Red House Ximending











The Red Theatre is an ancient landmark of Ximen on Chengdou Rd with a history of almost a century old. It is a 2-storey octagonal architecture comprised of red tiles and bricks, and on the inside the roof is supported by a skeleton of metal bones in a shape of an umbrella. Started off as a public market place, the Red Theatre had evolved throughout decades to become the multi-functional building of today. From a performing arts centre to a movie cinema, the Red Theatre had always been the favourite entertainment site for Taiwanese people. However, during the 70s, eastern Taipei had developed into a new civic recreational district, overshadowing the popularity of Ximen. Red Theatre had been long forgotten since. The miracle came in 2002 when the Paperwindmill Cultural Foundation brought about change via the renovation scheme. The Red Theatre was redesigned into a whole new 'people magnet'. The newly furnished first floor contains a shopping ground, creative arts showroom, and a Paperwindmill Cafe. Here you can enjoy the ultimate entertainment experience with a drop of artistic essence and cuppucino. On the 2nd floor, an entire room had been developed into an assembly hall. With mobile chairs and tables, the red interior has a spacious capacity that can house up to 200 people. Along with 5 x 7 metre square of performance stage and the latest technical equipment, the Red Theatre offers renting service to the public who wishes to hold parties, organisational events, or even shows.

opening hours:

Opening Hours:
11:00-21:30 Sun.-Thu.
11:00-22:00 Fri.-Sat.
off on Monday

Tel: +886-2-2311-9380
Fax: +886-2-2314-2927


By Taipei MRT:
Take Taipei MRT-Bannan Blue Line (捷運板南-藍線) to MRT Ximen Station (捷運西門站). Red House Ximending (西門紅樓) is about one minute walk from exit no.1 of MRT Ximen Station (捷運西門站).

By Bus:
1. Take bus no. 9, 12, 49, 202, 205, 206, 212, 218, 223, 231, 234, 242, 246, 249, 250, 252, 253, 260, 262, 263, 265, 302, 204, 207, 310, 527, 601, 604, 624, 628, 651, 652, 660, 667, 701, 702, 703 or 705 to MRT Ximen Station stop (捷運西門站).

2. Take bus no. 62, 229, 231, 234, 242, 264 or 310 Sub line (310副) to Ximen Elementary School (西門國小).

3. Take bus no. 18, 221, 232, 235, 257, 513, 621, 635, 540, 659, 663 or Blue 2 to Ximen Market stop (西門市場站).

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