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National Theater of Korea (국립극장)

  • National Theater of Korea (국립극장)
  • National Theater of Korea (국립극장)
  • National Theater of Korea (국립극장)
  • National Theater of Korea (국립극장)
  • National Theater of Korea (국립극장)
  • Address 59, Jangchungdan-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
    서울특별시 중구 장충단로 59 (장충동2가)
  • Inquiries • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
    (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
    • For more info: +82-2-2280-4114
  • Operating Hours Varies by performance
  • Closed Varies by performance
  • Information
    The National Theater of Korea opened in 1950 as the first national theater in Asia. It is the only theater that produces performances that integrate traditional and contemporary arts, and has four theater stages of varying size. The theater also sponsors the National Changgeuk Company, the National Dance Company, and the National Orchestra Company. By supporting these performance troupes, as well as other domestic and international performance organizations and groups, the National Theater strives to promote appreciation of the performing arts.

    Structure Size
    Total site area 57,041 ㎡ / Total surface area 33,416 ㎡ / Total building area 11,829 ㎡

    Industry Information
    High quality performing arts production, supply and spread performing arts, increase audience service, strengthen theater management

    Main Facilities
    [Haeoreum Theater]
    As the representative performance hall of Korea, the main hall of the National Theater of Korea is an integrated theater capable of staging every genre of performance. The main hall has 1,563 seats (including special seats for the disabled) and an easily adjustable stage along with advanced sound and lighting systems. In particular, the spacing between seats is among the largest in Korea, providing the audience with a comfortable environment to enjoy the performance.

    [Daloreum Theater]
    This small hall with 512 seats (including 6 wheelchair seats) boasts a proscenium stage with ideal facilities. It is a popular theater for staging representative works from the repertoire and regularly scheduled programs of various genres. It is also the main theater for dramas and changgeuk.

    [Byeoloreum Theater]
    This studio of the National Theater of Korea was established in 2001 as a youthful space often used to feature more progressive and experimental performances. It is a small theater with a 100-person seating capacity including 74 fixed seats and some 30 moveable seats. It comes with sound, lighting, and cooling and heating facilities. It also has performing arts museum on floors 2 and 3.

    [KB Haneul Youth Theater]
    KB Haneul Youth Theater has capacity of seats 627 and is the very first domed theater for the youth in Korea. Its automatically convertible roof makes it possible either to have natural or artificial lighting suitable for any performance, regardless of weather. It stands for an environment-friendly, multipurpose theater with a design to fit Namsan Mountain's nature, equipped with excellent soundproof and lighting control system.

    Subsidiary Facilities
    Archives, storage, rest area, culture plaza, meeting place, customer service center, children’s play area, multi-purpose culture zone, cafe, food court, etc.


    Admission / Participation Fees
    Varies by performance

    Parking Facilities
    Available (583 spaces)
    * Inquiries: +82-2-2280-5815

    Parking Fee
    Paid parking lot

    Online reservation available


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