The National Taichung Theater takes promoting performing arts as its central mission.As a public cultural venue, it is also responsible for holding free cultural activities and incubating creative cultural brands.
It irregularly curates visual arts exhibitions at the Tutu Gallery on the fifth floor.
In addition, it enables people to listen to the music and read performing arts magazines and related books for free at the Art Corner on the first floor.
In the era of design, it provides design goods through less than 5% of its space.
Besides giving young creative brands the chance to be seen and be supported, beautiful designs are also realized in everyday life, enriching the spaces of the National Taichung Theater.
Live Forever Foundation extends its exhibition spaces for the first time, cooperating with National Taichung Theater to create an unique space for arts and culture.
Combining the three areas of humanities, arts and ecosystem together, the foundation provide a space for people to appreciate, read, contemplate and think.。
This space of arts corner gathers various arts and cultural books as well as multifunctional audio-visual equipment, encouraging people to explore the many facets of arts. It also connect visual art with performing art and regularly hold series of exhibitions in addition to arts and cultural activities, bringing Taichung the whole new side of arts.
Spatial planning╱CHEN Tian-zhu
At VVG school, we demonstrate diversified design ideas based on the needs of daily life.
The four areas, Good Design Taichung, Makers Boom, VVG Joy Reading and MT Cultural Creativity, enjoy different designs and have their own unique story.
Good Design Taichung
Here we select products and art works that received the Good Design Award. Through a process of thought, imagination and a focus on daily life, our collection outlines how design can make change in everyday life.
VVG Joy Reading
At VVG Joy Reading, we provide a wide selection of lifestyle books. We believe reading is the only way to keep up with good design and lifestyle choices.
MT Cultural Creativity
This area is a learning community where local designers come together to learn from each other and exchange ideas.
Painted Saxophone Shop
In Taiwan, ZHANG's store has been manufacturing saxophones for 70 years. The painted saxophones are to commemorate ZHANG Yanhe's creativity, who passes on an enriched and colorful life to future generations.
ZINIZ takes today's manufacturing techniques to create now versions of historical goods. Antiquity meets fashion in this old and new fusion that is sure to appeal to taste.
PAH JI HUE
This store's name comes from the common saying. “Healthy people can live 120." Bai Er takes tradition and adds a creative gene to provide the customers with a nutritious, relaxed, and healthy experience.
Dainty Food has been creating delicious and nutritious snack foods for many years. 100% of the products are made in Taiwan. in addition to high quality, the strive to bring you creative new snacks following the trends of foods from around the world.
When talking about object,
there is a new focus on the "makers".
When start with the essence of the object:
it's purpose, it's story, it's conception,
and the understand it's concerns.
Mushroom, or Mogu, has a spirit unafraid of risk, as does the Mogu Design, which is dedicated to providing eco friendly products.
This brand represents a simple and inherited spirit. It brings yoU glasses made from great materials.
Music boxes help you search your heart and carefully convey your intentions.
Intzuition, the Contemporary Urban Jewelry adheres to a philosophy that is instinctual and simple, designing accessories that liberate life rather than constrict it.
2010 Taipei International Flora Exposition Floral Design International Grand Prize winner, Lamech Design, has been inspired by NTT to create and design a futuristic aesthetic for the NTT.
At VVG Labo, we embrace the spirit of the science lab.
The coffees, light meals, desserts and innovative drinks offered by Labo pay attention to ingredients and preparation, presenting customers with a series of scientific chemical reactions that have one goal in common: finding the perfect formula for exquisite taste.
VVG To Go1F
White is blankness and anticipation for other colors.
To Go selects food that retains its natural flavor, texture and sumptuous taste, together with practical and attractive everyday utensils.
VVG Books Play5F
Life aesthetics are rooted in the details of everyday life and culture.
VVG Books Play offers a unique combination of art, antiques, lifestyle books, diversified design works and household utensils from all over the world, such as Hirota Glass, Lim Tea, haoshi Design, etc. All design brands selected by VVG convey deep, detailed and long-lasting aesthetic ideas.
VVG Food Play5F
The fantasy is staged on the dining table.
Food and art are nutrients that enrich life, and the dining table is a stage to exhibit the epitome of culture and history. Food Play creatively deconstructs art and culture, and makes good use of local ingredients and creates a unique food and drink culture and a wonderful dining experience, with ingredients as the raw material for creation, the table as the performance stage, and fine French cuisine as a foundation.
Tue~Sun╱11:30~21:00，last order 20:00
VVG Can Play6F
VVG Can Play offers visitors a relaxing night out of wonderful food and drink either alone or with friends.
VVG Can Play prides itself on a quirky and creative collection of different craft brews, drinks and innovative mocktails made with locally sourced ingredients. Order a generous pint of ale and cheers to the spectacular view from the National Taichung Theater before you tuck into our creative gourmet tapas and meals.