Words from the Artistic Director

On the 30th Anniversary of the NTCH —
The Prime Eternity on the Stage

In 1987, the National Theater and Concert Hall (NTCH) opened with the glamorous sounds of a giant gong, officially launching an important chapter in the history of Taiwan’s performing arts. In 2017, the NTCH turns 30 years old. Both of the micro-facelift for the Concert Hall and the major renovation for the National Theater were accomplished in accordance with the schedule in 2016. Now, the NTCH greets its audiences with a brand new space design and the service that meets practical demands. Meanwhile the 2017 Taiwan International Festival of Arts (TIFA) also kicks off a historical three-month artistic feast with 25 brilliant programs.

In terms of managing venues for performing arts, Taiwan is without doubt a late starter in comparison with the historical European theaters. However, step by step, the NTCH has led the audiences and artists in Taiwan to keep up with the progress of the time and thus witness the changes for the past 30 years, minimizing the “time difference” during the process. In the artistic creation, there is “time difference” between the past and the present, and such “time difference” also exists between the performance on the stage and the presentation of images as well as between the linear time and cyclical time. Time, for the NTCH, is also a word of significance that is worth of contemplation. Therefore, with “Everlasting” as the theme for the 2017 TIFA, the NTCH, with a cautious yet grateful heart, invites all those who have or have not yet shared with us to walk into the theater and experience the prime eternity created by artists in the blackness behind the curtain. With the performing arts as an agent, let’s jointly savor the “time difference” and the eternal theme of “time” for creativities.

The 2017 TIFA showcases a strongest ever cast, including not only familiar old friends, but also new companion that the NTCH is eager to introduce to the audiences. The NTCH Artists in Residence also present their brand-new creations. The works from different generations also illustrate another type of “time difference,” which leads us to re-think the past and define the future.

Anyway, we look forward to seeing you in March whether it’s in the National Theater or the Concert Hall! You should already hit the road by now!

李惠美
Artistic Director
National Theater & Concert Hall National Performing Arts Center

Ticketing

2016/10/25-10/31: Advanced purchase with 20% off for NTCH members
Tickets sale officially starts from 2016/11/1.

Booking

兩廳院售票系統

TIFA Ticket Discounts

Eary Birds Discount (2016/10/25-11/30)

Anyone who purchases tickets of NT$1,200 or above, regardless of the total amount of purchase, may enjoy 25% off. (Both NTCH members and general public are eligible.)

Tickets Set Discount

Advanced purchase for NTCH members starts from 2016/10/25 and then the tickets sale is open to the general public from 2016/11/1.

30% OFF for “Tickets Set of Perfect Ten” —

  • Enjoy 30% off when you buy 10 tickets in one purchase, including one ticket for each of at least 10 programs. (The discount excludes tickets for performances at the Experimental Theater and the Recital Hall as well as tickets of the lowest price.)
  • Limited Offer: A set of Escents Rhapsody Aroma Spray (15ML) will be accompanied with each purchase of the first 300 sets.

25% OFF for “Tickets Set of Lucky Six” —

  • Enjoy 25% off when you buy six tickets in one purchase, including one ticket for each of any three international programs and each of any three domestic programs. (The discount excludes tickets for performances at the Experimental Theater and the Recital Hall as well as tickets of the lowest price.)
  • Limited Offer: A set of Escents Rhapsody Aroma Sticks will be accompanied with each purchase of the first 200 sets.

20% OFF for “Royal Tickets Set of Dancing Queen” —

  • Enjoy 20% off when you buy one ticket for each of the Rosas Company’s Vortex Temporum and Fase, regardless the ticket price.

  • NTCH International programs: Piotr Anderszewski’s piano concert, Schauspielhaus Zürich’s Who is Afraid of Hugo Wolf?, concert by Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Hamlet by Oskaras Koršunovas and OKT Theatre from Lithuania, concert of King of Fado Camané, An Evening with Shujaat Khan, Needcompany’s The Time Between Two Mistakes, Angela Gheorghiu with TSO, Rocío Molina Company’s Bosque Ardora, Miss Julie by Katie Mitchell and Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Rosas Company’s Vortex Temporum (05/11) and Fase (05/13), and Toneelgroep Amsterdam’s The Fountainhead.


    NTCH domestic programs: The Soldier’s Tale, Legend Lin Dance Theatre’s Tide, Story of the Daughter of the Sun by Taiwu Ancient Ballads Troupe & Puljetji Tribe, Ming Hwa Yuan Arts & Cultural Group’s The Dragon Rises, the Ju Percussion Group’s Our Percussion Music, the Godot Theatre Company’s My Crazy Mommy, and National Symphony Orchestra’s From Formosa--Pre-tour Concert.


    When purchasing the “Tickets Set of Perfect Ten” and the “Tickets Set of Lucky Six,” you can only choose one of the two programs by Rocío Molina Company.

Exclusive Discount for TIFA Partnership —

  • Enjoy 10% off when purchasing tickets from the National Theater and the Concert Hall with FamilyMart’s cup sleeves in the period of 2017/3/1-5/28.

Daily Discount From 2016/11/01 —

  • 5% off for SPOT members
  • 10% off for NTCH members; Eslite members; postpaid customers of Taiwan Mobile with the authentication code
  • 20% off for students (with valid student IDs while purchasing and admission) ;
  • 50% off for senior citizens above 65 years of age and people with disabilities (with valid IDs while purchasing and admission)

Notices for Discount Tickets

  1. When purchasing the “Tickets Set of Perfect Ten” and the “Tickets Set of Lucky Six,” you can only choose one of the two programs by Rocío Molina Company.
  2. NSO’s From Formosa--Pre-tour Concert is also a part of the NSO 16/17 tickets set, which has started sales from 2016/7/7. You can only choose either TIFA tickets set or NSO tickets set.
  3. No refund for single program will be accepted after the purchase of ticket sets.
  4. Only one discount program can be selected while purchasing tickets.

Discount Tickets for People with Disabilities (applicable only to programs organized by NTCH)

Given the safety consideration, people with disabilities (including wheel-chair users) should access to the auditorium with the assistance of accompanying families or friends.

Seats for people with disabilities and wheel-chair users (applicable only to programs performed in the National Theater and the Concert Hall)

  1. Tickets for the seats for people with disabilities and wheel-chair users are available both on the official website and at the box office of the NTCH. From the second Sunday to the third Sunday in every month, free tickets for the program in the next month are available for request by people with disabilities and one of their accompanies. For those who choose to book tickets on-line, please book tickets on the designated webpage of the official website of the NTCH Ticketing System, which offers free tickets to people with disabilities for the programs organized by the NTCH, and then collect them at the ticket office of the performing venues on the date of performance with valid IDs and Disability Cards. For those who choose to collect tickets on site, please collect tickets at the ticket office of the NTCH with the original copy of the Disabilities Cards. For each of the performances, there are 13 seats for people with disabilities in the National Theater and 19 in the Concert Hall, while there are five seats for wheel-chairs users in the National Theater and six in the Concert Hall. Those who use seats for wheel-chair users should use their own wheel-chairs when admitted to the auditorium.
  2. Each person can only request for free tickets for one performance per month (no more than two tickets, including the accompanying person). If collecting tickets on behalf of people with disability, you can only collect tickets for one person only.
  3. If there are tickets remaining after the on-line booking and on-site collecting, the remaining tickets are available for reservation via telephone (02-33939888) at 1-5pm from the third Monday to third Saturday every month. After reservation, please send the photocopies of the front and back of the Disability Card via fax (02-33939908) for verification. Once verified, you may collect the tickets for seats for people with disabilities (including seats for wheel-chair users) with valid Disability Cards at the ticket office of the performing venues one hour prior to the performance on the date. Those who have made reservations but failed to show up for collection for three times shall be disqualified to make reservation for one year.
  4. For the programs organized by the NTCH, if there are tickets remaining unsold on the date of performance (excluding seats in the VIP box), those tickets will be available for request by people with disabilities and their company (one person only) during the opening hour of the ticket office until 30 minutes prior to the curtain-up. Please collect the free tickets at the ticket office of the NTCH with the original copy of Disability Cards.

Notice for 50 % off tickets

While purchasing tickets for programs organized by the NTCH, people with disabilities and their company (one person only) are entitled to 50% off the ticket price. Please show tickets and valid IDs when admitted to the auditorium.

The NTCH Ticketing System
www.artsticket.com.tw(QR CODE)
02-3393-8888

Tickets can also be purchased at retailing stores of FamilyMart, 7-11 ibon, and Hi-Life.

※ The organizer reserves the rights for changes and ultimate interpretation of all discounts and gifts arrangement.

Visit

Taipei MRT

The NTCH is located at the junction of the Xindian, Zhonghe and Xiaonanmen lines of the Taipei MRT. Take any of these lines to the MRT Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall Station and exit through Gate 5.

BUS

0 East, 15, 15 shuttle bus, 150,000 U.S. line, 20, 22, 22 shuttle bus, 38, 204, 204 shuttle bus, 208, 208 overhead line, 208 River two public housing base line, 214, 214 train , 236, 237, 249, 251, 252, 253, 297, 644, 648, 660, 670, 671, Xinyi trunk

PARKING

An underground parking garage with 699 spaces is located underneath the complex.
This parking garage is limited to automobiles only; motorcycles are not allowed.