MyeongDong NANTA Theatre

Attraction 서울특별시 중구 명동2가 50-14 Published on: 13-11-2015

2 hours 30 mins
02:00 PM - 08:00 PM
05:00 PM
07:30 PM
First-time visit Second-time visit
Must see
46.00 USD

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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
MyeongDong NANTA Theatre is Korea’s first exclusive venue for Nanta performances, which are based on the rhythm of the samulnori and are comic non-verbal plays set in a kitchen.

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Why MyeongDong NANTA Theatre is special ?

MyeongDong NANTA Theatre is Korea’s first exclusive venue for Nanta performances, which are based on the rhythm of the samulnori (traditional Korean percussion quartet) and are comic non-verbal plays set in a kitchen. Nanta has been a sell-out success at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in the UK and was also the first long-running Korean show on Broadway in New York City. The shows have been so successful that they now run at three exclusive theaters in Seoul which are equipped with special lighting and sound systems to create maximum audience impact. Around 380,000 international tourists visit Nanta Theater every year.


What to explore at MyeongDong NANTA Theatre?

At MyeongDong NANTA Theatre, the show “Nanta,” is performed every day. As a non-verbal show it transcends language barriers and has been a huge hit with critics and audiences around the world. In fact “Nanta” boasts the highest attendance figures for any show in the history of Korean performing arts.

When the lights dim and the music begins, audiences of all ages are immediately transfixed as performers play percussion on kitchen utensils including knives and cutting boards, transformed into musical instruments. Nanta shows are also interactive and audience members are often invited on stage to join in the fun.


How to get to MyeongDong NANTA Theatre?


Euljiro 1-ga Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit 6.

Go straight for 220m and turn left onto Myeongdong gil.

The theatre (Unesco Building) is 120m ahead on the right.

Myeongdong Station (Seoul Subway Line 4), Exit 6.

Go straight for 300m along the Myeongdong 8 gil.

Turn left in front of Woori Bank.

The theatre is 100m ahead on the left.


Selling points

  • Hilariously Funny, Creative and Very Entertaining
  • Good fun for all ages
  • Enjoyable performance that transcend language boundary
  • Great Show with lots of interaction
  • Famous all over the world with good reason

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1.0 day
6.40 USD
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Tips for you

  • Main entrance & theatre entrance have stairs. If you are using wheelchair, please use the backdoor of the building.
  • The theatre stage is close to the row A. Please check before your reservation.
  • The official website is great site for more detailed information, so you visit it before your trip to the theater.
  • Facilities for the Handicapped: Wheelchair ramp, reserved seats for visitors with disabilities. For wheelchair rental, call +82-2-739-8288.
  • Pets are not permitted.
  • You should keep a quiet atmosphere to avoid bothering other people.
  • You should keep eyes on your children to avoid getting lost.
  • It is located at Unesco Building 3F, 50-14, Myeong Dong 2 Ga, Jung Gu, Seoul
  • All discounts will be applied only for internet reservation. Discount is not implement automatically, so please click " discount type" on ticket type page.
  • If there is an error in booking process, please contact to +82 2 739 8288.
  • For VIP seats, it costs 60,000 won ($55) per seat. For S seats, it costs 50,000 won ($46) per seat.
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TripAdvisor View more

While Cooking Nanta is regularly having their World Tour but of course there is nothing to compete than seeing it in its hometown. An all-family show you have to go when you are in Seoul, no need to understand Korean, they do not use words in the show anyway :-) A comic acrobatic cooking show will fill ypur afternoon or evening with fun and laughter. In some parts, they invite selected audience to the stage, if you are lucky then you will have your picture with the cast on the stage as souvenir, cool! The should not be much to tell here spoiling your own experience in watching Cooking Nanta. Book in advance to secure good seats in the show. Once in the theatre, just sit back, be prepared and enjoy! The MyeongDong Nanta is in the middle of one of Seoul high street. I went to the Sunday afternoon show which gave me opportunity for lunch in the area and enjoy vibrant street market after the show.

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Awesome show! Get a seat on the first floor if you want to be involved in the crowd participation

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