The art of theatre has been enthralling and entertaining humanity for thousands of years, it is one of the first forms of entertainment, and continues to have both a strong presence and cultural impact today. Theatre comes in countless forms and styles, ranging across a universe of inspirations and cultural implications. When it comes to the Eastern world, theatre has a very special place in the traditions of most countries, since the stories told in theatre are ones that are very intimate to the culture and history of the nation. In Korea for example, the art of theatre is quite prevalent, and the country possesses a few unique forms, ranging from two different styles, and each of them are very musical and dance-oriented.
If you’re looking to experience the finest in Korean national theatre, there is a place for you. The Jeongdong Theatre is one of the most infamous stages to showcase national performances, and holds a special place in the hearts and minds of Korean people. It’s located in the main city of Seoul, and if you’re an international traveler, there are plenty of accommodation options to choose from. The Seoul serviced apartments are highly sought after since they create the ambience of a home away from home, and Somerset Palace Seoul remains as one of the best offerings in the category.
The Jeongdong Theatre came into operation in 1995, and was born out of the restoration of the country’s first modern theatre the Wongaksa. Since its two decades of existence, the theatre has held some of the most inspiring and critically-acclaimed performances Korea has ever produced, with the most recent one being Miso, in 2010. Other major productions held within the Jeongdong Theatre are the “Traditional Art Performance”, “Masters Exhibition”, and “Art Frontier”.
Visit the Jeongdong and you will enter a colourful world of magic, expression and music like you’ve never seen before. Experience the cultural heritage of Korea, at the Jeongdong Theatre.
Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.