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Current Operations

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Current Operations

The Programming Section

Responsible for organizing music/dance/theater performances, hosting the cultural entertainment program, entitled “A Feast for the Mind,” for the Taipei City Government, promoting general arts and cultural activities, organizing the Taipei Cultural Awards, publishing the Taipei City Arts Promotion Office's cultural activity newsletters, scheduling The Metropolitan Hall programs, managing facility use and maintenance, and promoting other art events.

  • Art Performances
    In assisting art performing activities, this Section helps  to arrange the Taipei City Arts Promotion Office's Program Review Committee's approved music, dancing, and theatrical programs to perform at The Metropolitan Hall or other performing venues.
  • The Metropolitan Hall
    Formerly known as the Taipei Municipal SEH Cultural Activity Center, The Metropolitan Hall adopted its current name after completing its renovation in March of 2003, and has since become a modern, professional, and versatile theater that applies a human touch to its design and emphasizes the provision of considerate services to the public. In the future, The Metropolitan Hall will strive to become a first-class theater that provides the best performing and recreational environment possible for all our citizens as well as artistic and cultural groups.
    The Metropolitan HallTaipei Capital BalletStory Works-Unspoken
  • The Art Plaza
    The renovation of The Metropolitan Hall Art Plaza, completed in 2003, not only upgraded the original facilities but also expanded it by adding a wood-board audience rest area and many flower beds in order to evoke a pleasant sense of greenery and an artistic atmosphere. More importantly, it  also offers citizens of Taipei an additional ideal venue for recreational activities and outdoor performances.
  • The Wen-Shan Theater
    Located at No. 32, Jingwen Street, the Wen-Shan Theater was formerly the Jing-mei District Office. The architecture license was granted in November 2000 and the construction was commenced on March 12th 1991 and completed in September 2003. Check and acceptance procedures were completed by November 17th, 2003.
    The Wen-Shan Theater was formally open to the public on January 17th 2004. which granted the branch a base of 1,216㎡, a height of 44.37㎡, an area of 474.32㎡, as well as an underground depth of 11.95㎡.
    The building is comprised of three underground levels and twelve above-ground floors that were constructed from a steel skeleton structure with metal-framed glass curtain walls. It also possesses superior earthquake resistance and is an environment-friendly green building. In terms of internal space arrangement, the Wen-Shan Theater contains a small multi-functional children’s theater with a capacity of 240 persons with the main objective of promoting music, dancing and theatre to parents and children. The Wen-Shan Theater  is also equipped with classrooms for the teaching of arts, as well as a three-dimensional exhibition area and several rehearsal rooms of varying sizes.
    The Wen-Shan TheaterArt Education In-DepthExhibition:Behind The Scenes
  • The Theatre Forest Hall
    Combining public art, the Hall boasts a fairy-tale-like forest in the entrance lobby on the first level in order to provide a place for children to play and rest. Time by time, it also features shows or exhibitions for parents and children, as well.
  •  Exhibitions
    Various art exhibitions for children are planned in order to inspire their creativity and hone their artistic senses.
  • Family Theatre
    (1) Venues Rentals
    Services are suspended on Chinese New Year and facility maintenance day.
    (2) Performance
    Services are arranged according to program schedules.

wuiting around the world and the story of wealthy cats by paperwindmill theatre  the king of tyawan by holo taiwanese opera troupe

The Metropolitan Hall  lan yang danciing troupe-walts of dreams

the rail branch at fanshudiing. the war hero_liu ming-chuan by yi-shin theatre  the beauty of natural ecology: taiwan wild bird photography exhibition

holding hands parent-children children painting exhibition



Arts Promotion Section

Responsible for training cultural volunteers; operating exhibition areas; managing special events such as music salons and music hours; organizing self-sponsored annual invitation exhibitions, seminars, and other art activities; and promoting community-based cultural-educational activities.

  • Cultural Volunteer Training
    In order to broaden our service, the Taipei City Arts Promotion Office continues to conduct systematic training programs for volunteers interested in promoting art and cultural development. As of today, a total of 250 trained volunteers are under the employment of the Taipei City Arts Promotion Office to provide necessary support such as inquiry, guidance, and activity promotions.
  • Exhibition Area Management
    Exhibition areas in the Taipei City Arts Promotion Office include the first-floor lobby exhibition area and three exhibition rooms, which provide a variety of exhibit spaces for visual arts creators to choose from, and have constant art works including calligraphy, paintings, photographs, and handicrafts on display.
  • Self-Sponsored Annual Invitation Exhibitions
    Taipei City Arts Promotion Office organizes regular art masters exhibitions and county/city cultural exchange invitation exhibitions on an annual basis and publishes albums of the works on exhibition.
  • Music Salon
    In order to provide an opportunity for Taipei citizens to fill their long weekends with high-quality cultural feasts, the Taipei City Arts Promotion Office organizes a diverse pool of arts and musical performances on its first-floor lobby stage every Sunday afternoon of each month. By breaking out of the salon atmosphere of a conventional music hall, the music salon hopes to shorten the distance between citizens and artists or musicians and, thereby, allow a true exchange of ideas and weltanschauungs.
  • Music Hour
    In order to increase visiting citizens' exposure to the music of the Taipei City Arts Promotion Office and enrich musicans' stage experiences with musical expression as the main thread, Music Hour allows performers and the audience to immerse themselves in the pleasant harmonies of lovely melodies. The programs are performed on the first-floor lobby stage of the Taipei City Arts Promotion Office at 2:30p.m. every second Wednesday.
  • Lectures
    “Citizen Seminars,” in which specialists and scholars from different fields are invited to serve as keynote speakers, are held in the afternoon every other Saturday. Meanwhile, systematic and specialized seminars featuring heavy-weight instructors are organized in order to provide the public with in-depth learning opportunities.
  • Promotional Services
    Compiling the speech content of “Citizen Seminars” into books for citizen’s request.


volunteer counter providing service and information to citizens  brilliant erhu performance by music salon

community charity performance by students of community magic seed training camp  joyful art class for parents and children

on-site of citizen seminars  on-site of citizen seminars



Traditional Opera Section

  • Folk Opera Joint Performances
    In order to preserve, promote, and pass on the rich legacies of folk operas, the Taipei City Arts Promotion Office replaced the past annual “competition” of folk operas with a “joint performance” of a single form of opera per year in 2002, which has received wide recognition and much acclaim since its incipience.
  • Arts Festival in Community
    As an effort to incorporate art into the everyday lives of the citizenry, the Taipei City Arts Promotion Office brings a wide variety of great art exhibitions and cultural performances into community squares, school campuses, and local parks during holidays and weekends for the enjoyment of neighborhood residents and the public in general. Currently the Taipei City Arts Promotion Office organizes fourty-eight performance sessions or exhibitions per year.
  • Festival Celebration Activities
    The Taipei City Arts Promotion Office organizes festive activities and celebration programs during important traditional holidays, including the Chinese New Year, Lantern Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, and Mid-Autumn Festival to allow the public to experience and appreciate the essence and fun of Chinese folk culture.
  • Promotional Activities
    This Section issues and distributes the Taipei City Arts Promotion Office's Cultural Activity Newsletter to various public locations, community chief offices, cultural and educational institutions on a monthly basis
  • DaDaoCheng Theater
    Formerly known as the Taipei Cultural Activity Center Yan-ping Branch, The DaDaoCheng Theater adopted its current name after completing its renovation in March of 2010, and brings together all types of traditional theatre as well. It carries on the cultural tradition of the Traditional Theatre District and serves as the new home of traditional theater in Taipei.


photos of local opera performances in 2004  photos of local opera performances in 2004

local opera-the puppets in the hands maneuver thousands of soldiers (puppy show comminity touring performance)  chinese lunar new year writing spring festival couplets

dragon boat festival - lion presenting blessing  mother's day

summer interest camp-playing instrument  participants of mucha people image exhibition seminar



Administration Section

Responsible for documentation, administration, and cashier activities, including conference room scheduling, performance evaluation, organizational facility management and maintenance, and other matters not included under in the responsibilities of other business sections.

  family playground



Accounting Office

Handling budgets and accounting matters, and compiling statistics whenever necessary.



Personnel Office

Managing personnel and personnel related matters.