National Theater to close for eight-month renovation project

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/06/26
By: Sabine Cheng and Kay Liu

Taipei, June 26 (CNA) The National Theater will close for an eight-month renovation from July,

(CNA file photo)

(CNA file photo)

after providing a stage for performers at home and from abroad for 29 years, the venue’s operator said Sunday.

A ceremony was held in the National Theater’s lobby that afternoon before the final performance at the venue, which will undergo a full transformation to update its equipment.

Although the venue has been examined, maintained and updated piece-by-piece throughout its 29-year history, there is equipment that must be replaced, because some of the spare parts needed to fix it are no longer produced, said Lee Huey-mei (李惠美), artistic director of the National Theater and Concert Hall (NTCH).

The renovation work, including the stage and its equipment, will be carried out by German firm SBS, which handled the renovation of the Schauspiel Frankfurt theater, and will be supervised by Kunkel Consulting, another German firm that rebuilt and updated the stage technology of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Lee said.     [FULL  STORY]

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