 2, Zhongshan N. Rd., Taipei City (台北市中山北路二段113號3樓)
(Cement Hall at Taiwan Cement Building; entrance on Jinzhou St.)
Tel: (02) 2568-2677
Performances: Mon., Wed., Fri., and Sat.; admission at 7pm, show starts at 8pm
Website: www.taipeieye.com (with program and ticket information)
– Take the MRT Zhonghe-Xinlu Line (Orange Line) to ZHONGSHAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STATION, then follow Minquan E. Rd. and turn left onto Sec. 2, Zhongshan N. Rd. (7-min. walk).
– Or take the MRT Tamsui-Xinyi Line (Red Line) to MINQUAN W. RD. STATION, then follow Minquan W. Rd. and turn right onto Sec. 2, Zhongshan N. Rd. (7-min. walk).
– Or take the MRT Tamsui-Xinyi Line (Red Line) to SHUANGLIAN STATION, then follow Minsheng W. Rd. and turn left onto Sec. 2, Zhongshan N. Rd. (7-min. walk).