National Theater and Concert Hall Taipei

Exterior of the National Theater and Concert Hall of Taipei I © Fotolia - Richie Chan

Project duration

2016 - 2017


Taipei, Taiwan




Stage machinery, control system, customer service

Taiwan’s most prestigious theatre, which opened in 1987, has seating for 1,524 guests. The theatre enjoys a high international reputation, not least for its commitment to preserving classical Chinese theatrical arts.

In 2015, it was decided to undertake extensive renovation work. SBS won the subsequent international tender. In addition to the vast range of work required, the particular challenge of this contract lay in the tight schedule and the many unfamiliar on-site conditions. Within eight months, the entire stage equipment was dismantled and replaced by 96 new machines in the overstage area and 42 new understage drives. The computerised COSTACOwin® control system was installed to manage all stage equipment.

On 3 March 2017, directly after SBS officially finished its work, the Taipei National Theater opened its doors again for regular performances and events.

Double-deck elevator | © SBS Bühnentechnik
View from the auditorium | © SBS Bühnentechnik
View onto the double-deck elevators | © SBS Bühnentechnik
View into the elevator pit | © SBS Bühnentechnik
Upper tilting platform of the double-deck elevators | © SBS Bühnentechnik
Installation of the switchgear for the understage machinery | © SBS Bühnentechnik
Commissioning of the stage wagon | © SBS Bühnentechnik
Drive system for the double-stock elevators | © SBS Bühnentechnik
Turntable in the backstage area | © SBS Bühnentechnik


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