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Dadaocheng Theater 大稻埕戲苑

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Wednesday:09:00 - 21:00




Located on the 8th and 9th floors of Yongle Market, Dadaocheng Theater is one of the most notable branches of Taipei Cultural Center. Originally a garden before 1908, it was renovated into a market during the Japanese colonial era. In the old days, the market gathered close to a thousand textile shops, making it the largest textile center in Taiwan. Dadaocheng is also the incubator of traditional Taiwanese operas were nurtured, hence its name “Cave of Theatrical Plays”. Dadaocheng Theater is a great venue for performances, promotional events, and preservation of traditional operas. The theater on the 9th floor accommodates various types of traditional operas, such as Taiwanese folk opera, Beijing opera, Nanguan (南管), Beiguan (北管), Hakka drama, Quyi (曲藝; the art of ballad singing and storytelling), etc. The 8th floor offers regular puppet plays, Nanguan and Quyi performances, while the first floor offers “Play in Play” (遊於戲) arts and cultural activities. During spring and autumn, the theater offers cultural and art workshops on traditional operas, tea making, cloth arts, etc., as well as free arts and cultural seminars, and films of traditional operas. The exhibition gallery on the 8th floor features a permanent exhibition of puppet theaters as well as other special temporary exhibitions. Reservation for guided tour is available for groups of more than 10 people. The leasing of rehearsal rooms and multifunctional presentation rooms are also available to arts and cultural groups. In addition, plans are underway for promotional performance of traditional operas on school campuses, educational courses for arts inheritance, as well as training and performance for youth folk opera groups, as an effort to systematically pass on the art of traditional opera and cultivate young talents.


Art and Cultural Centers
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
8th and 9th floors, No. 21 Sec. 1 Dihua Street, Datong Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

Opening Hours

Sunday 09:00 - 21:00
Monday Off day
Tuesday 09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 21:00
Thursday 09:00 - 21:00
Friday 09:00 - 21:00
Saturday 09:00 - 21:00

Services & Facilities

  • Toilets


Nearby MRT

G Songshan-Xindian Line Beimen

O Zhonghe-Xinlu Line Daqiaotou

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  • randymantaipei

    Taipéi, Taiwán

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  • Julietttkao

    Taoyuan, Taiwán

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    En familia



    最近在玩ㄧ個藝文遊戲叫作阿特幣銀行, 為了集這個銀行的金幣和徽章, 我特地造訪大稻埕戲苑, 結果意外搭上了電梯, 從八樓看美麗的大稻埕, 真的好像到了歐洲喔! 中古世紀的建築物! 我不確定我喜不喜歡看大稻埕戲苑上演的戲, 可是我確定它已經達成它的任務了! 保存台灣戲棚文化。
  • t86841283

    Kaohsiung, Taiwán

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    En pareja



  • yuching67

    Taipéi, Taiwán

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    Con amigos



  • 519yut

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    En solitario



    更近一步的瞭解傳統藝術的演變,現場也有展示出許多各個角色的傳統文物。 今日也觀賞了歌仔戲,演出的團體非常的優秀。

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