Opened on April 1, 1981, Arko Arts Theater’s mission statement is to “boost performance art, obtain performance space to promote its popularity among the public, and support stages to pure art organizations facing financial difficulties."
Over the last 24 years, it has made immense contributions to the development of Korean performance art. By the end of 2004, the theater offered 20,581 performances and attracted over 4 million visitors.
As the center of performance art, the theater also began to attract a slew of small theaters and has played a pivotal role in promoting performance art and populating Dongsung-dong with artist. Currently, Daehakro (College Street) is home to over 58 theaters that offer colorful performances every day, making it the focal point of performance art in Korea.
Large performance hall, children's playroom, small performance hall, practice room
pianos, visual equipment (TV and VTR recording), audio equipment (recording, music/effects editing), stages (revolving state, elevated state, and orchestra pit), lobbies (first and second floor of large performance hall and small performance hall)
Site area 4,955㎡ / Total floor area 5,208㎡ (B3F-3F)
Main hall (604 seats; including 445 seats (1F), 153 seats (2F), 6 handicap seats), small hall (110 subsidiary seats)
Main hall, small hall, children's playground, practice room, etc.
Facilities for the Handicapped
Reserved seats for visitors with disabilities, wheelchair ramp, restrooms, parking spaces, elevator, braille blocks
Admission / Participation Fees
Varies by performance
Available (30 cars)
3,000 won for 3hrs 30min.
* General parking
2,000 won for
first 30min. / 1,000 won for each additional 15min.
Homepage (Korean) / Inquiries: +82-2-3668-0007
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