The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced on June 19 that it will offer a babysitting service, as well as half-priced tickets for high-end performances as part of a program to provide culture and welfare benefits for mothers. The participants can attend performance of The Barber of Seville, Hwaseon Kim Hong-do, Yeowoo Rock Festival – It’s Our Music, the play Kisaragi Mikizang, Only Love Us, and the opera Gianni Schicchi with half-price tickets. These benefits will be provided on a first come, first served basis up to the seating capacity of the respective shows.
Only women who reside in Seoul are eligible to participate in the program, but their family members are also eligible for discounted tickets. Also, in order to allow women who did not get a chance to enjoy the benefits of the Women Friendly Seats due to their childrearing responsibilities, the City Government will operate from this month the Women Friendly Day Care Center, which takes care of children while their mothers watch plays and movies, thereby allowing women to enjoy performances at Daehangno without worrying about their children. One can apply to join the Women Friendly Seats and the Women Friendly Day Care Center at the Women Friendly Seoul website at (http://women.seoul.go.kr).