|Sejong Center (세종문화회관)|
|A world-class performing arts center, Sejong Center is the largest cultural arts complex in Seoul. Since its opening in 1978, it has been dedicated to the preservation and celebration of authentic Korean art, enriching the lives of Seoul citizens. After going through renovations in 2007 the Sejong Center reopened with new facilities and is now comprised of the Grand Theater, M Theater, Sejong Chamber Hall, art gallery, and other spaces to accommodate various kinds of performances and exhibitions.
The Grand Theater of Sejong Center (occ. 3,022), the center’s main performance venue, houses the largest pipe organ in Asia and a majestic stage that can be transformed to accommodate any type of performance (concerts, plays, ballets, movies, etc.). The theater also comes equipped with computer-controlled lighting and audio systems, which allow for precision staging.
M Theater can seat up to 609 people on its three floors and boasts a relatively large stage (capacity: 100 performers) compared to the theater’s small size.
Subsidiary facilities at the Sejong Center include an art shop, conference rooms for artists, and many spacious lounges where people can relax. The Sejong Center is worth visiting not only for an exhibition or performance, but also just to take a look around.
|Grand Theater: 3,022 seats
M Theater: 609 seats
Chamber Hall: 443 seats
|Sejong Grand Theater
The Grand Theater is 3-story theater with a capacity of 3,022 and cutting edge facilities.
Sejong M Theater
The Sejong M Theater offers stadium seating that can accommodate up to 609 visitors. It features superb architectural acoustics, making the venue ideal for musicals, plays, and operas.
Sejong Chamber Hall
The Sejong Chamber Hall, opened in August 2006, is a theater equipped with stellar audio sound systems particularly suited for chamber music concerts and recitals.
Main Exhibition Hall
The Main Exhibition Hall consists of 4 halls measuring a total of 1058 m². Mainly a venue for the exhibition of fine arts, the hall comes complete with art storage facilities, various amenities, and rest areas for visitors.
Located in the underpass on the Sejongro Intersection (Gwanghwamun crossroads), Gwanghwarang is an exhibition space managed by Sejong Center. The space opened in February 2005 and measures 132 m².
|Sejong Playroom, Sejong Hall, Sejong Artpia, cafeteria, reference room, Gwanghwamun Artee|
|Facilities for the Handicapped|
|Wheelchair lift, reserved parking spaces, restrooms, braille guide blocks, elevator, reserved theater seats|
|Admission / Participation Fees|
|Varies by performance/exhibition|
|General parking: 500 won per 10 min
Theater patrons for performing arts: 5,000 won for 7 hrs
Patrons for exhibition: 4,000 won for 5 hrs
1) Gwanghwamun Station (Seoul Subway Line 5), Exit 1 or 8.
2) City Hall Station (Seoul Subway Line 1 or 2), Exit 3.
Walk 10min towards Gwanghwamun Station.
Blue: 103, 150, 401, 402, 406, 408, 607, 704
Green: 1711, 7016, 7018, 7022