TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Theater and Concert Hall (NTCH) is launching a nursery service for the first time at its annual arts festival, Taiwan International Festival of Art (TIFA), which will kick off in February and last through April.
Initiated in 2009, TIFA has been a major event for the national theater and concert hall where well-known domestic and foreign performing artists put on various shows ranging from dances, theater, music, or a combination of different types of art forms.
Starting this year, NTCH will provide a nursery service for parents who have long given up going to the theater or concert hall after their children were born. The service will allow parents to enjoy a couple of hours of performances without having to worry about their children, emphasized NTCH.
Teachers at the NTCH nursery center are professionally trained and will prepare for children a variety of physical activities. However, food is not offered at the center.
The nursery services are available for shows taking place between Friday and Sunday. Those who with a show ticket are eligible to make a reservation for children aged from four to eight at the nursery center. Booking opens on the first day of each month.
The nursery center takes up to 15 children at a time. Yet, the service will be canceled if there are less than three reservations made for each show. Parents will receive confirmation at least three days prior to the show.
The nursery center charges NT$350 for each child, with insurance included. If a show spans more than three hours, the center will charge additional NT$50 for the service.
For more information, please refer to the NTCH website.