Taipei Eye

Attraction No. 113, Section 2, Zhongshan North Road, Zhongshan District Taipei City, Taiwan 10448 Published on: 13-11-2015

1 hours 30 mins
08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
08:00 PM
09:30 PM
Attraction
Cultural
Family
Performance
Must see
Kids
18.00 USD

Taipei Eye is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
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Good for solo Solo Good
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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Taipei Eye showcases Chinese opera together with other rotating performances, including puppet theatre and aboriginal dance. Audience members have the unique opportunity to watch the actors as they rehearse and put on make-up, wigs and costumes.

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Why Taipei Eye is special ?

Taipei Eye, Taipei’s most popular stage show among visitors, takes traditional Chinese opera and distills it down to make it more palatable for a foreign audience. While some Chinese opera performances go on for an entire day, a visit to Taipei Eye takes only an evening, and an evening well spent for anyone interested in the Chinese performing arts.


While Taipei Eye didn’t stage its first performance until 2002, its history dates back to the early 1900s and the opening of the Taiwan Novel Hall as a place to revive Chinese arts during a time in history when the culture of the occupying Japanese had become the norm. The original hall was destroyed during World War II, but the son of the man who built it carried on the legacy by again reviving the art of Chinese opera in Taiwan.


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What to explore at Taipei Eye?

Taipei Eye is ecognized as the distinguished location for the versatile genres of the traditional Chinese and Taiwanese performing arts. The approximately ninety minutes of performances will provide the foreigners in Taiwan with an abundance of visual, sound, touch, smell, and even taste experiences. The show includes the folklores and the local skills, the folk music (South tube, North tube, Eight Sounds etc..), the aboriginal dance and music, the Chu-Yi ( Ping Tan etc. the story telling accompanied by music), and the traditional opera (including Taiwanese folk opera, Peking opera improved by new scenes of dances and martial arts, Kun opera, Li-Yuan opera, Kau-Jia opera, and puppet fun etc. ).

Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evening this popular must-go in the tourist itinerary has fulfilled the demanding mission of “the cultural diplomacy” in Taiwan by dressing up the stylish Chinese performing arts currently available in the typical Taiwanese presentations.

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Selling points

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  • “Absolutely unmissable”
  • “Amazing performance!”
  • “Great for locals, expats & tourists”
  • “Trendy, fun and romantic”
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Duration
5.0 days
Estimated
567.12 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
28 places

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No. 113, Section 2, Zhongshan North Road, Zhongshan District Taipei City, Taiwan 10448

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Tips for you

  • Be sure to bring a camera to snap a few photos with the actors.
    What to bring
  • They provide 15% discount if you are student, or using certain credit card
    Promotion
  • They open only on Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat nights
    Timming
  • Be sure to come early to watch the performers apply their makeup and don their colorful costumes.
    Experience
  • Once you secured the seat, then you have plenty of time to see around of "pre-visit show".
    Experience
  • This is a tourist show but is well-regarded and booking can be done online in English.
    What to know
  • There are three to four shows weekly, usually starting around 8pm.
    What to know
  • Performances are suitable for children 6years and up and run for approximately 90 minutes.
    What to know

Reviews

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The English subtitles will appear to the left of the stage, so take a seat on that side or in the middle.

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Great place! Extremely friendly staff! You can take a few pictures with actors at the break or the end of the show.

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Really enjoyed the show, we saw "Bottomless Pit" performed by the Taipei Li-Yuan Peking Opera Theatre. The show is in Chinese but there are screens either side of the stage with translations, English included. After the performance you can have pictures with the actors, which is great because the costumes are amazing! Highly recommend it!

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Book first before you visit the venue. When I visited the show, I couldn't see a free seat around, so this show is quite popular among tourist. They provide 15% discount if you are student, or using certain credit card (citibank in my case).You might want to get here earlier, I manage to get the center area right beside VIP row. Once you secured the seat, then you have plenty of time to see around of "pre-visit show". Including photo session using traditional costume, traditional music performance, etc.The only minor poiint from my visit is they were given us a wrong paper of show description. The show is Sun Wu Kong, while they were distributing a Pai Su Chen (Legend of White Snake).

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Really great to see a true Beijing opera. The performers were all excellent and the costumes fantastic. Don't miss this

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we booked tickets online which is really convenient with no trouble at all. the actors were amazing but we had to crane our necks (we were in the first row) to see the english subtitles. the actors performed impossible feats of gymnastics which were met by a loud round of applause every time. the costumes are beautiful and the make up adds an interesting touch. adds a nice touch to the evening of taipei... will be sure to come next time

FourSquare View more

Great place! Extremely friendly staff! You can take a few pictures with actors at the break or the end of the show.

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