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Jeongdong Theater (정동극장)    
Jeongdong Theater (정...
Jeongdong Theater (정...
  • Jeongdong Theater (정...
  • Jeongdong Theater (정동극장)
  • Jeongdong Theater (정동극장)
  • Jeongdong Theater (정동극장)
  • Jeongdong Theater (정동극장)
  • Jeongdong Theater (정동극장)
  • Jeongdong Theater (정동극장)
  • Jeongdong Theater (정동극장)
  • Jeongdong Theater (정동극장)
  • Jeongdong Theater (정동극장)
  • Jeongdong Theater (정동극장)
  • Jeongdong Theater (정동극장)
  • Jeongdong Theater (정동극장)
  • Jeongdong Theater (정동극장)
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43, Jeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul-si
서울특별시 중구 정동길 43 (정동)
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-751-1500
Operating Hours
Performing hours: 16:00 / 20:00
Clsoed on Mondays.
* Feb 23 - Apr 2 , 2015 will be closed due to maintenance.
 [Opening hours] Monday - Friday 09:00~18:00
Length of Tour
Approx. 70 mins
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While walking through the intimate ambience of Deoksugung Doldam-gil, you will come across Jeongdong Theater. This theater was open as a cultural space for locals and citizens.

Opened on June 17, 1995, Jeongdong Theater is historically significant in that it represents 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. As a result, Jeongdong Theater has become one of Korea's representative traditional arts performance theaters.

The theater successfully held the performance “Miso” in 2010, featuring the traditional musical "Love Songs from Chunhyang," written and created by Jeongdong Theater. Through this, the musical attracted many foreign visitors from all over the world, passing on Korean cultural values and beauty, as well as creating interest on the global stage. As of now, the theater is showing the performance ‘The 2nd Story of Miso: Baebijang-jeon,’ a reinterpretation of the fundamental values of Korean cultural and art into the modern era. It can easily be enjoyed by people from all walks of life, whether Korean or not.
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
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.

Language assistance available: subtitle offered in English, Japanese and Chinese
Phone call or via website
※ Inquiries: +82-2-751-1500
Reservation for Foreigners
Phone call or via website
※ Inquiries: +82-2-751-1500
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 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
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