Is your favorite Hallyu artist a musical actor too? Or is there any particular musical that you want to watch in Korea but don’t know how? Here’s a detailed on the ticket cost and other important reminders especially made for overseas fans.
What to Expect
Watching musicals in Korea is one thing that I didn’t expect to be a fan of. I’ve seen few musicals before but I never imagined watching musical productions that are not done in the only languages that I understand. But even if musicals in Korea are in Korean, you will not find it hard to understand their dialogues and the story line. The actors, the live band and the whole production really do great performances each time. Plus, you can even get a chance to meet the actors and get autograph from them after the show. If you want to know more about how they do musicals in Korea and what to expect, I detailed it here.
Where to Buy Tickets
There are different websites where you can buy tickets for musicals in Korea and it vary per show. Then exchange your electronic ticket voucher at the information desk at the venue. Note that foreigners must bring their passport or ARC when claiming their physical ticket.
Here are some of the most commonly used ticketing sites where you can buy a ticket.
You can also buy at the venue but note that buying at the venue on the day itself may not be the wisest thing to do if you want to purchase good seats. Most of the abovementioned websites have English version so it is easy for foreigners to make an account and buy from there. Moreover, timing is also very important in buying tickets particularly if the actors have solid fanbases in Korea. Tickets could sell out fast in a minute. Remember also to heck the scheduled shows of your favorite actor as the cast ensemble differs per show.
Cost of Musicals in Korea
The cost of musicals in Korea varies per show and the type of seats. In my experience, VIP ticket (1st floor) ranges from 100,000 to 150,000 Korean won. While seat from the balcony or mezzanine ranges from 30,000 to 90,000 Korean won. Other websites have a service charge of 2,000 Korean won per ticket.
Some productions offer discount promos for early ticket reservation. Others offer free tickets if you have seen the show multiple times and have collected the required number of stamps or stickers given per show.
Things to Remember in Buying Tickets
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