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Jeongdong Theater

43 Jeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 04518, South Korea
+82 2-751-1500
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Traditional Korean Theatre Beautifully Done

We saw "The Palace" at Jeongdong Theatre and were blown away by the performance. I am a high school... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
TraceyPTBO
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Peterborough, Canada
Fascinating traditional Korean Theatre

I saw the afternoon production 'The Palace' in July 2018. It is a traditional type story... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Alan B
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London,
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Jeongdong Theater, Korea's representative theater for traditional performance Jeongdong Theater was opened in 1995 based on a historical mission with modern contemporary art spirit to restore “Wongaksa,” Korea's first modern theater. It has focused on promoting the value and beauty of traditional Korean art around the world by successfully launching the permanent performance brand [MISO] and by creating and presenting a traditional musical titled “Love Song from Chunhyang” in order to popularize and globalize Korean masterpiece traditional art. In 2011, it presented 〈Silla, the Land of Gods〉, which is a brand performance of Gyeongju, a city of world cultural heritage; it has contributed to the revitalization of cultural tourism as well and development of local culture. It has also been selected as the first case of joint development of cultural contents by the central government and a local group.
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43 Jeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 04518, South Korea
Seodaemun
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw "The Palace" at Jeongdong Theatre and were blown away by the performance. I am a high school drama teacher, so I'm often looking to see traditional pieces when we travel. This theatre didn't disappoint. The small venue has nothing but excellent seating -...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I saw the afternoon production 'The Palace' in July 2018. It is a traditional type story beautifully performed in traditional costume. It is all dance, music and mime so there is no language issue and it is accessible to all. At the beginning screens on...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

This was probably one of the best performances I've ever seen. It's like a historical K-drama come to life, but even better and more engaging. Every scene was suspenseful and kept me at the edge of my seat. As a foreigner, it was easy to...More

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

What an amazing experience... we watched a theatrical performance play " Lotus - a flower comes out once more". The story is told with beautiful and splendid music and dances. The performers and their outfits were superb. Not to miss if you're in Seoul.

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

I attended a performance of "Lotus" last night. It was excellent. The performers are obviously highly trained professionals and the production values were very high as the costumes, lighting and set were really good. The sorcerer's dance and the Queen's struggling with jealousy were amazing....More

1  Thank Christine A
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

I just watched "Lotus" last night. It was so good that my friend and I was really satisfied. The dancer/actors are professionals. The witch's dance with power , beauty, and mystery impressed me most.

1  Thank SylvanCheng
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Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Was recommended by a local. However I am disappointed towards Youll. Predictable storyline. Over price for the experience.

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Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I last attended a performance at this theatre two years ago to see a performance called miso... it was really boring... can see that they have tried to improve and although it is hard to make opera interesting it is a good effort....the show shows...More

Thank Rirji
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

I've just seen the show Youll and I wanted to share with you my thought : AMAZING !!! A little theater, a little troup but what a splendid show !! The original soundtrack, the acting, the costumes, the stage set everything was perfect ! I...More

1  Thank Anis S
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

(Youll) A short performance with a simple straightforward story, but the acting and performers are fantastic. A good way to spend a few hours during a night in Seoul.

Thank inshuu
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Nearby
Seodaemun
Walk within this area, centered on what used to be the
western gate of traditional Seoul, and you'll get a
glimpse of Korea’s past through the beautiful and
historic buildings that are scattered throughout.
Whether wandering around Deoksugung’s palace walls or
touring more historically somber sites such as
Seodaemun Prison, this is one of the best places for
culture, architecture, and history lovers. Jeongdong
...More
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you can book ticket via phone(+82-2-751-1500) / website(kperformance/jeongdong) thanks!
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