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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
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.

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.
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.

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
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.
Homepage
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