Jeongdong Theater [국립정동극장]

Melancholia (2021); Melting Me Softly (2019)

Ji Yoon-su (Im Soo-jung) and Baek Seung-yoo (Lee Do-hyun) arrange to meet outside this building (seen as ‘Hangok Art Hall’) to exchange their bags (after taking each other’s by accident) in episode 1 of Melancholia (멜랑꼴리아) (tvN, 2021). When it starts to rain, Seung-yoo heads back to Yoon-su to pass her his umbrella. Yoon-su returns here on her own in episode 13.

Also seen in episode 1 of Melting Me Softly/Let Me Melt (날 녹여주오) (tvN, 2019).

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Jeongdong Theater [국립정동극장] – also known as Chongdong Theater – opened in 1995 as an annex of the National Theater of Korea. The theater’s significance is in “being the restored Wongaksa, the first modern theater in Korea”, which was originally established by the Korean Empire in 1908.

The building is located on Jeongdong-gil [정동길] in Seoul’s neighborhood Jeong [Jeong-dong/정동] —administered by the neighborhood Sogong [Sogong-dong/소공동] — in the Jung District [Jung-gu/중구]; just opposite Namdo Sikdang [남도식당]. It is also within walking distance to/from Ewha Jeongdong Building [이화정동빌딩], Jeongdong Building [정동빌딩], Le Pul [르풀], SeMA — Seoul Museum of Art [서울시립미술관] and Deoksugung Palace Stonewall Walkway [덕수궁 돌담길].

Aside from its location in Seoul, there is also a theater in Gyeongju, located at Gyeongju World Culture Expo Park [경주세계문화엑스포공원].

Address
43 Jeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 중구 정동길 43
(정동 8-11)
Geolocation: 37.565944, 126.972810

Getting here
City Hall Station [시청역], Seoul Subway Lines 1 and 2, Exit 10/11
(6 min. walk)

— submitted by Mich KDL
Melting Me Softly added by Thom Musni

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