National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) is the first national theater located in southern Taiwan. Its superb location and rich history signify its mission of bridging the past with the future, connecting local and global talents.
Designed by Dutch architect Francine Houben, National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) spans 9.9 hectares and sits in the northeast corner of a vast lush park. Transformed from a military training base to an arts and culture center of the future, Weiwuying continues its heritage of talent fostering and civil service. As it becomes one of the pivotal theatre complexes in the arts. Weiwuying hopes to bring forth new experiences and life-changing moments that make the arts special to eveyone.
Leading up to Weiwuying’s official opening, festivals, performances and events are already vibrant and happening on its adjacent compounds and outdoor areas. Weiwuying works to establish partnerships and collaborations with local and international organizations. International theater and opera co-productions, Paradise Interrupted with Lincoln Center, Spoleto Festival and Singapore International Festival of Arts, Turandot with Deutsche Oper am Rhein are currently performing. Weiwuying’s new initiative, Taiwan Dance Platform has partnered with Aerowaves Spring Forward to bring exceptional Asian new choreographies to Europe. Weiwuying is dedicated to foster arts in education and nurture local arts industry, and has since 2015 launched series of professional workshop programs for theater professionals and general public.