Red House Theater

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Red House Theater, Ximending, Taipei

The Red Chamber Theater (Chinese: 紅樓劇場; pinyin: Hónglóu Jùchǎng), often called the Red Theater or Red Play House in English, is a historic theater in the Ximending, Wanhua District, Taipei, Taiwan. The theater is located at 10 Chengdu Road.

History[edit]

Built in 1908 during Japanese rule and designed by Japanese architect Kondo Juro, it was originally a market building but was used as a theater from 1945 onward. The building recently underwent an extensive renovation.

Architecture[edit]

The ground floor currently houses a small cafe and a display on the history of the structure, as well as several shops in which independent artists sell their art. The second floor theater regularly hosts live performances.

Events[edit]

It was the venue of the Wikimania 2007 Party [1], which included a short film festival [2].

Transportation[edit]

The theater is accessible within walking distance West from Ximen Station of the Taipei Metro.

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Coordinates: 25°02′31″N 121°30′24″E / 25.041987°N 121.506739°E / 25.041987; 121.506739