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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)
59, Jangchungdan-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 중구 장충단로 59 (장충동2가)
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-2280-4114
Operating Hours
Varies by performance
Varies by performance
  • Information
    The National Theater of Korea opened in 1950 as the first national theater in Asia. The theater is the base of operations for four performance groups: the National Drama Company, the National Changgeuk Company, the National Dance Company, and the National Orchestra Company. By supporting these performance troupes, the National Theater strives to globalize Korean traditional arts, modifying select pieces to reach a larger audience.

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

    Main Facilities
    [Haeoreum Theater] - Currently under remodeling construction
    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 in which 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 consists of a 220 square meter area including a 33 square meter lobby, and 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 732 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 each performance, regardless of weather. It stands for an environment-friendly, multipurpose theater with a design to fit Namsan Mountain's nature, excellent acoustics and good sound and lighting equipments.

    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

    Not permitted

    Credit Cards Accepted

    Parking Facilities
    * Spaces is limited; therefore, using public transportation is highly recommended.

    Parking Fee
    Paid parking lot

    Online reservation available

    Homepage (Korean, English)

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