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Gwangju Culture & Art Center (광주문화예술회관)

  • Gwangju Culture & Art Center (광주문화예술회관)
  • Gwangju Culture & Art Center (광주문화예술회관)
  • Gwangju Culture & Art Center (광주문화예술회관)
  • Address 60, Bungmun-daero, Buk-gu, Gwangju
    광주광역시 북구 북문대로 60 (운암동)
  • Inquiries • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
    (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
    • For more info: +82-62-613-8333
  • Operating Hours 09:00-22:00
  • Closed Seollal (Lunar New Year's Day) & Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day) holidays
  • Length of Tour Varies by performance
  • Information
    Gwangju Culture & Art Center is a performance art hall complex built to support all types of performance art including opera, ballet, modern dance, theater, and Korean traditional opera. The center features two performance halls, a practice theater, and exhibition halls. Additional facilities include an outdoor stage set amidst the beautiful Unamsan Mountain area, and restaurants, serving as a soothing getaway for urbanites.

    Founding Organization

    Managing Organization
    Gwangju Culture & Art Center

    Structure Size
    Total size 88,422 ㎡, structure size 46,979 ㎡ (B2-2F), outdoor circle stage 108 ㎡

    Exhibition Hall size 1,274 ㎡ (1F 600 ㎡, 2F 674 ㎡ )

    Maximum Occupancy
    Grand theater 1,722 seats (1F 1,214 seats, 2F 508 seats)

    Small theater 504 seats (without orchestra pit seats 396 seats)

    Industry Information
    Theater rentals, exhibitions, etc.

    Age Limit for Activities
    Open to visitors of all ages

    Exhibition Hall Information
    [Grand Theater]
    The Grand Theater is a proscenium theater with an upstairs balcony. The theater is designed for various genres of performances including concerts, plays, movies, operas, ballets, and musicals. The large theater lobby has a skylight, which lets in the sun and increases the theater’s dramatic atmosphere.

    [Small Theater]
    The small theater is a multi-purpose art space for all types of performances including plays, Korean traditional music performances, and concerts. The theater was created to provide space for small and medium-sized art group performances and has a semi open stage. Seats are not fixed to the floor and can be arranged depending on the staging needs of each performance.

    [Korean Traditional Music Center]
    In December 1992 the Korean Traditional Music Center was created to preserve and develop the culture of Korean traditional music while restoring Namdo Sori (Pansori of the Southern regions of Korea). The center also serves as a major platform for artworks of Gwangju Municipal Folklore Art Troupe, and Gwangju Municipal Korean Traditional Orchestra. The center houses practice rooms and the experience center for Namdo Sori. At the entrance is a bronze statue of Im Bang-ul, national singer of Pansori.

    Subsidiary Facilities
    Sculpture park, circle stage, snack bar, restaurants, etc.


    Admission / Participation Fees
    Varies by performance

    Parking Facilities

    Ticketing is available via phone, onilne, and on-site reservation.

    General Overview
    Performance Hall available for rental
    * Inquiry: +82-62-613-8352


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