Dadaocheng Theater (8th and 9th floors, No. 21 Sec. 1 Dihua Street, Taipei) — Located on the 8th and 9th floors of Yongle Market, Dadaocheng Theater is one of the most notable branches of Taipei Cultural Center. Originally a garden before 1908, it was renovated into a market during the Japanese colonial era. In the old days, the market gathered close to a thousand textile shops, making it the largest textile center in Taiwan. Dadaocheng is also the incubator of traditional Taiwanese operas were nurtured, hence its name “Cave of Theatrical Plays”.
Dadaocheng Theater is a great venue for performances, promotional events, and preservation of traditional operas. The theater on the 9th floor accommodates various types of traditional operas, such as Taiwanese folk opera, Beijing opera, Nanguan, Beiguan, Hakka drama, Quyi; the art of ballad singing and storytelling), etc. The 8th floor offers regular puppet plays, Nanguan and Quyi performances, while the first floor offers “Play in Play” arts and cultural activities.