In 1995, Jeongdong Theater opened its doors with the historical significance of being the restored Wongaksa,
the first modern theater in Korea. Founded on modern artistic inspirations,
Jeongdong Theater has featured numerous critically-acclaimed productions such as “Traditional Art Performance,” “Masters Exhibition” and “Art Frontier,” as well as programs like “Art Stage at Noon” that are geared toward the general public.
Since our successful launching of the performance brand “Miso” in 2010 with the premiere of “Love Songs from Chunhyang,” a traditional musical written and created by Jeongdong Theater, we have represented Korea’s cultural beauty and value on many stages worldwide as well as for the tourists visiting Korea from all over the globe. In addition, we have contributed to energizing local cultural development and tourism with productions like “Silla, the Land of Gods” in 2011 which was based in the city of Gyeongju, a World Heritage site.
To expand Jeongdong Theater’s traditional production brand “Miso,” two new productions are scheduled to premiere in 2014. “The Story of Secretary Bae” will go on stage in May in Seoul and “Song in Praise of Giparang” will premiere in March in Gyeongju. The modern reinterpretation of traditional values from such classic works will not only provide entertainment, but a learning experience for the audience – Koreans and foreigners alike. In addition, to strengthen the public nature of our theater, we will be unveiling a new cultural project to establish ourselves as an urban art platform aimed at creating more opportunities for the public to enjoy cultural arts in their lives.