Korean City Guides: The National Theater of Korea, Seoul
The National Theater of Korea
Established in 1950, The National Theater of Korea in Seoul is a great venue for watching performances of pansori, traditional Korean folk tales told by solo singers accompanied by rhythmic drumming.
The National Theater of Korea hosts the National Changgeuk Company of Korea, which performs traditional Korean changgeuk or pansori, the National Dance Company of Korea, the National Drama Company of Korea, and the National Orchestra Company of Korea.
There are four theaters in the building with the largest having a capacity of 1,500 people. The venue also has a a couple of restaurants: one serving traditional Korean food and the other a more modern fusion eatery.
On the second floor is the History Exhibit Hall displaying theatrical costumes, props and equipment used in performances.
The National Theater of Korea Access
SAN 14-67, Jangchungdan-Gil 158, Jung-Gu / +82 2 2280 4414-6
Subway line 3, Dongguk University Station. The National Theater of Korea is a 15-minute walk from Exit #6 or there is a shuttle bus 20 and 40 minutes before every performance from Exit #2.
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