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Address
59, Jangchungdan-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul (Jangchung-dong 2-ga)
서울특별시 중구 장충단로 59 (장충동2가)
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-2280-4114
Operating Hours
Varies by program
Closed
N/A (Open all year round)
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Introduction
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
The hall has a seating capacity of 1563, and state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems. The space between the seats is the widest of all domestic theaters, providing the audience maximum comfort.

Daloreum Theater
Daloreum, the small hall, is furnished with 472 seats and hosts a series of regular performances.

Byeoloreum Theater
This hall (capacity: 100) is unique because its stage and seats are changed to fit each performance. All components are moveable. Avant-garde or experimental performances are held here.

KB Haneul Youth Theater
KB Haneul Youth Theater is a domed theater with a capacity of 732. Since parts of its roof open and shut automatically, it provides natural lighting as well as stable performances regardless the weather condition. Aside from traditional performances, a range of programs such as experimental performances, youth madang, concerts, and festivals are held here.
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.
Facilities for the Handicapped
Reserved parking lots and seating area
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)
 
Parking Fee
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Reservations
Online reservation available
Directions
[Subway + Bus]
-Get off at Dongkuk University Station on Subway Line 3.
Take the shuttle in front of Taegeukdang, Exit No. 2.
Or take Bus No. 02 or 05 circulating the Namsan at Exit No. 6.

-Get off at Chungmuro Station on either Subway Line 3 or 4.
Take Bus No. 02 or 05 via Namsan in front of Daehan Theater at Exit No. 2.

-Get off at Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station on Subway Lines 2, 4 or 5.
Take Bus No. 420 (Blue bus) at Exit No. 8.

-Get off at Hangangjin Station on Subway Line 6.
Take Bus No. 3 via Namsan at Exit No. 2.
Shuttle Bus Services
Click here to view more about shuttle bus service.

* Shuttle bus departs every 10min, starting from 1hr, 20min prior to performance.
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