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MyeongDong NANTA Theatre

Address: 3F UNESCO Bldg., Myeong-dong 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone Number: 02-739-8288
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Ranked #3 of 384 Attractions in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
4.5 of 5 stars 1,431 Reviews
Type: Performances, Theaters & Stadiums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: "A talented troupe of Korean performers treats Cookin' audience to a taste of Culinary...
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Lockers / storage
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Type: Performances, Theaters & Stadiums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Owner description: "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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Lockers / storage

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Singapore, Singapore
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27 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Don't go to the wrong theatre. There is a myeongdong theater around the corner too. This is myeongdong nanta theater. Kids will enjoy the slapstick acts. Wish they would show more food demo. I had great fun still.

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Santa Monica, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

do not go see this show. absolutely terrible. a waste of money and more importantly a waste of 90 minutes of your life. the only demographic i can see this appealing to are those with kids under the age of 6. for a supposed comedy, this show is terribly unfunny. the story line is thin to non-existent. none of the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

One of the highlights of our trip is watching the Nanta Show. It was a really funny show with a lot of skills displayed by the actors and actress. There was a lot of interaction between the actors and the audience. The tickets are not exactly cheap but it is definitely worth every cent of it. Get the good tickets... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

This is supposedly one of Korea's flag ships when it comes to tourism. However had it not been for the steep price it would have been good. + It is different + Actors put a lot of energy into their show + Makes you want to chop food to the end of days + Childish and playful good for children... More 

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Jeju-do, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

A very unusual show - good fun and we're glad we went. (2 adults and 2 kids). I booked 4 VIP tickets and have no idea why! The seats are exactly the same (save for a different coloured cover) - and it was a bit frustrating knowing that the family right behind us and saved the price of lunch by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

The show lasted about 1 hour 15-20 minutes and was funny. Some of the humour felt a little forced and repetitive but it brought me back to my childhood and I laughed a little more than I should have. It costed 40,000 WON however (~$40 AUD) which I felt was a little steep. A definite must see attraction though. A... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Good and funny show, Personally i think it make sense to pay for a cheaper ticket and sit behind since this theatre is relatively small, I paid usd40 for my seat on the last 3 row but still have a good view of the stage.There is no interval for this 1.5 hours show.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This is my second time watching nanta and I still went to the wrong theatre - the Myeongdong Theatre. Never mind if you find your there, the unesco building is just less than a min away. Though there is no dialogue, their antics and inclusion of audience participation leaves you wanting for more. The high energy level of the performers... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

Great show to go with family, especially with kids. The actors do a good job to engage the audience. We were on the 2nd floor with slightly cheaper tickets but still got a good view.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Do not miss this if you are in Seoul. Funny and interactive, even for my 3-year old. She requests to watch it again the next day, ha! Location was easy to get to. Fairly small theatre, VIP seats do not differ much from the premium ones and get 1st floor seats.

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