Sejong Center is a massive cultural complex in the heart of Seoul, located right next to Gwanghwamun, that boasts the 3,000-seat Grand Theater, multiple exhibitions halls and small theaters, as well as cafes and gallery spaces. After a fire destroyed the old Seoul National Hall public theater in 1972, Sejong Center was constructed and completed in 1978. The theater is named after King Sejong the Great, a Joseon Dynasty monarch revered by all Koreans who invented the Korean alphabet, known as hangul. The theater underwent extensive renovations in 2007 and now boasts some of the best facilities of any arts center in the country.
The center is most famous for holding traditional Korean theater and music performances as well as musicals, but it has also regularly hosts major awards ceremonies, film premieres, and international events. The Sejong Center consists of the Grand Theater and three smaller performance spaces; Chamber Hall, M Theater, and S Theater. It also houses two art museusm, a small gallery space, an arts academy, facilities for local arts groups, and exhibition halls dedicated to the legacies of King Sejong the Great and Admiral Yi Sun-sin. The layout of the center may seem a bit complicated, but signs are written in English and English-speaking staff at the information desk to assist you.
Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea 81-3 Sejongno
Take Line 5 to Gwanghwamun Station and go out Exit 9. >> Walk straight and go left across the first crosswalk. Sejong Performing Arts Center will be in front of you.