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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)

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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 program
Closed on Mondays, New Year’s Day (* The shedules are subject to change, please check to confirm in advance of your visit.)
  • Information
    The National Theater of Korea was 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 building: 52,326㎡ (15,829 pyeong)
    Annex: 4,715㎡ (1,426 pyeong)

    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 most 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 level 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 lighting or to have artificial lighting suitable for each performance, regardless of weather. It stands for an environment-friendly, multipurpose theater with the landscaping fit for Mt. Nam's nature, excellent acoustics and good sound and lighting equipments.

    Subsidiary Facilities
    Archive, Storage, Resting area, Culture plaza, Meeting place, Customer help center, Children’s play area, Multi-purpose culture zone, Cafeteria, Food court, etc.

    Admission / Participation Fees
    Varies by program

    Baby Stroller Rentals
    Not available

    Parking Facilities
    Main Building: 122 parking spaces
    (Regular: 65 lots / Reserved for the disabled: 8 lots / Bus: 3 lots / Small-sized (hybrid cars): 9 lots / Reserved for female drivers: 27 lots)
    Annex: 231 parking spaces
    (Regular: 203 lots / Reserved for the disabled: 4 lots / Bus: 3 lots / Small-sized (hybrid cars): 12 lots / Reserved for female drivers: 8 lots)

    * Using public transportation is highly recommended.

    Parking Fee
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    Online reservation available.

    For hiring the venue, visit its official website.
    casual or a regular hiring is available.
    - Inquiries: +82-2-2280-4122 / Fax +82-2-2280-4007

    Nearby Tourist Attractions
    Seoul N tower, Namsan Botanical Garden, Jangchungdan Park, Namsangol Hanok Village, Itaewon, Dongdaemun Fashion Plaza, etc.

    (Korean, English)

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