Stage of Cloud Gate Theater

Photo by LIU Chen-hsiang

Cloud Gate Theater

Cloud Gate Theater, located in Tamsui, New Taipei City, is home to 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 200 performances and activities and greeted nearly 200,000 visitors from worldwide. For 2017, a year-round program of performing arts and art exhibitions has been schedule. In additional to companies in Taiwan, Cloud Gate Theater invites several remarkable international companies, including the Tao Dance Theater from China, the Finger Players from Singapore, the Pichet Klunchun Dance Company from Thailand, Israel Galván from Spain brings avant-garde Flamenco, and Ennio Marchetto from Italy presents one-man paper cartoon show.

Two Open Rehearsal programs of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre offer a rare glimpse of how Lin Hwai-min works with dancers, Spring Riot 2017 of Cloud Gate 2 showcases three young choreographers’ innovative works, and Cheng Tsung-lung, the artistic director of Cloud Gate 2, creates a new work Dream Catcher showing a kaleidoscopic dream at the theater as well.

More Than Just a Theater by David Mead

Cloud Gate Theater

Photo by Matt WEN

2017 Programs

LIU CHEN-HSIANG

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

Jan 1-Dec 31



HUNG HSIN-FANG

Sakura Oil Painting

Jan 10-Apr 30



JU MING

White Living World Series Sculpture Exhibition

March 15-Dec 24



CLOUD GATE SERIES

CLOUD GATE 2

Spring Riot 2017

Mar 17-26
CLOUD GATE SERIES

CLOUD GATE

DUST Open Rehearsal

Apr 8
CLOUD GATE SERIES

CLOUD GATE

RICE Open Rehearsal

Apr 9

PHYSICAL SENTIMENTAL THEATRE COMPANY of LeeQingZhao the Private, Taipei

Lady Macbeth

Apr 22-23

HSI MUREN

Lotus in Mist Oil Painting

May 5-Jul 27


TRIO ZILIA

A Day of the Fairy

Jun 3-4

TAO DANCE THEATER

6 & 7

Jun 9-11

BULAREYAUNG DANCE COMPANY

Stay That Way Outdoor Theater

Jun 17-18


THE FINGER PLAYERS

Roots

Jun 23-25

LIU KUAN-HSIANG

Spoiler World Premiere

Jul 28-30


NICK DONG

Cosmic Dance Installation Art

Aug 4-Dec 24


PICHET KLUNCHUN DANCE COMPANY

Dancing with Death

Aug 25-27

ISRAEL GALVÁN

The Golden Age Flamenco

Sep 15-17

ENNIO MARCHETTO

The Living Paper Cartoon

Sep 21-24

CLOUD GATE SERIES

CLOUD GATE 2

Dream Catcher World Premiere

Oct 13-22

TAINANER ENSEMBLE

Beauty & the Beast

Nov 3-12

GOLDEN BOUGH THEATRE

King of Tricks

Dec 7-10

PO YOU SET

Tigers Youth Z

Dec 16-24

PO YOU SET

Po You Set Featured Series

Dec 16-24