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Opera House

Opera HouseSeoul Arts Center(SAC), the first grand scaled arts complex of Korea is founded in 1993 with the completion of the Opera House.

There are 3 independent theaters; Opera Theater for grad operas and ballets Towol Theater exclusively for plays, Jayu Theater for experimental and avant-garde performances.

Opera Theater : 4 levels & 2,283 seats
Towol Theater : 2 levels & 671 seats
Jayu Theater : up to 246 seats

The Mecca of Performing Arts

The Opera House, a focal point of performing arts in Korea, is a large circular building 43,560㎡ that consists of the space dedicated to performance and spacious area. It is characterized by the harmonious balance created among the fully equipped backstage, cozy auditorium, and the public area used for relaxing, shopping and meeting. Above all, it is a natural solidarity between culture and life that brings unexpected pleasure to people visiting SAC for these various reasons.

Opera Theater

Opera Theater
Outfitted with a purple stage curtain and a shiny golden colored proscenium, the Opera Theater is an exclusive space for opera and ballet. As the most representative space in the Opera House, it can accommodate performance running operas and ballets and so on. The capacity of the horseshoe-shaped auditorium is 2,283 people.

Three supplementary stages enable the staging of a full-scale opera, thereby allowing the cast to prepare for the next scene or even a totally different group to rehearse their own production during a live performance on the main stage. Its repertoire ranges from Mozart, Verdi and Wagner to Zimmerman's modern opera with the help of adequate machinery and lighting facilities. Audience can indulge in the excitement of the spectacular stage thanks to the proper angle of vision secured from their seats. Besides, a practice room is saved for each genre - opera, ballet, chorus, dance, acting and play- and the set construction center, dressing rooms for the cast and the staff and a green room are also there for making satisfying production.

Towol Theater

Towol Theater
The Towol Theater is under remodelling from August 2011 to December 2012.

Jayu Theater

Jayu Theater
This compact Theater -primarily for experimental and avant-garde performances- can easily adjust its audience capacity up to 246 seats. Since there is no distinction between stage and auditorium, it can be freely transformed into an arena, proscenium or thrust stage depending on director's intention. It is also fresh in its attempt to boldly expose the lighting bridge, point hoist and lanterns.

Lobby & Others

The Public Area of the Opera House begins from the Performing Arts Exhibition Hall that directly connected to the underpass and the parking lot. And it is open to everyone regardless of performance schedule. If you stand on the first floor lobby, a view of the wide rotunda opening up to the sixth floor is unfurled. 108 meters in diameter, the Opera House has a coffee shop and a cafeteria in the Public Area, Service Plaza for ticket booking and other convenient facilities in Vitamin Station. A Restaurant on the fifth floor that specialize in various types of food with providing a nice view of Seoul. Here is a multi-purpose space where you can relax, shop, dine and etc.