Cloud Gate Theater

Photo by Matt WEN

Cloud Gate Theater is inaugurated in April 2015

With the premiere of Cloud Gate 2's latest productions for annual "Spring Riot," Cloud Gate inaugurates its new home complex, Cloud Gate Theater, on April 24, 2015.

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

Perched on a hill that overlooks the Tamsui River and the Taiwan Strait, Cloud Gate Theater is sandwiched between an ancient fort built in 1886 and a 96-year-old golf course. Surrounded by lush green vegetation, the theater complex consists of four performing spaces: a 450-seat theater with state-of-art technical facilities, two studios which can be easily converted into black box theaters, and a 1500-person capacity outdoor theater.

This new venue is the home for 120 members of Cloud Gate Culture and Arts Foundation, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan and Cloud Gate 2. In addition to presenting the two home-based companies and visiting troupes, it also serves as a production theater for Taiwanese companies to try out their new works. In short MRT rides away from the Taipei metropolis, Cloud Gate Theater is committed to serving as a cultural hub of the Tamsui District.

Apart from Cloud Gate 2's premiere, highlights of Cloud Gate Theater's inauguration also include a special outdoor exhibition of the "White Living World Series" of Ju Ming, an internationally renowned Taiwanese sculptor, and a photo exhibition of Liu Chen-hsiang, a professional photographer who has worked closely with Cloud Gate for over 20 years.

Stage of Cloud Gate Theater

Photo by LIU, Chen-hsiang

Performance & Exhibition

JU MING AT CLOUD GATE

White Living World Series
Sculptpure Exhibition


Co-presented by Cloud Gate Foundation and
Juming Museum
Apr 19-Oct 4

LIU CHEN-HSIANG

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


Presented by Cloud Gate Foundation
Apr 19-Oct 4

CLOUD GATE FORUM

Celebrated Writers on Giants of
Taiwanese Literature

Hosted by Wangling Hsieh    Conducted in Chinese
Presented by Cloud Gate Foundation
By courtesy of Fisfisa Media
May 23-Dec 26

CLOUD GATE 2

Spring Riot 2015



Presented by Cloud Gate Foundation
Apr 24-May 10

HUANG YI STUDIO+

HUANG YI & KUKA



Presented by HUANG YI STUDIO +
June 26-28

BULAREYAUNG DANCE COMPANY

La Ke



Presented by Cloud Gate Foundation
July 10-12

MIGRATION MUSIC FESTIVAL 2015

Rice River



Co-presented by Migration Music Festival and
Cloud Gate Foundation
Sep 26-27

CLOUD GATE

Moon Water



Presented by Cloud Gate Foundation
Oct 2-4

GOLDEN BOUGH THEATRE

TROY, TROY...TAIWAN



Co-presented by Golden Bough Theatre and
Cloud Gate Foundation
Oct 16-25

TAINANER ENSEMBLE

Chaos 10th Anniversary



Co-presented by Tainaner Ensemble and
Cloud Gate Foundation
Oct 31-Nov 22

FLYING GROUP THEATRE
× DOUBLE TIME MUSIC

Circle of Life : puppet show × concert ×
exhibition

Co-presented by Flying Group Theatre, Double
Time Music and Cloud Gate Foundation
Nov 28-Dec 20