The National Gugak Center is the governing body established to preserve and promote traditional Korean performing arts. The center can accommodate every single type of traditional performing arts, such as Palace Music, Court Music, and all other genres including major productions of Changguek (Korean musical drama). The theatre in Yeak-dang Hall gives the illusion of being in an ancient Korean household. On the 2nd floor of the hall, there is a separate children's playground, which allows for quiet enjoyment of the music in the performance hall. Umyeon-dang Hall was designed to accommodate performances which were held outdoors. The performing space can be adjusted to fit the needs of the production.



2364, Nambusunhwan-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul[Google Map]



Homepage: (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, French, Spanish, Russian)



How To Use


Admission / Participation Fees: 

Varies by performance


Parking Fee: 

Free (Monday-Friday 09:00-18:00)





Nambu Bus Terminal (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 4-1 or 4-2.

- Take Bus No. 17 and get off at National Gugak Center Bus Stop.
- Take Bus No. 5413, 406 or 1500-2 and get off at Seocho-dong Seoul Art Center.



Additional Info


Program Information: 






zipcode: 06757

accomcountculture: Yeak-dang Hall (706 seats), Umyeon-dang Hall (231 seats), Pungryu Sarangbang (130 seats)

infocenterculture: • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-580-3300

parkingculture: Available

restdateculture: Varies by performance

usetimeculture: Varies by performance

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