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]

Established in 1988 to "develop and promote art and culture, and to expand people’s opportunities for cultural enjoyment," the center has developed into the representative art and culture complex in Korea.[3]


  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.
  3. ^ 예술의전당. "Greetings | About SAC | About". Seoul Arts Center. Retrieved 2021-08-09.