Top Choice Jazz in Xinyi

Brown Sugar Live & Restaurant

A bit hidden off Songren Rd is Taipei's preeminent club for R & B and jazz mixes. Brown Sugar hosts local house and guest musicians from around the world. Happy hour before 8pm and live music every day starting …
Top Choice Puppet Theatre in Zhongshan & Datong

Taiyuan Asian Puppet Theatre Museum

A combination interactive museum, workshop and theatre, this complex is a must-visit for anyone interested in traditional performing arts. For starters, the Asian puppet collection here is the largest in the world. …
Performing Arts in Zhongshan & Datong

Taipei Eye

Taipei Eye showcases Chinese opera together with other rotating performances, including puppet theatre and indigenous dance. This is a tourist show, but it's well regarded and booking can be done online in English. …
Live Music in Zhongzheng

Wall Live House

The cavernous Wall is Taipei's premier venue for independent music, both local and international. Descend the dark stairs and smell the stale beer. This is very definitely the place for the cool indie kids.
Jazz in Da'an

Blue Note

Taipei's longest-running jazz club, Blue Note has been in the same location since 1978. It's a moody little cavern in dark blue. Check their Facebook page (search for Blue Note 藍調) to see who's playing. Take Exit 3 …
Concert Venue in Zhongzheng

National Theatre & Concert Hall

Located inside Liberty Sq, the National Theatre and Concert Hall host large-scale concerts and cultural events including dances, musicals, Chinese and Western opera and concerts of Chinese and Western classical and …
Live Performance in Songshan

Taipei Arena

Vast, cavernous and shaped like a flying saucer, the Taipei Arena hosts concerts, and sporting and theatrical events. Some top international names have played here – Madonna performed at the arena in 2016.
Cinema in Zhongshan & Datong

SPOT – Taipei Film House

This excellent art-house cinema is housed in a beautiful white colonial building that was once home to the US ambassador, and which dates back to 1925. The leafy garden has a cafe, a perfect place for a postfilm chi…
Live Music in Zhongzheng

TAV Cafe

For live foreign jazz and folk music most weekends check out this small bar/cafe inside the Taipei Artist Village. TAV has a surprisingly large garden area out back with lots of trees for shade during the day. See t…
Live Music in Ximending & Wanhua

Riverside Live House

One of Taipei's best live music venues, the 800-seat Riverside sits at the back of the historic Red House in Ximending. Acts range from local Mandopop (Mandarin pop music) to jazz and straight-on rock and roll.