Yilan County-Taiwan Theater Museum

Taiwan Theater Museum is the first public theater museum in Taiwan. It is one of the museums under the Council of Cultural Affairs (CCA) with local characteristics and the first museum established in Yilan County. This is a museum dedicated to Taiwan’s theatrical arts and operas. Inside the museum, you will find all objects related to Taiwanese Opera as well as Puppet Theater, and a film screening room for traditional dramas.

These theater artifact collections are include scripts, musical instruments, details description of its research and propagation efforts, which is to promote Taiwanese folk opera and indigenous music. The theater museum also features the models of the traditional and contemporary stage set-ups, audio-visual aids, musical introduction area. The museum’s mission is “to compile information on the development of Taiwanese theater; to survey, gather and collate all things related to folk theater; evaluate its social, cultural and artistic significance, so as to inspire folk artists and to raise and pioneer theatrical art; and through performance, exhibition, and promotion, to deepen public understanding of the meaning and significance of folk theater art; encouraging the coexistence and fusion of traditional folk art with contemporary culture.”

Taiwanese Opera (Ke-Tsai-hsi) play the traditional folk music, using heavy colors make-up, costumes, gears and actions. It is the most popular on stage performance in Taiwan and derived from immigrants of Fujian Province, China.
Puppets Show (Kui-lei-hsi), originated from Fujian Province, China. There are varieties of puppets shows orchestrated by hand movements on colorful puppets’ costumes behind the stages.

opening hours

Tel : 03-9322014 / 9322440
Open Hours:
Memorial Hall of Founding of Yilan
Tuesday ~ Sunday 09:00AM~05:00PM
Art Exhibit Room
Tuesday ~ Friday 09:00AM~05:00PM; 12:00PM~01:00PM
Saturday ~ Sunday 09:00AM~08:00PM
The museums remain closed on Mondays but individual appointment is possible. On the last day of the month and the three major holidays the museums remain closed as well.
The Art Exhibit Room and the Taiwan Theater Museum are closed on following national holidays:
(1)Founding Day of the Republic of China (January 1st)
(2)Peace Memorial Day(February 28th)
(3)National Day(October 10th)


No.101, Sec. 2, Fuxing Rd., Yilan City, Yilan County, Taiwan (R.O.C.)


By Car:
Nat'l Hwy 5 → Exit at the Yilan Interchange → Donggang Rd. → Xiaoshe Rd. → Fuxing Rd. → Sec.1, Fuxing Rd. to Sec.2, Fuxing Rd. → Taiwan Theater Museum

Public Transportation:
Take the TRA train to Yilan Station.