Seoul Arts Center

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Coordinates: 37°28′50″N 127°00′40″E / 37.480433°N 127.0111903°E / 37.480433; 127.0111903

Seoul Arts Center
예술의 전당
Seoul Arts Center.jpg
LocationNambusunhwan-ro 2406
(700 Seocho-dong), Seocho-gu
Seoul, South Korea
TypeArt center
DirectorShin Hyeon-taek
Seoul Arts Center
Revised RomanizationYesurui Jeondang
McCune–ReischauerYesurŭi Chŏndang

The Seoul Arts Center, also referred to as SAC, is an arts complex in the Seocho-gu district of Seoul, in South Korea. It consists of five main buildings: the Opera House, with three auditoriums; the Music Hall, with two concert halls; the Hangaram Art Museum; the Hangaram Design Museum; and the Seoul Calligraphy Art Museum.[1]:94[2] The Opera House is built in a shape that resembles the traditional Korean bamboo hat called gat.[2]

The center is home to the Korea National Ballet, the Korea National Opera, the Korean Symphony Orchestra, the Korea National Contemporary Dance Company and the National Chorus of Korea.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Martin Zatko (2011). The Rough Guide to Seoul. [London]: Rough Guides. ISBN 9781405380003.
  2. ^ a b Jonathan Gilbert (editor) (2012). Michelin Green Guide South Korea. London: Michelin Apa Publications. ISBN 9782067182554.