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See-Join Puppet Theater
See-Join Puppet Theater

See-Join Puppet Theater

No.2, Aly.16, Ln.41, Nan-Jinge E Rd., Sec.2, Taipei

The Basics

For a hands-on, family-friendly way to discover Taipei’s puppetry traditions, venture to the See-Join Puppet Theater Restaurant. During showtimes, admire colorful sets and learn about the five main archetypal characters of Taiwanese puppetry—which are male, female, face-painted, elderly, and comic. At other times, take part in hands-on activities. Given its central location and accessible activities, it’s easy to plan an independent excursion to Taipei’s See-Join Puppet Theater Restaurant.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • If you wish to take home a distinctive gift or souvenir, the theater has a number of puppets available for sale.

  • This family-friendly venue is suited for kids and adults alike.

  • In addition to the cultural elements, the venue also offers an array of traditional Taiwanese snacks, plus beverages.

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How to Get There

The See-Join Puppet Theater Restaurant is conveniently located in the heart of Taipei. To reach the venue via public transportation, take the Zhonghe-Xinlu Line to Xingtian Temple Station; the area is also served by multiple bus lines. Alternatively, travel by car, by bike, or on foot.

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When to Get There

See-Join Puppet Theater Restaurant hosts daily performances from 12-1pm (it’s recommended to arrive at 11:30am) and from 7-8pm (it’s recommended to arrive at 6:30pm). As the venue is very small, it’s strongly recommended to book admission tickets in advance. Note that hours are subject to change, so it’s worth confirming exact timings in advance.

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The Puppetry Art Center of Taipei

If you’re interested in learning more about Taiwanese puppetry traditions, pair your visit to the See-Join Puppet Theater Restaurant with a trip to the government-sponsored Puppetry Art Center of Taipei. The cultural hub has exhibitions devoted to different puppetry traditions, from shadow puppets to glove puppets and marionettes.

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