National Taichung Theater

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Coordinates: 24°9′46″N 120°38′26″E / 24.16278°N 120.64056°E / 24.16278; 120.64056

National Taichung Theater
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Address No. 101, Section 2, Huilai Rd, Xitun District
Owner Taichung City Government
Type Opera house
Capacity 2,014 (grand theater) [1]

23 November 2014 (partial)[2]

2016 (official)
Architect Toyo Ito

The National Taichung Theater (Chinese: 台中國家歌劇院; pinyin: Táizhōng Guójiā Gējù Yuàn) (POJ: Tâi-Tiong Kok-Ka Koa-Ke̍k-Īⁿ) is an opera house in the 7th Metropolitan area of Taichung, Taiwan. The estimated area of the structure is 57,685 square metres (620,920 sq ft). It was designed by Japanese architect Toyo Ito in collaboration with Cecil Balmond at Arup AGU. It was contracted on 11 November 2009 with construction planned for 45 months. The venue had a partial opening on 23 November 2014.[3] It will re-open in 2016.[4]


  • 1992: Taiwan government first proposed as National Musical House
  • 2002: Jason Hu proposed to build in Taichung
  • 2003: 6 billion TWD was allocated to the budget[citation needed]
  • 2006: Contracted with a local company
  • 2009: Contract signed with Toyo Ito
  • 23 November 2014: Completed, opening ceremony held
  • 2015: Closed for additional works to improve safety of visitors

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