Taipei Children’s Art Festival 2018

06-29-18 - 08-05-18 All day

The 2018 Taipei Children’s Art Festival (台北兒童藝術節)

The 2018 Taipei Children’s Art Festival is a cultural event for parents and children alike; hosted by the Taipei City Government every year from July to August.

The Taipei Children’s Arts Festival holds a richly diverse range of arts activities for the whole family, promising to help make the summer more joyful for families and friends.

The Taipei Children’s Arts Festival runs venues all around the city from July through to August. This festival hosts films, interactive exhibits, storytelling, puppetry, live theatre and more from local and international troupes and performers.

For more information about the organizers, please visit the official website at http://www.tcaf.taipei/ (Site can be switched to English)

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Images from last year’s Children’s Art Festival from the Travel Taipei website

Is it free?

Most performances are free, others cost around NT$300.

You are able to sign up for Arts Ticket membership for all their priced performances. Tickets will go on sale from 12:00 noon on Saturday, May 26, 2018. Tickets can be purchased through the NTCH Ticketing System (also known as Arts Ticket).

Learn more about the Ticketing Methods and Information.

Where is it?

There are venues all over the city.

You can view here for all the Taipei Children’s Art Festival performance venue programs & locations.

 

The full address is:

Central Art Park, No. 30-10, Beiping East Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100, Tawain, R.O.C

How to get there?

From the MRT:

Get off at the Shandao Temple Station, exit 1. From the exit, it’s about a 4 minuet walk to the Central Art Park by following the directions after exiting the Shandao Temple Station.

When does this event start and end?

(2018-06-29 ~ 2018-08-05)

It starts on Friday 29th of June to Sunday 5th of August 2018. This event will span all across July.

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