Myeongdong Nanta Theatre
South Korea, Seoul, Myeongdong 2(i)-ga, 명동2가 명동길 26 중구 서울특별시 KR
Photo courtesy of Nanta Theatres
Myeondong and Hongdae Nanta TheatresOpened in 1997, Nanta is the longest-running show in Korean history. Similar to Stomp, it’s a nonverbal musical that people of all ages and nationalities can understand. The comedic story follows a frantic kitchen staff as they prepare for an impending wedding banquet. In addition to impressive percussive performances with cooking equipment, the 90-minute show incorporates many opportunities for audience participation. It’s become so popular that it now plays at two theaters, one in Myeongdong and another in Hongdae. Each venue offers an afternoon and evening show, with a third added on weekends. It’s recommended that you buy tickets in advance as seats sell out quickly.