Museum and Theater Itinerary in Seoul

On this museum and theater trip, we go to the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary art and the Chungma Art Center for a musical. Come follow along to experience a day of art in Seoul.

Booking Theater Tickets

Many people ask about booking tickets for musicals in South Korea. It’s easy if you have your FRC (Foreign Registration Card) and a Korean bank account. If you are a tourist or living in Korea on SOFA status without becoming a resident, you may find purchasing tickets challenging.

We book our tickets through Interpark which has an English language interface. If you don’t have a Korean bank account, you may want to use a bi-lingual Korean concierge service. Such companies can help with purchasing tickets, hotels, and more. We usually buy our theater tickets at least a month in advance.

Arrive in Seoul Friday Night

We wanted a relaxing day in Seoul, so we went to the city the night before so we could have a lazy morning. We decided to say in Ikseon-dong in Jongro-gu so that we would be near many museums and art galleries the next day.

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Morning Bagels

Many restaurants and cafes in Korea may not open until 10am or 11am. This means it’s sometimes a challenge to find western breakfast in Seoul before 10am.

Thankfully, when we sauntered out of our hotel around 9 the streets were empty, except for the breakfast place we wanted to try. Here, people were awake and waiting when we got there. After eating the bagels, we could see why – @london.bagel.museum had some amazing bagels. Our favorite combo: dark chocolate bagel with maple, and pecan cream cheese.

Morning Art Self-Tour

After bagels, made our way to the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, stopping at a couple of galleries along the way. The contemporary art scene in South Korea is vibrant and not to be missed. We take every chance we have to experience what we can.

National Museum Of Modern Art

National Museum Of Modern Art0

02-3701-9500

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Hangul Address

서울 종로구 삼청로 30

One of Korea’s premier modern and contemporary art museums.

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Meet Friends at Seoul Station

Met up with @zachs_life_in_soko (who you should also be following on Instagram) and Leo at Seoul Station and then dropped our bags off at our hotel and meandered Itaewon a bit before Kinky Boots. Grabbed some @oldferrydonut to tide us over til dinner.

Seoul Station is the best meetup location for joining a group if you plan to stay in Itaewon.

Seoul Station

Seoul Station5

02-6110-1321

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Hangul Address

서울 중구 한강대로 405

One of Seoul’s largest transport hubs for trains and subways.

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Attend Kinky Boots

Such. A. Great. Show. Lola was amazing. The talents, as usual here in Korea, were amazing. We don’t speak Korean and it never matters. The musicals in South Korea transport us past language every time.

Chungmu Art Center

Chungmu Art Center0

02-2230-6600

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Hangul Address

서울 중구 퇴계로 387

Modern, large performing arts center.

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Hotel or Home

On this particular evening, we chose to stay in Seoul. Getting back to Pyeongtaek can be hectic or even impossible after a late event. However, you may find you are out early enough to catch a bus, train, subway, or drive yourself home. It just depends on your circumstances.

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