Stage of Cloud Gate Theater

Photo by LIU Chen-hsiang

Cloud Gate Theater

Cloud Gate Theater, located in Tamsui, New Taipei City, is home of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, Cloud Gate 2, and Cloud Gate Culture and Arts Foundation.

After a blaze destroyed its warehouse studio in 2008, Cloud Gate signed a B.O.T. contract with the New Taipei City government for a 40-year operating right to use the public land, under the condition that Cloud Gate provided its own funds for building and running the theater on the site. 4,155 individual and corporate donations, including a gift of US$ 5 million from the Alphawood Foundation Chicago, had made the construction of the Theater possible.

Cloud Gate Theater stands on a hill, adjacent to the Hobe Fort built in 1886 and Taiwan’s first golf course from 1919. With four performing spaces—a 450-seat main theater, two studio theaters, and a 1500-person capacity outdoor theater— along with a café and a restaurant, it not only presents performances by the two home-based companies and visiting troupes, but also functions as a production theater and a cultural hub of the Tamsui district.

Since its opening on April 24, 2015, Cloud Gate Theater had presented more than 100 performances and greeted nearly 100,000 visitors from worldwide. For 2016, a year-round program of performing arts and art exhibitions, including the Rustavi Choir from the Democratic Republic of Georgia, has been scheduled. Moon Water, Lin Hwai-min’s signature work, will also be revived at the Theater.

Cloud Gate Theater

Photo by Matt WEN

2016 Programs

JU MING

White Living World Series Sculpture Exhibition

Jan 1-Dec 31


LIU CHEN-HSIANG

In Between The Moments:
Cloud Gate in a Photographer's Memory

Jan 1-Dec 31


TRIO ZILIA

The Gift of Music

Mar 6

JAM WU

Cut-outs and Alive Art Exhibition

Mar 12-Aug 28


CLOUD GATE FORUM

HUANG SHENG-YUAN

A Breathing Building:
The Making of Cloud Gate Theater

Mar 12
CLOUD GATE SERIES

CLOUD GATE

White Water Open Rehearsal

Mar 20

TSAI MING-LIANG×
LEE KANG-SHENG × KAO JUN-HONN

The Monk from Tang Dynasty Theater

Apr 22-24

HORSE

KidsDance

May 13-15

SHENG-XIANG & BAND

Village Besieged

May 21
CLOUD GATE FORUM

LAI YU-CHUAN

A World Champion’s Common Day at Café

May 28
CLOUD GATE FORUM

CHIANG HSIU-CHEN

Looking Back from the Peak of the Hill

Jun 11
CLOUD GATE FORUM

TSAI SHUN-REN

Restoration of Art and Historic Relics

Jul 2
CLOUD GATE SERIES

CLOUD GATE 2

13 Tongues Encore Performances

Jul 9-10

Shakespeare's Wild Sisters Group

Serenade

Jul 15-24
CLOUD GATE FORUM

WANG AN-CHI

Peony Pavilion and Other Kunqu Masterpieces

Jul 30-31
CLOUD GATE SERIES

CLOUD GATE

Moon Water Open Rehearsal

Aug 13
CLOUD GATE FORUM

YANG LI-CHOU

Documentary for Change:
The Power of Real Images

Aug 20

GuoGuang Opera Company

Lord Guan Yu on Stage

Aug 26-28
CLOUD GATE FORUM

WU MING-YI

Appreciation of the Vintage

Sep 3

TAINANER ENSEMBLE

Solo Date Theater

Sep 9-18

TAINANER ENSEMBLE

Anping, Our Town Theater

Sep 23-Oct 2

BULAREYAUNG DANCE COMPANY

Color

Oct 14-16

RUSTAVI CHOIR

Georgian Voices

Oct 28-30
CLOUD GATE SERIES

CLOUD GATE

Moon WaterDance

Nov 10-20
CLOUD GATE SERIES

CLOUD GATE

Songs of the WanderersDance

Nov 24-27

UNLOCK DANCING PLAZA
HONG KONG

Boy Story.Reborn

Dec 3-4

RIVERBED THEATRE

One-thousand Circles for Space Travel

Dec 16-25