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Seoul Arts Center

The Seoul Arts Center is Korea’s largest comprehensive art facility, which is equipped with various art spaces.

Seoul Arts Center

  • The Seoul Arts Center has an Opera House, a concert hall, Hangaram Art Museum, Hangaram Design Museum, and the Seoul Calligraphy Art Museum  
  • It has a Meeting Street, Traditional Korean Garden, and Outdoor Theater , which revitalize outdoor art space  
  • Offers  art academy, music academy, and calligraphy academy by installing the Art Academy in the center.
  • Address :2406, Nambusunhwan-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul
  • Tel :+ 82-2-580-1300

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts is an agency that was established by Seoul City. It has been recognized as the world’s 10th best performance venue. It is considered to be a gateway to the Korean art performance arena.

ejong Center for the Performing Arts'

  • It used to be Korea’s representative performance venue . 
  • It consists of the main theater, small theater, art museum, Sejong M Theater, and Sejong Chamber Hall
  • A gallery was opened to expand cultural spaces in subway stations
  • Address :

    81-3, Sejong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul

  • Tel :

    +82-2-399-1111


The National Theater of Korea

Four groups, such as the National Drama Company of Korea, The National Changguk Company Of Korea, the National Dance Company, and the National Orchestra of Korea, present excellent repertoires, which commensurate with the characteristics and globalization of traditional Korean art.

The National Theater of Korea

  • The theater is used as a performance venue for holding various cultural spaces if time slots are available. 
  • It provides  various genres such as folk songs, popular music, and movie tracks by operating gukak appreciation programs that are set according to weekly themes.
  • Address :

    59, Jangchungdan-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul

  • Tel :

    82-2-2280-4114


Chongdong Theater

The areas of Jeong-dong and Gwanghwamun, where Chongdong Theater is located, are famous as cultural attractions where tradition and modernity meet.

Chongdong Theater

  • Major famous places include Deoksugung Palace, Gyeongbokgung Palace, and Deoksugung Doldam-gil.
  • Viewers of performances can enjoy traditional Korean ambience, as well as the tradition of performance in downtown Seoul
  • Various programs are offered to viewers to participate.
  • Address :

    43, Jeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul

  • Tel :

    +82-2-751-1500


LG Art Center

The LG Art Center, which is located in the center of Seoul, is leading performance culture in Gangnam. It presents the world’s excellent performances. 

LG Art Center

  • It presents the world’s art to Korea, and excellent Korean art as well, such as the dance musicals “15 Minutes and 23 Seconds” and “Antler.”
  • It is doing its best to present excellent Korean repertoires by planning and producing Korean plays and dance performances every year.
  • Address :

    508, Nonhyeon-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

  • Tel :

    +82-2-2005-0114


National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts

The National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts is a national music agency that has been established to transmit and develop traditional music and dance. It is conducting various activities related to gukak performances and gukak itself.

National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts

  • It is equipped with various facilities such as the Gukak Museum and the Gukak Training Center, as well as gukak performance venues such as Yeakdang and Wumyeongdang theaters
  • It presents performances for novices to be able to easily understand and enjoy the performances; performances by Korea’s best artists; and UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritages, such as Jongmyo Jeryeak (Ceremonial Music of the Royal Ancestral Shrine of Joseon).
  • Dadam, which is a gukak concert program that presents both master artists’ stories and gukak performances, is held several times a month.
  • Address :

    2634, Nambusunhwan-ro, Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul

  • Tel :

    +82-2-580-3300

Seoul Museum of Art

The Seoul Museum of Art systematically collects and preserves works of art, and it presents art to the general public by holding various special exhibitions. The building of the museum is aesthetically excellent.

Seoul Museum of Art

  • It contributes to the development of art by operating various educational lectures.
  • The Seoul Museum of Art is famous for holding both popular and professional exhibitions in balance.
  • Address :

    61, Deoksugung-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul

  • Tel :

    +82-2-2124-8800


Gallery Hyundai

Gallery Hyundai is a museum of modern art that is equipped with various exhibition spaces. It introduces a wide range of artists across  such as veteran artists and famous artists.

Gallery Hyundai

  • It presents high-quality exhibitions through which viewers can see the flow of Korean and overseas art markets in one view. 
  • Gallery Hyundai operates the new Gallery Hyundai, which is equipped with a 3-story exhibition space, as well as the main building, which is equipped with  2-story exhibition spaces.
  • Gallery Hyundai operates a unique space where art culture and wine co-exist, along with a traditional hanok wine restaurant called, Dugahun, which is located behind the new gallery. 
  • Address :

    8, Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul

  • Tel :

    +82-2-734-6111


National Museum of Contemporary Art, Deoksugung

The west wing of Seokjojeon Hall in Deoksugung Palace serves as Deoksugung museum. It features a combination of the country’s traditional wooden architecture and Western stone architecture.

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Deoksugung

  • The museum was built in a Western architectural style with the Ionic-style decorations on the upper part of the columns and the interior  with rococo decorations.
  • Deoksugung Palace was the first palace with Western style buildings.
  • Deoksugung  is Korea’s first building that was constructed to exhibit modern works of art
  • Address :

    West Bldg. of Seokjojeon, 99, Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul

  • Tel :

    +82-2-2022-0600

The National Folk Museum of Korea

There used to be a National Museum of Korea until 1993 located here, but now the National Folk Museum is located here.

The National Folk Museum of Korea

  • The museum studies, preserves, and exhibits artifacts related to the lifestyle of Korean ancestors, as well as those related to Korean  current daily lifestyle.
  • The various educational and research programs that are offered at the museum: simple lectures on traditional maedeup (decorative knots) and crafts for children, families, and foreigners, as well as professional courses to help foster museum experts.
  • Address :

    55, Saemunan-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul

  • Tel :

    +82-2-724-0114


National Museum of Korea

This museum has 6 permanent exhibition halls, and displays some 13,000 artifacts.

National Museum of Korea

  • It provides video and audio guide services, as well as viewing directions, for visitors to be able to plan their viewing of exhibits.
  • Visitors may choose from one of the museum’s recommended viewing courses.
  • It is quipped with various facilities such as souvenir shops,a  library, cafeteria, café, special performance venue, and theater.
  • Address :

    West Bldg. of Seokjojeon, 99, Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul

  • Tel :

    +82-02-2022-0600


Seoul Museum of History

This museum showcases materials and information on Korean history and culture, ranging from the prehistoric period to now.

Seoul Museum of History

  • Seoul has been the country’s capital for 600 years. As a museum in a capital that has such a long history, this museum has various exhibits and content comparable to other prestigious museums around the world.
  •  It operates an open-type system  unlike other museums that have closed-type exhibition spaces and halls.
  • It displays reproduced artifacts to offer experience-centered exhibitions, and operates a touch museum corner  for visitors to get information via videos as they personally touch the screen.
  • Address :

    55, Saemunan-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul

  • Tel :

    +82-2-724-0114


Seoul Baekje Museum

The Seoul Baekje Museum effectively studies, manages, and investigates relics and artifacts from Seoul by establishing the cultural identity of the 2,000 year old ancient capital city of Seoul.

Seoul Baekje Museum

  • The museum has established a foundation for attracting foreign and domestic tourists by systematically exhibiting excavated relics and preserving the historical characteristics of Seoul.
  • It operates cyber museum for visitors to view the history of Seoul anytime they want to.
  • Address :

    71, Wiryeseong-daero, Songpa-gu, Seoul (Olympic Park. 88-20, Bangi-dong)

  • Tel :

    +82-2 -2152-5800