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The aT Center is a newly manufactured convention center that takes conference and event venues to a whole new level. This center caters to not only exhibitions but also conferences, meetings, shows, networking and business events, while providing modern technology in a user-friendly atmosphere so that all visitors and hosts can have a pleasant experience. But most importantly, the aT Center staff provide an instantaneous interpretation service, so that attendees can communicate although they may be from Korea, or abroad.

It also provides an audio, visual and sound system, storage and a trading information desk. There are five facilities available for lease, including three conference rooms and two exhibition halls. Nearby, there are a few hotels, cafes and restaurants for visitors’ leisure.

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The Busan Cinema Center is the home of the annual Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) that celebrates foreign and local films in grand fashion in the heart of Busan. It hosts three different theatres of various sizes, including the Cine Mountain, BIFF Hill, and Double Cone. On different days of the year, the center brings visitors to its grandiose landscapes by offering tours, film-related lectures, film screenings and exhibitions.

Tourists who wish to book a tour of the venue must call at least seven days prior to their impending date to make a reservation, and groups can be no less than five people per tour.

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The Kimdaejung Convention Center is used for large-scale events by providing exhibition halls, conference rooms, convention halls and multi-purpose auditoriums right in the heart of beloved Gwangju. This 9,207 square metre space has a capacity of up to 500 booths and a maximum of 700 guests. It has since held numerous events, such as exhibitions, expositions, large size meetings, banquets, concerts, fashion Shows, award ceremonies, and more.

It also provides bathrooms, water facilities, air conditioning, electricity and communication service outlets. Check the webpage for further details about their upcoming events and conferences.

 

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The Oil Tank Culture Park opened in September 2017 and is located in Mapo-gu. An old oil depot that was shut down in 2000 was then remodeled into an environment-friendly cultural multiplex and a park. This cultural multiplex is composed of six reservoir tanks that have been transformed into performance venues, exhibitions halls, and learning space. You will then be able to enjoy there cultural events, community activities, and more.

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Olympic Hall, located in Olympic Park, was renovated as a concert hall in 2011. The concert hall includes a main hall of 2,452 seats, a small theater of 240 seats and an exhibition room. The small theater showcases indie musicians and new artists. The main hall showcased many Kpop groups and International Singers. The exhibition room was created in order to expose the history of Korean pop from the 1920s to the present is showcased.

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Korea International Exhibition Center (KINTEX) located in Goyang, is the largest exhibition hall in South Korea. Opened in April 2005, KINTEX has 10 exhibitions hall and 40 meeting rooms. The KINTEX is a trade marketing venue for both local and overseas companies. The Exhibition Center holds tradeshows and convention in order to help global and domestic marketing activities.

The Korea International Exhibition Center’s Facilities include:

  • Exhibition Halls
  • Outdoor Exhibition Hall
  • Conference Room
  • Event Hall
  • Integration Conference Room
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Sk Olympic Handball Gymnasium, located in the Olympic Park, is an indoor sporting arena. At first, this place was hosting the fencing competition during the Olympic Game of 1988. But it was then remodeled in 2011 for Handball games. The current seating of the arena is 5,003 and hosts today handball games and concerts.

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Lotte Concert Hall, located on the 8th floor of Lotte World Mall, is an auditorium that regularly hosts recitals, concerts, and other performances.

The hall has over 2,000 seats and its “vineyard style auditorium” delivers incredible acoustics no matter where you are seated. To see the performance schedule, check out Lotte Concert Hall’s official website. 

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Korea House, established in 1981, is a traditional Korean building that introduces Korean culture to visitors to the country. Built in the traditional architectural style, Korea Houses proposes traditional foods and enjoy traditional music.

Here’ enjoy traditional music and dance performances such as Sinayui, Salpuri, Pansori, the Drum Dance, the Bongsan Mask Dance and more. Explanations of the programs are available in English and Japanese.

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Also known as Jamsil Olympic Stadium, the Seoul Olympic Stadium was built for the 1988 Summer Olympics but now is a multi-purpose stadium. It holds a capacity of 69,950 people and is located by the southeast side of the Han River. It has housed some of the biggest sporting events in Korea in the past, such as the 10th Asian Games. The sports facilities within the stadium include a swimming pool and gymnasium, among other things. Though the stadium was originally built to host big sporting events,  it is now used often for concerts. Events like Ultra Korea, and performances by artists such as Exo and BTS have been held here.

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Home to the Korean baseball team Nexen Heroes, the Gocheok Sky Dome has the capacity to hold 16,813 people. Opened in 2015, the dome has transparent soundproof panels to prevent noise from distracting nearby residents.

On top of hosting baseball games, Gocheok Sky Dome also functions as one one of the biggest indoor concert venues in Korea, having hosted concerts by Big Bang and Wanna One in the past. It also houses other sports facilities such as a swimming pool and gym.

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Made up of five main buildings, the Seoul Arts Center is said to be one of the ten best art centers worldwide. The Opera House, the Music Hall, the Hangaram Art Museum, the Hangaram Design Museum and the Calligraphy Art Museum lets both music and art lovers alike enjoy multiple interests in one place.

A variety of artistic performances and exhibitions are offered throughout the year. Not only does the SAC promote Korean art and culture, but it also links Korea with the international art scene.

Also, try visiting SAC’s fountain plaza or one of their many cafes and restaurants. The outdoor space offers a relaxing place for both locals and tourists to rest.

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Egg and Nucleus is a theater located in Jongno-gu that opened in 1998 and has hosted dozens of plays over the span of 20 years. Though Egg and Nucleus is a small venue with only 170 seats, it is home to many performances by the Seoul Shakespeare Company and offers a cozy atmosphere to enjoy plays and other performances at close proximity.

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Sejong Art Center, located in Jongno-gu and built in 1978, offers various programs and performances. The center’s grounds are composed of the Grand Theater, M Theater, Chamber Hall, Exhibition Hall, and other subsidiary facilities.

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Yes24 Live hall, located in Gwangjin-gu and previously known as UNIQLO-AX, is Korea’s first concert hall specifically designed to host pop music concerts.

With a seating capacity of 1,090 of people and a standing capacity of 2,500 people, Yes24 Live hall has hosted more than 200 concerts since its establishment.

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Blue Square is a culture complex built by Interpark Group and located in Itaewon. Built in order to help advance the performing arts in Seoul, Blue Square first opened in November 2011 and is now one of the biggest performing art halls in Korea.

The musical theater houses 1,766 seats, a 1,373 seated concert hall, as well as two grand theaters.

The operating hours for the theater varies on the concerts, musicals, performances and shows at the time, so it is best to double check on the website and shows itself when the theater operates.

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