Korea is a country rich in cultural performances that blend tradition and modernity. From Seoul to Jeju Island, unique and captivating shows await travelers. From traditional performances to modern shows and popular K-pop concerts, you can experience a wide variety of entertainment. Especially for first-time visitors, this is a great opportunity to deeply engage with Korea’s diverse culture. Cultural performances are an excellent way to feel the history and sentiment of Korea.


Contents

1. Seoul

2. Jeju Island

*K-Pop


1. Seoul

1) NANTA Show

| Address:
Myeongdong Branch: B1, 26 Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul (Kakao Map)
Hongdae Branch: 29 Yanghwa-ro 16-gil, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul (Kakao Map)

| Operating Hours: Tue to Sun at 5 PM, 8 PM (Closed on Mon)

 

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The Nanta Show is a non-verbal performance set in a kitchen, combining traditional Korean samulnori rhythms with modern beats. The thrilling performance uses various kitchen utensils and interacts with the audience, making it engaging for all ages. The lack of dialogue makes it universally appealing and easy to understand.

Find more things to do in Myeongdong and Hongdae.

πŸ“Œ Grab your tickets to the Cookin’ NANTA Show in Seoul

πŸ“Œ Nanta (Traditional Korean Percussion) Experience in Daehak-ro


2) National Gugak Center Performance

| Address: 2364 Nambusunhwan-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul (Kakao Map)

| Operating Hours: Varies by performance (mainly Thu to Sat at 7:30 PM, 3 PM)

The National Gugak Center offers performances of traditional Korean music, dance, and drama, allowing a deep dive into Korean culture. The music played with traditional instruments, provides a profound understanding of Korea’s history and culture. The performances are meticulously crafted, showcasing the beauty of traditional Korean art.

πŸ“Œ Grab your tickets to the National Gugak Center Performance

πŸ“Œ Traditional Korean Dance Class


3) K-Kick Taekwondo Show

| Address: 47 Mareunnae-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul (Kakao Map)

| Operating Hours: Varies by performance (mainly weekends at 5 PM)

The K-Kick Taekwondo Show is an exciting show that combines taekwondo with theatrical performance. The show features dynamic action and martial arts, making it a thrilling spectacle. The high-level techniques and impressive stage effects offer a modern reinterpretation of traditional Korean martial arts.

πŸ“Œ Grab your tickets to the K-Kick Taekwondo Show


2. Jeju

1) Jeju Sky Water Show

| Address: 2172-80 Beonyeong-ro, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do (Kakao Map)

| Operating Hours: Every day at 7:30 PM

 

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The Jeju Sky Water Show is a mesmerizing outdoor performance that blends water, fire, and light. Set to music, this spectacular show is a visual delight. The combination of the beautiful night scenery and the water show makes it a perfect spot for photography. The harmonious integration of vibrant performances and natural beauty creates an unforgettable experience.

πŸ“Œ Grab your tickets to the Jeju Sky Water Show


2) Jeju Art Circus Show

| Address: 214 Donggwang-ro, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do (Kakao Map)

| Operating Hours: Tue to Sun at 4 PM, 7 PM (Closed on Mon)

 

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The Jeju Art Circus Show combines circus acts with artistic performances, offering a variety of spectacles and impressive stage productions. The diverse performances and acrobatic feats are captivating. The artistic direction and thrilling circus elements provide audiences with an unforgettable experience.

πŸ“Œ Grab your tickets to the Jeju Art Circus Show


3) Jeju Arirang Hon Taekwondo Martial Art Show

| Address: 2564-21 Beonyeong-ro, Pyoseon-myeon, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do (Kakao Map)

| Operating Hours: Wed to Sun at 2 PM, 5 PM (Closed on Mon, Tue)

The Jeju Arirang Hon Taekwondo Martial Arts Performance is a spectacular show that highlights the skill and artistry of taekwondo. The performance combines traditional Korean martial arts with dynamic stage effects and dramatic storytelling. It showcases the physical prowess and disciplined techniques of taekwondo practitioners. The impressive choreography and high-energy stunts make this performance a must-see for those interested in martial arts and Korean culture.

πŸ“Œ Grab your tickets to the Jeju Arirang Hon Taekwondo Martial Art Show


4) NANTA Show

| Address: 56-26 Seondolmokdong-gil, Jeju-si, Jeju-do (Kakao Map)

| Operating Hours: Tue to Sun at 5 PM, 8 PM (Closed on Mon)

 

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Enjoy the popular Nanta Show from Seoul in Jeju as well. This non-verbal performance set in a kitchen combines traditional Korean samulnori rhythms with modern beats. The thrilling performance uses various kitchen utensils and interacts with the audience, making it engaging for all ages. The lack of dialogue makes it universally appealing and easy to understand.

πŸ“Œ Grab your tickets to the Cookin’ NANTA Show in Jeju


*K-Pop

1) SBS Inkigayo

| Operating Hours: Every Sun at 3:50 PM

SBS Inkigayo is a live music show featuring popular artists. You can enjoy live performances of the latest K-pop hits and experience fan culture up close. The show’s dynamic stage performances and active fan interactions provide a lively glimpse into the world of K-pop.

πŸ“Œ Grab your tickets for the SBS Inkigayo (Popular Songs) & Seoul Tour Package


2) SBS MTV The Show

| Operating Hours: Every Tue at 6 PM

 

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SBS MTV The Show features various idol groups showcasing their performances. You can watch the show live by applying for tickets and experiencing the latest K-pop trends firsthand. The diverse performances and close interaction with the idols are key highlights of this music program.

πŸ“Œ Grab your tickets for the SBS MTV The Show & Seoul Tour Package

*BONUS


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