A Non-verbal performance integrates Korea’s
traditional rhythm, Samulnori, with comedy
And drama in the kitchen! Audiences of all
ages and nationalities can enjoy! Everyone is welcome!
Since our first performance in 19979 at the
Edinburg Fringe Festival NANTA received its first award for best performance.
This is now world famous nonverbal performance, 8,100,000 people the largest
audiences in Korean history. Since its first debut NANTA performance has been
on the road of success around the world. In 2004 NANTA finally made an
appearance on New York’s Broadway. This opportunity opened up new doors for
Korean culture and performances.
about 7,000,000 people around the world are enjoying NANTA’s spectacular
performances. NANTA performances can also be seen at three different theater
locations within Korea. NANTA also received an award for Best Urban program in
2009 and is also being highly recommended by tourist and locals alike.
is a must see performance” as 750,000 foreign
visitors per year come to Korea to enjoy NANTA and Korean culture.
NANTA is a completely nonverbal and
universal performance. Since it is purely presented through music and motions,
there is no language barrier. Therefore, NANTA can be enjoyed by people from
all around the world!
NANTA combines rhythms from Korean folk
music with modern music to create an experience very unique but also familiar to
the international audience. As an ameliorated mixture between Korean
traditional rhythm and modern audio system, NANTA became a super-rookie in the
world culture market.
Many nonverbal performances are dull due to
the repeat of only rhythms and beats and lack of excitement in suspension. NANTA
overcomes this drawback by combining a storyline with various comic scenes set
in a kitchen. By adhering to its storyline, NANTA manages to be well organized
without using any verbal scripts.
To double the fun, all of the audience can
participate in the show. Spectators can be the bride and groom in a traditional
Korean wedding ceremony, compete in piling up dumplings, and interact with the
performers. You can play the rhythm on the stage and make the other audience
more excited. You become a part of the show! This is a unique but charming
point, which only belongs to NANTA.
cooks start their day.
While they are busy preparing the
vegetables and organizing the kitchen, a bad tempered manager appears. He
orders them to prepare food for a wedding by 6 o’clock in the afternoon. The
cooks, who had not been told about this event, are caught completely off-guard.
Not only that, the managers also brings his young nephew with him and demands
that the cooks teach him how to cook and prepare food. The manager exits after
barking out these impossible orders.
due is 6 o’clock
Although the cooks don’t like this clueless
boy, they begin their works. Peeling this here, chopping that there, and frying
it over there, the whole kitchen rocks and rushes. While preparing for the
reception, the boy and the cooks get closer, and the audience joins the show.
last, it’s 6 o’clock!
With their excellent cooperation, brilliant
ideas and full performance, they finally have all the jobs done! The wedding
banquet draws to a successful conclusion.
rock the party!
A splendid party with ‘now four’ cooks and
the manager! Their vigorous energy, overwhelming power and thrilling sound are
all exploded at the finale. You can hardly resist rocking your body, and the
finale will long remain in your memory.
-Myeong Dong NANTA Theater-
OpenOct, 10, 2009
Building 3F, 50-14, Myeong Dong 2 Ga, Jung Gu, Seoul
Seats386 seats total (Premium : 34 seats/ VIP : 85
seats/ S : 156 seats, A : 111 seats)
Please note that there might be possibilities of ticket cancellation under certain circumstances. In case of tickets being all sold out, you may have to change your time, date or seats. As tickets are often sold out, it is a good idea to reserve well ahead.
Also we can only offer refunds for the cancellation made at least one day before the show. (Before 5pm Korean time) Total amount of the ticket price will be charged as cancellation fee if the request made after the time noticed.
Seoul City Tour Bus
You can find city tour buses in many other cities like New York, Sydney,
Tokyo, Hong Kong, Paris and London.
More than 6 million tourists a year visit Seoul, the central city of
Date2014.02.12CategoryTicketReply0DateEvery Day(Except Every Monday) *Not closed on Mondays that are holidays.
the famous nonverbal B-boy performance held in the world's first B-boy theater,
has been upgraded to "Kung Festival"! •The purpose of
"Kung Festival" is to report the seriousness of school violence ...
Date2013.10.16CategoryMusicalReply0DateWed-Fri: 20:00 Sat: 18:00 Sun & Public Holiday: 14:00 (Closed on Monday & Tuesday)
What is The Painters [HERO]? Magical Art Performance!
The Painters [HERO] is an innovative art
performance that stages the mind-blowing skills of live drawing with incredible
visual effects filled with a witty blend of mime, dan...
The Drawing Show
World’s First Drawing Performance! Art
Meets the Stage! The Drawing Show
The Drawing Show is the world’s first
attempt at bringing art to the performing stage, launching a new world of art
Date2013.09.23CategoryMusicalReply0DateMon ~Fri 17:00, 20:00 Sat & Sun & Public Holiday 17:00, 20:00
creates energy of the stage thatmoves
the audiences only with dance and music...
Sachoom is a festival!
‘Sachoom’ awakens your spirit. Just feel what your body
tells you! Thrillin...
Date2013.09.16CategoryMusicalReply0DateMonday-Friday: 20:00 Saturday: 15:00, 19:00 Sunday and Holidays: 15:00
Samcheonggak Premium Lunch
Concert ‘JAMI’ Samcheonggak sets great store by
traditional Korean culture and art.
a traditional Korean culture and art multiplex operated by Sejong Center for the Performing Arts,
HAN-STYLE is a brand name referring to traditional korean culture, includingHangeul(Korean alphabet), Hansik(Korean
food), Hanbok(Korean costume),Hanji(Korean paper), Hanok(Korean
architecture), and Korean music.
Date2013.08.23CategoryExperiencing Korea WaveReply0DateOPEN RUN
Music Show WEDDING
A combination of beautiful playing and
It’s a pleasant wedding that catches
attention from first to last!
Once in a moment anyone dreams.
The best thrilling wedding of m...
DRUM CAT -Season 3 Sound Factory
Globally-recognized Korean performance,
‘Drum Cat’ whips people into a frenzy of rhythm and fun! Drum Cat, created in
2003, is an all-female percussion group that has moved into its o...
Date2013.07.17CategoryMusicalReply0DateMon~Sun: 5pm & 8pm (No performance on Wed)
ACTION DRAWING [HERO] the Magical Art Performance!
What is ACTION DRAWING [HERO]? Magical Art
ACTION DRAWING [HERO] is an innovative art performance that stages the mind-blowing
skills of live drawin...
Date2013.07.09CategoryMusicalReply0DateTue~Fri & Sun 20:00/ Sat: 16:00 & 20:00
The Most Delicous Performance in the World
Bibap is a nonverbal performance based on the Korean representative dish,
bibimbap (rice mixed with vegetables and beef). As a nonverbal ...
Feel the heart-pounding, stirring rhythms
of traditional Korean music! Innovation at its best: the unconventional fusion
of Korean traditional music with pop and rock.
Date2013.05.22CategoryMusicalReply0DateMonday-Sunday 20:00 (Open all year round)