Sejong Center
Sejong Center
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Neighbourhood: Jongno-gu
How to get there
  • Gwanghwamun • 2 min walk
  • Gyeongbokgung • 6 min walk
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Rumples
Tucson, AZ11,680 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
This huge performing arts center caught our eyes when we walked along Gwanghwamun Square, heading North toward the Gyeongbokgung Palace. On the square’s West side, the 6-story building, with three underground levels, displays traditional Korean architecture, along with modern elements.

We decided to delay our visit to the palace and to go into the Center after we saw the entrance to a museum in one of its underground levels behind the statue of King Sejong on the square. Free, the museum offers two exhibition halls, one devoted to King Sejong and the other to Admiral Yi Sunshin, both important men in Korea’s history. Each hall was so well curated that we ended up staying for 1 hour rather than the anticipated few minutes. Hungry, we stayed even longer in the Center to have a Korean lunch at one of its many restaurants.

Returning from the palace, we decided to visit the Center again. This time, we looked around the lobby, which was well maintained and included a ticket counter for the various events held here, such as concerts, art exhibitions and operas. We sat for a while, drinking tea at a table near a small snack bar before leaving for the Gwanghwamun Subway stop in the square. It provides easy access to the Center.
Written 17 September 2019
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Deborah W
Melbourne, Australia47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
Sejong Performing Arts Center is a world-class auditorium worth visiting if you're into the arts or music. I attended a performance by the Korean Contemporary Dance Theater - a performance worth every bit of the 10,000 won I paid for the ticket. It was a mesmerising glimpse into the world of Korean modern dance. Enjoyed every moment. Prices for most concerts and performances seem reasonable. I purchased my ticket 1 1/2 hours before the show, when the box office opened.
Written 24 May 2019
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In-Yong H
London, UK658 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Friends
No doubt there will be plenty of reviews about the excellent performances that happen here, but I'm here to plug for he excellent Studio Ghibli exhibition which is running until March. It presents the posters and the artwork for all the films from the last 30 years, and the audio guide is a must. Sounds like there are regular exhibitions which happen at the arts centre so check out what's happening if you've missed this one!
Written 26 December 2017
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DanMcKay
Melbourne, Australia38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Solo
we were performing at the venue with an Argentine Tango company.
We were warned that it was an outdated and difficult venue but that couldn't have been further from the truth.
This place is world class. Would happily perform there again or pay to see one of their may well programmed performances
Written 14 December 2017
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Alice C
Hong Kong, China462 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017
For so many times I've been to Seoul, I have never thought of visiting this place. This time I went there was all because of M.C. Escher's exhibition. I thought it would be on a small scale, but indeed the works being shown have occupied a whole two floors of the exhibition hall. As a matter of facts, various concerts and exhibitions are frequently held in Sejong Centre. For those who wants to enjoy a show or an exhibition while in Seoul, this could be a place to be paid more attention to.
Written 20 August 2017
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Ping L
Timaru858 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
I came here for Hunder Wasser presentation and it's great. I always thought that Sejong Centre is a music performing hall, only to realise that on its side is a hall that goes vertically that supports art presentation. Staff here do allow people to take pictures as long as it's not flash photography. As a matter of courtesy, it always pays to ask first. The layout is straight forward. You started out on the ground floor and worked your way to the basement. You knew it when you're at the end of the road where there's a souvenir shop at the end of the tunnel. Seoul has the capital to bring in world leading presentations and I'm thankful for such opportunity.
Written 4 January 2017
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Lyanna T
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016
i visited 4 times in February for musicals. Access is so easy with both the city hall and gwanghwamun metro stations close to/connected to the centre. i had seats on the ground, 1st and 2nd floor, on both left and right of the stage.

With capacity of 3k pax it is a large scale hall similar to seoul art center but i prefer sejong. For some reason the seats on the 1st floor provided a better view compared to seoul art centre's 1st floor. In fact even the 2nd floor seat i got was a decent view

Written 6 July 2016
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Roller74
Daegu, South Korea46 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Couples
I visited the Grand Theater to listen to Diana Krall. It was my first time to the space it was very easy to get to. The facility itself is beautiful, the stage setup to how the seats are positioned are perfect I sat on the floor level but I am quite sure I would of had the same experience if my seats were else where. The only problem I encountered has to do with me personally, I am 6'2" and after 1hr of sitting in the seats my knees were screaming. There was no intermission during my show so I sat for 2hrs straight thank goodness the seats themselves were comfortable.
Written 3 March 2016
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Aaron C
Iksan, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Solo
located very close to the subway exit (gwanghwamun) this place has very good exhibitions in seoul. They don't allow you to take photos inside by the way compared to few other places in seoul that really dont care.
Written 29 September 2015
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Amanda J
London, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Friends
Amazing centre, very easy to find from the subway station and the staff were polite too in helping us find our seats. Amazing view of stage even from second floor which is where we were
Written 7 July 2015
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