Words from the Artistic Director

TIFA – An Art Carnival for Everybody!

Ten years ago, the National Theater and Concert Hall (NTCH) had its inaugural launch of the Taiwan International Festival of Arts (TIFA) in an effort to introduce Taiwanese audience global trends through performing arts as well as to showcase the local creative energy on an international stage. It is not only the direction toward which the NTCH is marching but also the goal it continues striving for. Inheriting such a strong driving force, we hope to take it up a notch! With leading tastes and artistic foresights, we aim to build TIFA as one of the most important and the brightest annual arts festivals, and making it the most anticipated arts event in early spring!

The year of 2019 marks the 11th year of TIFA. In celebration of such a new starting point, we re-define “TIFA” as an art festival full of “Talent” and “Inspiration” to be shared by all. By showcasing rich and exquisite art creations, it leads the audiences to see the global arts with “Foresight” and brings “Amazing” experiences to each of the participants! Eventually, TIFA, as an art festival, will successfully transform itself from a window of displaying art visions to a platform for the exchanges between artists and audiences.

As the most jubilant and joyful festival in the beginning of every year, TIFA is not only a feast for art enthusiasts but also an arts festival that offers enjoyment for everyone. From 19 brilliant programs brought forth by domestic and international performing arts groups to a series of diversified and rich peripheral activities, we hope to share with more people the values of the art festival and to link together all of those from different backgrounds and different fields, as well as different ages and ethnic groups but share a collective imagination. Every person will find a reason to walk into NTCH and be deeply impressed and moved by the experience.

Now, the 2019 TIFA is ready and waiting for your participation!

Executive and Artistic Director,National Theater & Concert Hall
National Performing Arts Center


Tickets sale officially starts from 12:00 on 2018/12/1 (Sat). Advanced purchase with 20% off discount for NTCH members: 2018/11/24-2018/11/30



2019 TIFA Ticketing Information

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT (2018/11/24-2018/12/20):

Anyone who purchases single or multiple tickets of NT$1,200 or above may enjoy 25% off discount. (Both NTCH members and general public are eligible.)


In the early bird discount sale period, any purchase of at least 10 tickets of NT$1,200 or above in one transaction will be accompanied by an Aesop Travel Kit (50ml x4= 4) as a gift; limited to the first 200 purchases only.

20% OFF FOR “1+1” Tickets Sets:

From 2018/12/21, anyone who purchases any of the following combinations of the 2019 TIFA programs may enjoy 20% off discount. (The sale of tickets sets will end whenever one of the programs in a given combination is sold out.)

  • A Million Miles Away by Huang Yi Studio + & The Possible Memoirs of a Traitor by 4 Chairs Theatre
  • Sangpuy in Concert & An Event of Nanguang with Wang Xinxin, Qing Qing Sing
  • Drums in the Night by Münchner Kammerspiele & Play God by Co-coism
  • une maison by Christian Rizzo & kNOwn FACE by LEE Chen-wei

25% OFF for “Traveling Worldwide” Tickets Sets:

Advanced purchase for NTCH members starts from 2018/11/24 and then the sale is open to general public from 2018/12/1. Anyone who purchases one ticket for each of the two performances by Kinan Azmeh's CityBand at the same time will enjoy 25 % off discount. (The sale of tickets sets will end whenever one of the programs is sold out.)


  • Employees of Powerchip Group may enjoy 20% off discount when purchasing tickets for Krystian Zimerman Piano Recital during the period of 2018/11/24-2018/11/30 and 10% off discount from 2018/12/1 on.
  • FamilyMart customers may enjoy 10% off discount when purchasing tickets for any of the 2019 TIFA programs at the National Theatre and Concert Hall upon showing FamilyMart’s Let’s Café X TIFA coffee cup sleeve during the period of 2019/2/27-2019/4/21.
  • Postpaid customers of Taiwan Mobile: Both general and VIP customers may enjoy 10% off discount when purchasing any of the 2019 TIFA programs with a valid authentication code. VIP customers may exchange for a 2019 TIFA magnet with a TIFA ticket and a coupon shown on the mobile phones at the Information Desks on the ground floor in the National Theatre and Concert Hall during the period of 2019/2/16-2019/4/21; limited offer only.

Daily Discount From 2018/12/01 —

  • 5% off for SPOT members; Taipei 101 Prestige Club members and Gift Card holders with valid authentication codes
  • 10% off for NTCH members; Eslite members; postpaid customers of Taiwan Mobile with valid authentication code; KGI Bank credit card holders (from 2018/11/24);
  • 20% off for students (with valid student IDs while purchasing and admission); and
  • 50% off for senior citizens above 65 years of age and people with disabilities (with valid IDs while purchasing and admission)


  1. The Aesop gift set for the Early Bird discount can be exchanged at the Information Desk on the ground floor in the National Theater between 2018/12/1 and 2018/12/28. Please bring along your tickets or mobile phones (in case of purchasing electronic tickets) for verification. One person may exchange for one set only.
  2. No refund for single program will be accepted after the purchase of ticket sets.
  3. Only one discount program can be used at one time while purchasing tickets.
  4. Tickets are available at box offices of the NTCH Ticketing System, 7-11 ibon, FamilyMart, and Hi-Life.

※ The organizer reserves the rights for changes of programs as well as for the ultimate interpretation of all discount programs and gifts arrangement.


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.


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


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