Myeongdong Theater (명동예술극장)


35, Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 중구 명동길 35 (명동1가)


• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-1644-2003 (Korean only)

Operating Hours

Varies by performance


Varies by performance


Myeongdong Theater is an exclusive theatrical performance center, which has opened in the building where the National Theater of Korea used to be located. From 1934 to 1973, the National Theater of Korea pioneered Korean arts and culture, functioning as a movie theater, performance hall and art theater. Though it closed its doors in 1975, after 3 years of renovation, the theater has been renamed and was reopened as Myeongdong Theater in June 5, 2009. Complete interior renovations were carried out, leaving outside wall design untouched.

The theatre has now been re-born as a mid-sized performance hall with state-of-the-art stage equipment and 588 seats, offering audiences a great view of the stage while the close proximity allows them to share the passion of the performers. The theater presents a range of performances such as serious plays, experimental plays, non-verbal performances, and musicals. Not only that, the place is a popular venue for diverse events like acting contests, theater festivals and performance festivals.

Structure Size

B1 - 5F

Maximum Occupancy

558 seats

Exhibition Hall Information

F5 Restaurant

F4 Balcony Level(103 seats)

F3 Mezzanine Level(116 seats)

F2 Orchestra Level(339 seats) & Dressing Rooms

F1 Box Office, Cloakroom, Dressing Rooms & Cafe

B1 Rehearsal Rooms & Meeting Room

Admission / Participation Fees

Varies by performance

Credit Cards Accepted


Parking Facilities

Not available


Online, on-site, and phone reservation available

(Korean, English)