Taipei Eye Tours

Learn about the history and culture of Taiwan through an entertaining evening filled with spectacular performances at TaipeiEYE, Taipei’s most popular stage show for visitors. Acts range from traditional Chinese and Taiwanese opera to folklore and puppet theater, combined with a thrilling mix of dance, acrobatics, and martial arts.

The Basics
TaipeiEYE showcases a range of visually stunning traditional performance arts in an updated and exciting manner. The different shows on rotation feature a combination of opera, dance, and acrobatics, as well as traditional music, costumes, and makeup. Be sure to come early to watch the performers applying their elaborate makeup and colorful costumes, and get a chance to try on some yourself. There are a number of photo opportunities with performers throughout the evening as well.
 
TaipeiEYE shows are popular and can sell out. Purchase tickets online ahead of time to avoid disappointment. Or combine a TaipeiEYE performance with a guided dinner and shopping tour or Taipei.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Taipei Eye is a must-see for those with an interest in Chinese and Taiwanese opera and culture.
  • The performances are suitable for families, including children.
  • Don’t forget to bring your camera to take photos with the performers.
  • Videotaping during the performance is not permitted.
  • Subtitles are available in English, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
  • TaipeiEYE is accessible to wheelchair users.
 
How to Get There
TaipeiEYE is in Taipei’s Zhongshan district. By MTR, take the Red Line to Shuanglian (Exit 2) or Minquan W. Road (Exit 8), or the Orange Line to Zhongshan Elementary School (Exit 2). A number of city buses stop at TaiCement Building or Minquan Zhongshan Road nearby.

When to Get There
Performances are held on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Shows during the week last 60 minutes, while Saturday shows last 90 minutes (and are the most expensive).There is a rotation of different shows; check the schedule for the current programming. 

The Art of Lian Pu
There are very specific rules regarding lian pu, or makeup composition in traditional Chinese opera. Certain patterns and colors must be used depending on the character. Every face must have at least three different colors, with the dominant color representing the temperament or personality of the character, so the audience can tell what type of a character someone is just by their makeup. For example, red is for loyalty, white for treachery, blue for bravery, and gold and silver for otherworldly creatures.
Location
Address: No. 113, Sec. 2, Zhongshan N. Rd., Taipei 10448, Taiwan
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TaipeiEYE Traditional Chinese Opera Show Ticket

Experience a one-of-a-kind cultural outing in Taipei when you book tickets to a traditional Chinese opera performance. Held at TaipeiEYE—a local performing arts center—the show mingles music, dance, theatrical performance, acrobatics, and brilliantly vibrant costumes. Enjoy an introduction to the centuries-old art form, and even have the chance to meet the performers. Book tickets before you travel to guarantee your seats and avoid any hassle.
  • Duration: 60 to 90 mins
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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While in bustling Taipei, treat yourself to a full-day private custom tour of the city’s best sites! Your personal driver will help you design the perfect 8-hour itinerary, escorting you to key attractions such as Longshan Temple, Taipei 101 and Beitou Hot Springs. Travel at your own pace, and stop to snap photos, grab a souvenir or explore. Taipei City and the northeast coast is at your fingertips on this private tour!
  • Duration: 8 hours
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