Sogeukjang Changdeokgung (창덕궁 소극장)


88-1, Donhwamun-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 종로구 돈화문로 88-1 지하 1층


• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-55-1330
(English, Korean, Japanese, Chinese)

• For more info: +82-2-742-7278,

+82-2-742-7273 (English, Japanese)


Open year round


Changdeokgung Theater is located across from Changdeokgung Palace in the Gungangno Special Cultural Zone of Seoul. Sogeukjans, meaning small theater, provide a unique and intimate atmosphere. Built to promote Korean music, the stage and seating at Changdeokgung are arranged for audience members to sit on the floor similar to in a traditional restaurant or home. The theater offers a wide array of performances including Samulnori (Korean traditional percussion music), traditional Korean music, and Madanggeuk (a play infused with traditional music and performances). First time visitors often find the creative and cozy experience to create a lasting memory of Korean culture and arts. Also nearby the theater are a number of tourist attractions including Changdeokgung Palace, Unhyeongung Palace, Jongmyo Shrine Park, and Insa-dong.


Maximum Occupancy

150 seats (up to 200 seats)

Industry Information

Plays, concerts, music, and gukak (traditional Korean music)

Admission / Participation Fees

Varies by performance

Parking Facilities

Not available

Foreign Language Intepretation Services

+82-2-742-7278, 7273 (English, Japanese)

General Overview


Homepage (Korean only)