About Weiwuying


National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts

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 everyone.

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.




Weiwuying Arts Festival and Weiwuying Children’s Festival are two major festivals beginning in 2011 to create opportunities for a concentrated arts experience and cultivate audiences. Participation has repeatedly strike new highs. Programs offer wide selections from traditional to contemporary and novelties from across the globe. This cross-culture and cross-genre diversification allows children, teenagers, and even elderlies to shape their own artistic world. As the sole national arts center in southern Taiwan, Weiwuying actively connects professionals, art-lovers and friends from all over the world, and pursues to serve as a friendly venue for performing arts, moreover to take the helm in bringing about a transformation through arts in the society.