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Jeongdong Theater

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Address: 43 Jeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 04518, South Korea
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Jeongdong Theater, Korea's representative theater for traditional...

Jeongdong Theater, Korea's representative theater for traditional performance

Jeongdong Theater was opened in 1995 based on a historical mission with modern contemporary art spirit to restore “Wongaksa,” Korea's first modern theater.

It has focused on promoting the value and beauty of traditional Korean art around the world by successfully launching the permanent performance brand [MISO] and by creating and presenting a traditional musical titled “Love Song from Chunhyang” in order to popularize and globalize Korean masterpiece traditional art. In 2011, it presented 〈Silla, the Land of Gods〉, which is a brand performance of Gyeongju, a city of world cultural heritage; it has contributed to the revitalization of cultural tourism as well and development of local culture. It has also been selected as the first case of joint development of cultural contents by the central government and a local group.

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Youll a magical and wonderful show

I've just seen the show Youll and I wanted to share with you my thought : AMAZING !!! A little theater, a little troup but what a splendid show !! The original soundtrack, the... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Was recommended by a local. However I am disappointed towards Youll. Predictable storyline. Over price for the experience.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I last attended a performance at this theatre two years ago to see a performance called miso... it was really boring... can see that they have tried to improve and although it is hard to make opera interesting it is a good effort....the show shows how boring it would have been even if you were the king of Korea anywhere... More 

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Reviewed 17 September 2016

I've just seen the show Youll and I wanted to share with you my thought : AMAZING !!! A little theater, a little troup but what a splendid show !! The original soundtrack, the acting, the costumes, the stage set everything was perfect ! I wish they can produce in Paris really and moreover it was during Chuseok (kind of... More 

Thank Anis S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

(Youll) A short performance with a simple straightforward story, but the acting and performers are fantastic. A good way to spend a few hours during a night in Seoul.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 24 June 2016

The MISO Show has ended and now playing is Youll. Easy to follow with the English subtitles on one side of the stage. Dramatic lighting, dance, pantomime, contemporary music mixed in with the traditional, and energy of the actors will keep you captivated throughout. Good indoor activity if your legs are tired from all the walking and it's a rainy... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 18 June 2016

I enjoyed the Youll show, although I thought it was best suited to a young audience. I had hoped for more traditional dancing and costuming, but this was a traditional story given a modern twist. Easy to follow, with English phrasing on boards at the side of the stage. I'm a bit of a theatre "addict" so found this performance... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 June 2016

We saw a flyer for the show Youll at Jeongdong theatre and were apprehensive. Not speaking Korean we were worried we wouldn't have a clue what was going on, but the show itself was very easy to follow - there wasn't a lot of dialogue but the majority of it had English (and Chinese) subtitles at the side of the... More 

Thank mcglassa
Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 24 May 2016

A great way to experience traditional Korean music and dance in a contemporary setting. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Great Quaint Theater a Tucked away near Palace walls. We showed up to a surprise free concert in the courtyard. Blues, rock and Jazz with an open coffee shop and bar on two levels to the side and lots of open seating. Very pleasant for a date or with family. The performance in the theatre was a blend of Korean... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 18 April 2016

This was an unexpected stop while out with friends and it turned out to be one of the highlights of our Korea trip. Definitely stop in and see a show!

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