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Myeongdong Theater (명동예술극장)

  • Myeongdong Theater (명동예술극장)
  • Myeongdong Theater (명동예술극장)
  • Myeongdong Theater (명동예술극장)
35, Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 중구 명동길 35 (명동1가)
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-1644-2003
Operating Hours
Varies by performance
Varies by performance
  • Information
    Myeongdong Theater is an exclusive theatrical performance center, which was renovated from the building of 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 went through 3 years of renovation and opened its doors once again on June 5, 2009 under the name of Myeongdong Theater. Complete interior renovations were carried out, except for the outer wall design that was left untouched.

    Since then, the theater have become a mid-sized performance hall with state-of-the-art stage equipments and 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

    Exhibition Hall Information
    B1 - Rehearsal room
    1F - Café, Box Office, Theater Shop
    2F - Stall Auditorium (339 seats)
    3F - Royal Circle Auditorium (116 seats) * Wheelchair seats (6 seats) included
    4F - Upper Circle Auditorium (103 seats)
    5F - Offices


    Facilities for the Handicapped
    Wheelchair seats (6 total)

    Admission / Participation Fees
    Varies by performance

    Credit Cards Accepted

    Parking Facilities
    Not available (Use nearby paid parking lot)

    Online, on-site, and phone reservation accepted

    Homepage (Korean, English)

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