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Address
43, Jeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul-si
서울특별시 중구 정동길 43 (정동)
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-751-1500
Customer Service Center
Operating Hours
Performing hours: 16:00 / 20:00
Closed
Mondays
Length of Tour
Approx. 70 min.
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Introduction
Opened on June 17, 1995, Jeongdong Theater represented historical significance of being the restored Wongaksa, the first modern theater in Korea. Founded on modern artistic inspirations, Jeongdong Theater has been featuring numerous critically-acclaimed productions such as “Traditional Art Performance,” “Masters Exhibition” and “Art Frontier,” as well as programs like “Art Stage at Noon” that are geared toward the general public, and as a result, Jeongdong Theater has become representative traditional arts performance theater of Korea.

In addition, with its diverse cultural facilities, Jeongdong Theater has become a popular tourist attraction. The main program of Jeongdong Theater is the Traditional Arts Performance. The Traditional Arts Performance is presented everyday, and has become a place where traditional arts are introduced to foreigner visitors.

Jeongdong Theater's outdoor courtyard, Ssamji Madang, has become a cultural site for the public. Special event performances usually take place there. Art decorates the walls of the Jeongdong Theater lobby, turning it into a small art gallery that visitors can appreciate while they are waiting for their performance to begin. The art featured always has a certain theme and the theme changes periodically. Inside the building, brochures explaining the performance schedules are available. Inside the theater is a wall painting named 'Myths of Planets, Plays, Vision.' The picture contains the soft colors and balances of Italian marble, and it expresses the multitudes of cultural differences. Don't forget to take a look at it on the way to your performance.
Administration
Director Jeong Hyun-wook
Maximum Occupancy
282 seats (including 2 seats for the handicapped)
Program Information
MISO: Baebijiang-jeon (traditional arts performance) and more.
Main Facilities
* 1st Floor
1) Ssamji Courtyard
- Free performances are held during lunchtime in spring and fall.

2) Restaurant 'Gilji'
- Menu: Pasta, Steak, Risotto, Coffee, and Tea
- Operating Hours: 11:00-23:00
- Inquiries: +82-2-319-7083

* 2nd Floor
- Performance Hall, Lobby, Customer Center/Ticket Booth, and Souvenir Shop
- Ticketing Hours: Available starting from 1 hour prior to performance.

* Art Shop
- Main items: Souvenirs related to the performance 'Miso' & traditional Korean crafts
- Operating Hours: Open from 1 hour prior to performance, and closed after the performance.
Facilities for the Handicapped
Wheelchair lift, reserved seats (2 seats)
Admission / Participation Fees
S-seat 40,000 won / R-seat 50,000 won / VIP-seat 60,000 won
Discount Information
Refer to the official website.
Parking Facilities
Limited parking space. Use of public transportation recommended.
Parking Fee
Free
General Overview
[Hands-on activity: Janggu Experience]
Learn how to play janggu from the stage cast.
-Program hours: 15:00-15:30 / 19:00-19:30 (2 times per day)
-Fee: 15,000 won per person

[Ages Limit]
Visitors of ages 8 and older.

[Service]
Language assistance available: subtitle offered in English, Japanese and Chinese
Reservations
Phone call or via website
※ Inquiries: +82-2-751-1500
Reservation for Foreigners
Phone call or via website
※ Inquiries: +82-2-751-1500
Directions
[Subway]
1) Seodaemun Station (Seoul Subway Line 5), Exit 5.
Go straight 300m and turn right at the Jeongdong 4-way Intersection.
Continue going straight (450m), until you see the Chongdong Theater on the left.

2) City Hall Station (Seoul Subway Line 1, 2), Exit 12.
Walk 400m, following the stonewall road along Deoksugung Palace.
Chongdong Theater is located on the right side.
Homepage
jeongdong.or.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

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