KT&G SangsangMadang Chuncheon [KT&G 상상마당 춘천 아트센터]

Vincenzo (2021); True Beauty (2020-21); Angel's Last Mission: Love (2019); Saimdang, the Herstory (2017); High-End Crush (2015-16); Liar Game (2014)

This is the building of ‘Ragusang Art Gallery’ in episode 14 of Vincenzo (빈센조) (tvN/Netflix, 2021).

Saebom High’s festival concert is held at the outdoor theatre in episode 5 of True Beauty/Yeoshingangrim (여신강림) (tvN, 2020-21) and Im Joo-kyeong (Moon Ga-young), Choi Soo-a (Kang Min-ah), and Kang Soo-jin (Park Yoo-na) sits down to watch the performances. When the band performs a song written by the late Jeong Se-yeon (Kang Chan-hee/Chani of SF9), Joo-kyeong spots Lee Su-ho (Cha Eun-woo of ASTRO) reacting emotionally towards it, and runs over to find out how he is.

In episode 8 (full episode 4) of Angel’s Last Mission: Love/Dan, Only Love (단, 하나의 사랑) (KBS2, 2019), Lee Yeon-seo (Shin Hye-sun) and Kim Dan (Kim Myung-soo) meet up after the press conference at the outdoor theater of this venue. She wants to thank him with a kiss on the cheek but impatient Kim Dan turns his head and she then plants the kiss on his mouth; which eventually ends up in a real kiss — that Ji Kang-woo (Lee Dong-gun) sees from a distance. Right afterwards in episode 9 (full episode 5), Kim Dan pulls out of the kiss and runs away, leaving Yeon-seo being drained by the just starting rain. It is Kang-woo who leads her out of this situation under an umbrella.

This is the setting for the headquarters of talent management agency G.Choi, run by Choi Se-hoon (Jung Il-woo) and which manages artistes like Kang Min-joo (Yoon Bo-ra from SISTAR) and MONSTA X (as themselves), in High-End Crush (고품격 짝사랑) (MBN, 2015-16) — as seen from episode 2 onwards.

Also seen in Saimdang, the Herstory/Saimdang, Light’s Diary/Saimdang, Memoir of Colors (사임당, 빛의 일기) (SBS, 2017); Liar Game (라이어 게임) (tvN, 2014).

Chuncheon City Children’s Hall [춘천어린이회관은]
1980–2014

Lost & Found (뭘 또 그렇게까지) (2009)
On the Road/At the Roads (노상에서) (1981)

Variety Show Filmed Here

Noneun Eonni (노는 언니)

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KT&G SangsangMadang Chuncheon [KT&G 상상마당 춘천] is the Chuncheon location of KT&G SangsangMadang; a cultural space and platform dedicated to promoting arts, design and music funded by leading South Korean tobacco company KT&G.

This was formerly Chuncheon City Children’s Hall [춘천어린이회관] and Gangwon Athletic Hall from 1980. Reopened in 2014, the current complex houses an exhibition place, a movie theater, the design shop ‘Design Market’, the theater/performer hall ‘Sound Hall’, a gallery, a photo studio, an outdoor theater, a live studio, the hotel ‘Sangsangmadang Chuncheon Stay Hotel’, the coffee shop ‘Dancing Caffeine’ and the restaurant St. Coqs that specializes in free-range chicken, as well as the art education space ‘Academy’.

It sits at the waterside of Uiam Lake [의암호] in Chuncheon’s neighborhood Samcheon [Samcheon-dong/삼천동].

Address
25, Sportstown-gil 399beon-gil, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do, South Korea
강원도 춘천시 스포츠타운길399번길 25
(삼천동 223-2)
Geolocation: 37.873744,127.702728

Getting here
Namchuncheon Station [남촌천역], Gyeongchun Line
(Best to take taxi or bus from here)

— submitted by Thom Musni, with site details by Marion KDL
High-End Crush, Vincenzo added by Mich KDL
— Photos taken by © Thom Musni, June 2019

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  1. Also in Ep.5 Of True Beauty

  2. Saimdang, Memoir Of Color also filmed here

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Café 'Dancing Caffeine': Daily 09:00 to 22:00 Restaurant St. Coqs: Mon-Fri 8:00 to 22:00, weekends 7:30 to 22:00 Gallery: Daily 10:00 to 18:30 Design Square: Daily 11:00 to 21:00