The Sanwoolim Theater Company is the only drama group in Korea to have its own exclusive theater. The theater company began with the staging of Samuel Beckett’s Nobel Prize winning play “Waiting for Godot” in December 1969. The director Lim Young-woong and the cast performers who had participated in this play co-founded Sanwoolim Theater Company. Since then, it has grown into Korea’s representative drama group by staging over 60 theatrical productions and receiving more than 80 awards over the years.

Following the foundation of Sanwoolim Theater Company, company director Lim Young-woong and his wife Oh Jeung-ja built a three-story building with two basement floors near Seoul’s Hongik University at their own expense. The theater building was designed and constructed for theater-use only so that it may not be used for any other purposes. Hence, the exclusive theater for Sanwoolim Theater Company opened in March 3, 1985.



157 Wa-usan-ro, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul[Google Map]


Length of Tour: 

Varies by performance



(Korean only)



How To Use


Admission / Participation Fees: 

Varies by performance





Sinchon Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit 4.
Take Bus 273, 7011 bound for Sanwoolim Theater(산울림 소극장).



Additional Info


Industry Information: 

Performing arts


General Overview: 

Inquiry: +82-2-334-5915, 5925
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tel: +82-2-334-5915, 5925

zipcode: 04052

accomcountculture: 100 seats

infocenterculture: • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-334-5915, 5925

parkingculture: Public parking lot

restdateculture: Mondays

usetimeculture: Varies by performance

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