Myeongdong/Hongdae - NANTA Theater
Ticket Reservations for NANTA Theater! See the Best Korean Performance of Your Life!
Namee Kim @creatrip
2 years ago

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One of Korea's most popular performances, "NANTA Show", is one of the performances that many tourists visiting Korea watch. Even if you don't know any Korean, you can enjoy it, and it's a very suitable performance for your family.

Come and book tickets for the Korean Nanta Show, and take a look at our blog post that is written by Creatrip editor who personally experienced watching NANTA show in Myeongdong.

⭐ Due to the recent COVID-19 epidemic, the show will be closed until May 31st.

Ticket Price | Nanta Theatre 

A Seat₩44,000
S Seat
VIP Seat

Information | Nanta Theatre

Show Running Time
100 minutes
Show Summary
Nanta Show is one of the most well-known cultural and artistic performances in Korea. They use Korean traditional rhythm as a theme to present what is happening in the kitchen, and the genre is comedy. Because it is a non-verbal performance, even if you don't understand Korean, you will be able to enjoy it.

Recommended Reasons | Nanta Theatre

  1. This is a non-verbal performance that can only be seen in Korea. Even if you don't understand Korean, you can enjoy the performance.

  2. From the performance, you can feel the traditional rhythm of Korea. You will be able to experience Korean theater culture.

  3. Nanta Show is one of the most well-known cultural and artistic performances in Korea. People who saw it, regardless of age or gender, all have given praise to this really famous performance.

Business Information | Nanta Theatre

  • Myeongdong Theatre Address:서울 중구 명동2가 50-14 유네스코 3F
  • Opening Hours : Everyday 17:00~20:00 (Running time is about 100 mins.)

Reservation Process | Nanta Theatre

Step. 1

Book tickets for Nanta Theatre !

Click the "Reserve" button at the bottom of this page.

Step. 2

 Check your reservation details and Process the payment

Step. 3

Once the ticket number has been sent, you can find the ticket code on My Reservations Page.

Step. 4

Please present your ticket code to the staff and make your entrance.

*Once the payment is completed and the ticket number is sent, no refunds are available.

*Myeongdong Nanta will not be performing Feb. 17-19.

*Hongdae Nanta will not be performing Feb. 24-26.

Photo Reviews | Myeongdong Nanta Theatre

The world-famous Korean Nanta show transforms kitchen utensils such as knives and chopping boards into instruments.

This performance has successfully created a glamorous performance that is suitable for everyone, regardless of nationality, age, or gender. If it is your first time travelling to Korea, the nanta show is a MUST-SEE performance. Since the first official performance in 1997, it has been in performance continuously, and it is a combination of performance and beauty.

The show is mainly based on different situations and beats, so there are almost no verbal lines. Although there are no communication, the story can be fully understood through the performance, so even if you don't know Korean, you can enjoy it.

In order to watch the famous NANTA show, Creatrip editor visited the NANTA Theater in Myeongdong. After entering the hall in the UNESCO Hall in the downtown area of Myeongdong, he entered the hall from the right entrance and went up to the third floor. 

The performance time is available at 17:00 and 20:00. You can choose the time to watch the show on the basis of your own travel schedule.

At the entrance of the theater, present your ticket code to the staff and you will receive a physical ticket.

It was the my first time to watch a performance show and I was pretty amazed. I didn't know that so many people enjoyed watching performance shows in theaters. Half of the audience were Korean and the other half seemed to be foreigners.

Finally, the NANTA shows has officially begun!

The actors started out wearing Hanbok, opening in a super-dream scene, playing around with Korean bowls, washboards and drums. It was full of Korean-style atmosphere, and with the dim lighting, it felt more mysterious and dreamy.

The summary of the NANTA show is as follows:

Three chefs starts the day preparing the vegetables and organizing the kitchen, but a bad-tempered manager appears and orders them to make ten menus for a wedding before 6 pm. The chefs have obviously not been told about this event. Also, the manager brings his young nephew with him and demands that the chefs teach him how to cook. After barking these impossible orders, the manager disappears.

The remaining three chefs and nephews must make the meal before 6 pm. In the cooking process, there are many funny episodes. As for the details of the episodes, please come and watch the show for yourself!

The advantage of Nanta show is that the audience has the opportunity to participate in the performance. The audience may go to the groom or the bride in the traditional wedding. They may also participate in the dumpling game, and make dumplings with the actors, or cook with the chef. Clap your hands together to create a rhythm.

By engaging the audience in the performance, the whole performance is not boring, and also makes the audience more engaged.

I didn't have much expectations for the show, because since the show has been continued for over 20 years, I thought it would be boring and old-fashioned.

However, after actually watching it, I felt that the story of the show, and the actors' acting skills were very great. Also, the combination of the rhythm and music, as well as the creative kitchen waving, made a really interesting performance.

In order to bring a fresh sense to the audience, the Nanta show added new elements to the existing structure. So Nanta is not a performance that is only suitable for watching once, but rather, every time you watch it, it will have different freshness. Novelty performance.  

The Nanta show is one of the most popular shows in Korea. The content is really amazing and the actors are really enthusiastic about the performance.

When the actors chased the dishes, the dishes would fly to the audience, and they could feel the enthusiasm of the actors. Everybody applauded non-continuously after the performance.

At the end of the show, not only does the water on the drum jump with the illumination, but you can also see the actors are swaying like a hat under the gorgeous lights.

There were about 10 groups who performed in the show. Each group has different tastes. When Creatrip editor went to Kaohsiung on a business trip, it happened to be the same flight as one of the actors. It was really exciting.

Moreover, the show is not only performed in Myeong-dong, but also in Hongdae and Jeju Island. In all of these places, you can make a visit and watch a fun show.

Location | Myeongdong Nanta Theatre

Myeongdong Theatre Address:서울 중구 명동2가 50-14 유네스코 3F

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