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Myeongdong Nanta Theater

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Myeongdong / Namdaemun
As featured in The Best of Seoul and 2 other guides
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Address: 26, Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu | UNESCO Hall, Seoul 04536, South Korea
Name/address in local language
Phone Number:
+82 2-739-8288
17:00 - 18:30
14:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 09:30
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Sun 20:00 - 21:30
Sun - Mon 17:00 - 18:30
Sun - Sat 14:00 - 15:30
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 09:30
Tue 17:00 - 06:30
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 18:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 06:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

"A talented troupe of Korean performers treats Cookin' audience to a...

"A talented troupe of Korean performers treats Cookin' audience to a taste of Culinary lunacy-sliced and diced to percussive perfection." - Playbill, Minetta Lane Theater - NANTA premiered in 1997 and is the longest running show in Korean history. This electrifying 90-min show, on the comically-charged efforts of four cooks who are tasked with preparing an entire wedding banquet in just one hour, is one of Korea's most popular musicals of all time. Since its first performance, this world famous non-verbal performance made a record of 20% above full capacity at the theater driving the largest number of audience in Korean history.

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Nanta Show Admission with Optional Private Transfer in Seoul
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You will leave the place smiling

I expected to be bored at some point, but I was pleasantly surprised that I didn't. The whole show was fun and entertaining. Audience interaction made it impossible to get bored... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I expected to be bored at some point, but I was pleasantly surprised that I didn't. The whole show was fun and entertaining. Audience interaction made it impossible to get bored. It was a non-verbal show, and the actors' facial expressions and actions were more than enough to tell the story. Enjoy the show!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Five actors tell a story, cook and display impressive musical talent and athletism all without using words. There was audience interaction and participation. Lots of laughter from the audience.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A brilliant funny show with fantastic Korean traditional rhythms performed on kitchen equipment! I have seen it about 4 times and my little boy (5) laughed and laughed. I recommend this show to be seen by every tourist. Perfect location for you to shop and eat before or after the show. Enjoy!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was an entertaining and creative show where they combine the cooking, dancing, comedy and fun in one "plate". Enjoy the show!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I absolutely loved this show. It was funny, quirky, and completely entertaining! It was the highlight of my trip to Seoul. Highly recommend it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a friend's recommendation. Word of advice: prepare for your kids to bang utensils at dinner after the show! It was funny and engaging. Some parts may be slightly draggy but that's probably just us.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was my 2nd time watching Nanta show in Korea but nevertheless, I still enjoyed it! It is a non-verbal show. Do not have to worry in any language barrier! Worth it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So much fun. Very entertaining. The cast we saw were excellent. Exceeded all expectations. Would definitely recommend going to all my friends.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to watch this show after reading all the good reviews. It was indeed a unique show , bursting with energies from the performers. It was a good mixture of musical, magic , acrobatics and theatre. The story line was funny as well. We were glad to have taken a break from our tiring non stop myeongdong shopping to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Watched the show with my wife. Very entertaining even for foreigners who don't speak Korean. Most of the acts are drum-based musical acts that mix cooking with drum music. Must watch while you're in Seoul.

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