自2014年4月2日起,臺灣表演藝術發展邁入了全新的里程碑。「國家表演藝術中心」(以下簡稱本中心)正式掛牌成立,代表了一個「一法人多場館」新時代的來臨,轄下包含臺北、臺中、高雄三個國家級藝文場館 ——「國家兩廳院」、「臺中國家歌劇院」、「衛武營國家藝術文化中心」,以及附設團隊「國家交響樂團(NSO)」。

本中心與三館一團四位總監 —— 國家兩廳院藝術總監李惠美、臺中國家歌劇院藝術總監王文儀、衛武營國家藝術文化中心準藝術總監簡文彬以及NSO音樂總監呂紹嘉,帶領所有工作團隊共同執行本中心核心任務:辦理三場館以及NSO之經營管理、表演藝術文化與活動之策劃、行銷、推廣及交流,以提升國家表演藝術水準及國際競爭力,為臺灣表演藝術的新世紀展開文化創新工程。

2016年,臺中國家歌劇院在眾所期盼下正式開幕,為臺灣表演藝術界注入了嶄新活力;2017年,NSO國家交響樂團、國家兩廳院相繼迎接成立30周年,而衛武營國家藝術文化中心則預計於2018年竣工啟用。隨著北中南三個國家級專業場館的到位,國家表演藝術中心自許扮演領航角色,持續帶動臺灣表演藝術下一階段的發展。

April 2, 2014 was a milestone in the development of Taiwan's performing arts. On that date, the National Performing Arts Center (NPAC) was inaugurated under the unique structure of several performing arts venues operating under one entity, namely the National Theater & Concert Hall (NTCH), National Taichung Theater (NTT), and National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) located in Taipei, Taichung, and Kaohsiung respectively, plus an affiliated performance group, the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO).

The executive and arts directors of the above three venues, Lee Huey-mei of NTCH, Victoria Wang of NTT, Chien Wen-pin of Weiwuying, together with Lu Shao-chia, music director of NSO, will join forces in leading their teams to manage and operate the three venues and the NSO, including the planning, promotion, marketing of performing activities, as well as cultural exchanges in the global arena to enhance the quality of Taiwan's performing arts.

NTT and Weiwuying will formally become part of the NPAC after 2016. With three national venues working together, we look forward to a new vitality which will be brought to Taiwan’s performing arts.