About Jeongdong Theater

Jeongdong Theater is the nerve center of Korean Traditional Performing Arts. It was established in 1995 to rectitude the legacy of Wongaksa, the first modern theater in Korea. The theater is well-known for doing several critically-acclaimed productions like “Masters Exhibition,” “Traditional Art Performance,” and “Art Frontier,” besides the programs like “Art Stage at Noon.” After its great success, Jeongdong Theater has emerged as one of Korea's representative traditional arts performance theaters. It was designated as Seoul Future Heritage in 2015. The theater is a government-affiliated organization for the production of Korean performing arts.

Must See

  • The events.
  • The architecture.
  • The artworks and lightings on the wall and ceiling. 

How to reach

By Bus

Take buses No. 50 or No. 60 at the station and then catch buses No. 100 or No. 150 to reach the Jeongdong Theater bus stop. 

Jeongdong Theater runs a shuttle bus service for its audience.

A single ride costs 1,300 KRW. 

By  Metro:

City Hall Station (subway lines 1, 2) exits 1, 2, 12; 10 minutes away on foot. 

Gwanghwamun Station (subway line 5) exit 6; 5 minutes away on foot.

Seodaemun Station (subway line 5) exit 5; Roughly 10 minutes away on foot.

The fare is 1,350 KRW for 10 km of travel. 


  • Watch great performance with great lighting and sound effects.
  • You can enjoy the Gayageum Zither-like string instrument and pansori female vocal music storytelling accompanied by male percussion.
  • Move your feet with the band performance.
  • Buy your ticket beforehand to save time.
  • Guided tours are available.
  • Do not take big luggage, it is not allowed inside.
  • Take your time and enjoy all the works in the theater. 
  • Commercial photography is not permitted. 

Visit Time

Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Monday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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Entrance Fee


VIP Seat: 60,000 KRW

Reserve Seat: 50,000 KRW

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Time you can spend

1 to 2 hours


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