The primary art complex of Korea, Seoul Arts Center hosts major venues showcasing visual arts, music, design, dance and performance arts. The Opera House sits in the middle of the complex, architecturally designed in the shape of a Gat, the traditional Korean bamboo hat.
Tour the Music Hall or attend performances in the three-tiered Concert Hall, the IBK Chamber Hall and a Recital Hall. You’ll have options for enjoying ensembles, experimental productions and concerts by the Korean Symphony Orchestra and National Chorus of Korea. Check the venue’s schedule to catch productions by the Korea National Ballet and Korea National Contemporary Dance Company.
Visual arts come alive at Hangaram Art Museum and Seoul Calligraphy Art Museum, where 10 galleries showcase ancient and contemporary calligraphy works. You can also sign up for Hangul calligraphy lessons and traditional literati painting, then visit on-site eateries and shops selling jewellery, records, flowers and art.
Seoul Art Center lies in Seocho-gu district, accessible by subway or by city bus from the Seoul Art Center Bus Stop. Parking lots include designated spots for the Music Hall and Opera House and spaces for other facilities.