The Best Live Cooking Show in Korea

The Nanta Show

난타

Nanta is Korea’s first non-verbal, and perhaps most famous musical, having run for over 20 years and been performed in countries all over the globe in front of a total audience of 13 million people. This hilarious, action-packed performance has received praise from both audiences and critics alike and has been performed in major cities worldwide, such as New York, Bangkok, and Edinburgh. The show gives a nice glimpse into Korean culture, with the performers playing traditional "Samulnori" folk music using improvised instruments such as cutting boards and kitchen knives.

 

Synopsis


A fascinating story unfolds in this musical in which three cooks try to finish a wedding banquet at the last minute while the manager puts his incompetent nephew in charge. This show is a definite must-see for all ages, as the team engages in all sorts of acrobatics, magic tricks, comedy, and pantomime, with plenty of audience participation along the way. Joining this cooking race against time is a truly engaging experience that shouldn't be missed. 

 


Three Cooks Start Their Day

While they are busy preparing the vegetables and organizing the kitchen, their bad-tempered manager appears. He orders them to prepare the food for a wedding by 6 o'clock that evening. The cooks, who had not been told about this event, are caught completely off-guard. Not only that, the manager also brings his young nephew with him and demands that the cooks teach him how to cook and prepare food.
 

The Deadline is 6 O’Clock!


Although the cooks don't like this clueless boy, they begin their work. Peeling this here, chopping that there, and flying it over there, the whole kitchen rocks and rushes. While preparing the food, the boy and three cooks get closer and they even get the audience to join the show!

At Last, It’s 6 O’Clock!


Through excellent cooperation, teamwork, brilliant thinking, and a jaw-dropping performance, they have finally gotten the job done! The wedding banquet draws to a successful conclusion. 

Let’s Rock the Party!

The now four cooks and the manager are ready to celebrate with their own splendid party! With vigorous energy and overwhelming power, the five performers put on an explosion of thrilling sound. You won’t be able to resist rocking your body to the mindblowing finale of this unforgettable performance.

 

Show Calendar

Today's Showtimes

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11 am (Brown) / 2 pm (Brown) / 5 pm (Purple) / 8 pm (Purple)

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 Showtimes (Year-Round) Seat Price  Duration

Monday ~ Thursday

5 pm / 8 pm

 

Saturday

11 am / 2 pm / 5 pm / 8 pm

 

Friday, Sunday, Holidays

 2 pm / 5 pm / 8 pm

      S-seat          ₩ 35,000  Approx. 100 mins 
 VIP-seat     ₩ 48,000 
Premium-seat ₩ 59,000

 

Admission Policies

  • Adult and child ticket prices are the same.
  • No admission for children under the age of 1. 
  • Children between the ages of 1-3 get free admission. 
  • Children between the ages of 1-12 must be accompanied by a guardian. The guardian must possess a ticket for themselves as well. 
  • Guests cannot choose exact seat numbers in advance. Seat numbers are automatically assigned on the day of the show. 
  • Latecomers may be guided by the ushers to seats different from the ones purchased.  
  • Performance schedules are subject to operational changes.
  • Performances for both the Myeongdong and Hongdae theatres are the same.

 

 Showtimes (Year-Round)  Seat Price Duration

Monday ~ Friday

5 pm / 8 pm

 

Saturday

2 pm / 5 pm / 8 pm

 

Sunday & Holidays

2 pm / 5 pm

S-seat      ₩ 35,000  Approx. 100 mins.
VIP-seat   ₩ 48,000 

 

Admission Policies

  • Adult and child ticket prices are the same.
  • No admission for children under the age of 1. 
  • Children between the ages of 1-3 get free admission. 
  • Children between the ages of 1-12 must be accompanied by a guardian. The guardian must possess a ticket for themselves as well. 
  • Guests cannot choose exact seat numbers in advance. Seat numbers are automatically assigned on the day of the show. 
  • Latecomers may be guided by the ushers to seats different from the ones purchased.  
  • Performance schedules are subject to operational changes.
  • Performances for both the Myeongdong and Hongdae theatres are the same.

Information

Company NameThe Nanta Show (난타)
Category Arts & Performance Fesfivals & Events Tickets & Passes
Phone02-739-8288
E-mailcs@nanta.co.kr
URLs Homepage Facebook Instagram
Languages Available English Japanese Chinese

26 Myeongdong-gil, Myeongdong 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea Myeongdong NANTA Theatre

[Subway]

Take Line 2 to Euljiro 1-ga Station and go out Exit 6. > Walk straight for about 150 meters then turn left. > Walk straight for about 60 meters. Nanta is located on the 3rd floor of the building. (You should see an Innisfree cosmetics store on the 1st floor). 


Take Line 4 to Myeongdong Station and go out Exit 6. > Turn left out of the exit and walk about 150 meters then turn left. > Walk straight for about 50 meters. Nanta is located on the 3rd floor of the building. (You should see an Innisfree cosmetics store on the 1st floor). 

[Bus]

Myeongdong Station(02-150)
 - Blue line bus : 104, 105, 421, 463, 507, 604, N16
 - Green line bus : 7011

 

Myeongdong Station, Sejong Hotel (02-669)
 - Airport Limousine : 6001, 6015, 6021

 

Lotte Department Store (02-140)

 

Myeongdong Station, Sejong Hotel (02-669)
 - Airport Limousine : 6001, 6015, 6021

 

Lotte Department Store (02-140)

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