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Jeongdong Theater (정동극장)

  • Jeongdong Theater (정동극장)
  • Jeongdong Theater (정동극장)
  • Jeongdong Theater (정동극장)
  • Jeongdong Theater (정동극장)
  • Jeongdong Theater (정동극장)
  • Jeongdong Theater (정동극장)
  • Jeongdong Theater (정동극장)

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Notices
* Temporarily closed until April, 2016.
Address
43, Jeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 중구 정동길 43 (정동)
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-751-1500
Operating Hours
Varies by performance.
* Refer to the official website
Closed
Mondays
Length of Tour
Approx. 70 minutes
  • Information
    Introduction
    While walking along the intimate ambience of Deoksugung Doldam-gil, you will come across Jeongdong Theater. This theater was opened as a cultural space for locals citizens.

    Opened on June 17, 1995, Jeongdong Theater is historically significant in that it represents the restored Wongaksa, the first modern theater in Korea. Founded on modern artistic inspirations, Jeongdong Theater features numerous critically-acclaimed productions, such as “Traditional Art Performance,” “Masters Exhibition,” and “Art Frontier,” as well as programs like “Art Stage at Noon” that are geared toward the general public. As a result, Jeongdong Theater has become one of Korea's representative traditional arts performance theaters.

    The theater successfully held the performance “Miso” in 2010, featuring the traditional musical "Love Songs from Chunhyang," written and created by Jeongdong Theater. Through this, the musical attracted many foreign visitors from all over the world, passing on Korean cultural values and beauty, as well as creating interest on the global stage. As of now, the theater is showing the performance "The 2nd Story of Miso: Baebijang-jeon," a reinterpretation of the fundamental values of Korean cultural and art into the modern era. It can easily be enjoyed by people from all walks of life, whether Korean or not.

    Maximum Occupancy
    282 seats (including 2 seats for wheelchairs)

    Program Information
    MISO: Baebijiang-jeon (traditional arts performance) and more.

    Age Limit for Activities
    Visitors (ages 8 or more)

    Main Facilities
    1st Floor
    1) Ssamji Courtyard
    - Free performances are held during lunchtime in spring and fall.

    2) Restaurant 'Gilji'
    - Menu: Pasta, steak, risotto, coffee, and tea
    - Operating Hours: 11:00-23:00
    - Inquiries: +82-2-319-7083

    * 2nd Floor
    - Performance hall, lobby, customer center/ticket booth, and souvenir shop
    - Ticketing hours: available starting from 1 hour prior to performance.

    * Art Shop
    - Main items: Souvenirs related to the performance "Miso" & traditional Korean crafts
    - Operating hours: Open from 1 hour prior to performance, and closed after the performance.

    Subsidiary Facilities
    Customer support center, restaurant

    Admission / Participation Fees
    Varies by performance.
    * Refer to the official website

    Parking Facilities
    Limited parking space. Use of public transportation recommended.

    Parking Fee
    Free

    Reservations
    Phone call or via website
    * Inquiries: +82-2-751-1500

    Foreign Language Intepretation Services
    Subtitles provided in English, Japanese & Chinese

    Homepage
    jeongdong.or.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

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