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Myeongdong Theater (명동예술극장)

  • Myeongdong Theater (명동예술극장)
  • Myeongdong Theater (명동예술극장)
  • Myeongdong Theater (명동예술극장)
  • Address 35, Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
    서울특별시 중구 명동길 35 (명동1가)
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  • Operating Hours Varies by performance
  • Closed Varies by performance
  • Information
    Myeongdong Theater is an exclusive theatrical performance center, located in what was originally the National Theater of Korea. From 1934 to 1973, the National Theater of Korea pioneered Korean arts and culture, serving as a movie theater, performance hall and art theater. Though it closed its doors in 1975, it was reopened on June 5, 2009 after 3 years of renovation under the name of Myeongdong Theater. The exterior of the theater was left untouched, while the interior was completely updated for a modern design. The theater has a mid-sized performance hall with state-of-the-art stage equipment and a seating capacity of 588 seats. The close proximity of the seats and the stage offers great views as well as allows the audience to share the passion of the performers on stage. The theater presents a range of performances such as theatrical plays, experimental plays, non-verbal performances, and musicals. In addition, the place is a popular venue for diverse events like acting contests, theater festivals and performance festivals.

    Managing Organization
    Myeongdong / Jeongdong Theater

    Structure Size

    Maximum Occupancy
    558 seats

    Main Facilities
    B1 - Rehearsal room
    1F - Café, Box Office
    2F - Theater 1F (339 seats)
    3F - Theater 2F (116 seats) * Wheelchair seats (6 seats) included
    4F - Theater 3F (103 seats)
    5F - Offices


    Admission / Participation Fees
    Varies by performance

    Parking Facilities
    Not available (Use nearby paid parking lot)

    Online, on-site, and phone reservation accepted


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