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MyeongDong NANTA Theatre

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Address: 3F UNESCO Bldg., Myeong-dong 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone Number: 02-739-8288
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Sun 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: "A talented troupe of Korean performers treats Cookin' audience to a taste...
"A talented troupe of Korean performers treats Cookin' audience to a taste of Culinary lunacy-sliced and diced to percussive perfection." - Playbill, Minetta Lane Theatre-NANTA premiered in 1997 and is the longest running show in Korean history. This electrifying 90-min show, on the comically-charged efforts of four cooks who are tasked with preparing an entire wedding banquet in just one hour, is one of Korea's most popular musicals of all time. Since its first performance, this world famous non-verbal performance made a record of 20% above full capacity at the theatre driving the largest number of audience in Korean history.
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Good comedy

Very funny. Recommended for the whole family. Like that they throw food at you. Make the audience participate.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Very funny. Recommended for the whole family. Like that they throw food at you. Make the audience participate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

First time watching such an amazing show! It's really worth it watching this show when you visit Seoul, Korea! The performers were awesome and professional, they were very funny and really know how to interact with their audiences. They left us amazed during the whole show. Anyway, just a tip of advice and luck, there are many performers and they... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Clever and very funny piece of theatre. Understandable for all nationalities despite being a reasonably involved plot-line. The actors are talented and (very) athletic. Definitely worth a visit. Be warned, the theatre is actually inside the trade centre building and the sign saying "Nanta" is high up and easy to miss. It is also a long climb up the stairs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I have watched the NANTA show twice, once with a friend and the other time with a client, and they both loved it. I also enjoyed it as well. Pantomime is great and funny! The actors were great, funny and entertaining. Loved the beats and music only available in NANTA! A must see.. the location is very easy to find...

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We went with a group that included children, grown-ups and seniors and both Americans and Koreans - and everyone LOVED the show. My kids, who don't speak Korean, are still quoting parts of this fun show. They keep the show moving and the energy high. We went after a long day of sight-seeing and it was a perfect way to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Purchase tickets well in advance on their website to get early bird discounts! afternoon shows are also cheaper than evening ones. We got very good tickets for 30 or 40% off ! My husband and I loved it very much. Good for both adults and kids. We even took photos with the actors after the show. Given the location (right... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This is a great show for all ages. The percussion is incredible and the pantomime hysterically funny. We LOVED every minute of the show.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

ITS ONE THING YOU SHOULDN'T MISS GOING, ESPECIALLY AS A FAMILY. My mom laughed her head off with this show, and this was my brother's favorite part of the whole Korea trip. My brother's not the type to shop or go around places, he's really into just staying in the room, on his laptop and watching TV, but because of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I enjoyed my trip here. it was actually a really good show. I picked it primarily because I wouldn't have to worry about a language barrier. I wish a lot more forms of entertainment were like this. word of advice tho, You do not need to sit close up. A few reviewers mentioned this but I ignored it. I sat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Excellant display of talent through non verbal cues. Great time of entertainment after all that shopping! A show of class that cuts across all languages- had a great time with lots of laughing too.

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Additional Information about MyeongDong NANTA Theatre

Address: 3F UNESCO Bldg., Myeong-dong 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone Number: 02-739-8288
Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul>  > Myeongdong / Namdaemun
Open Hours:
Sunday 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 am
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 am
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 am
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 am
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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