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Concert Halls, Busan


Concert Halls, Busan

BEXCO (Auditorium) 벡스코
Address: 55 APEC Street, Haeundae-gu, Busan
Tel: 051-740-7300
Directions: Centum City (BEXCO) Station, Line 2. For more options, see the BEXCO website. 
Website - general information in English (also Japanese, Chinese)

Busan Cinema Center  부산문화회관
Busan Cinema Center combines movie theaters and a performing arts center in one building
Address: 120, Suyeonggangbyeon-daero, Haeundae-gu, Busan
Tel: 051-120 / Evenings-Holidays 051-607-6222.
Directions: Centum City Station (Line 2), Exit 6.  Go straight 270m and turn left onto Centum 5-ro Road. Continue 250m, until you see the Busan Cinema Center on the right.
Website has general description in English. Information on performances, etc. in Korean only.

Busan Citizens' Hall  부산시민회관
Busan Citizens’ Hall serves as a venue for concerts, performances, and public events of Busan City.
Address: 830-31  Bumil 2-dong, Dong-gu
Tel: 051-630-5200
Directions: Munhyeon Station (Busan Subway Line 2), Exit 1. Go straight for approximately 270m. Upon passing the bridge, turn right. Continue going straight for 200m to arrive at Busan Citizens' Hall.
Parking: Free 3-hour parking during performances.  Visitors must get a free parking voucher from the Information Desk in the Small Theater. Map.
Website performance information in Korean only

Busan Cultural Center 부산문화회관*
Reflecting the traditional architectural style of Korea, the Main Theater has been built to resemble a ‘Bonchae’ (the main building of a traditional house), while the Medium and Small Theaters resemble a ‘Sarangchae’ (typically, the men’s quarters of a hanok).
Address:  848-4 Daeyoendong, Nam-gu
Tel: 051-120 / Evenings-Holidays 051-607-6222
Directions: Daeyeon Station (Busan Subway Line 2), Exit 5. Go back 23M as when you exit the station. Turn right, then go straight 230M. Take bus 138 and get off after 2 scheduled stops at UN Park Station. Go straight 20M and then turn right going straight for 250M. Public Transit information. Map.
Website has general information in English but performance details are in Korean only.

Geumjeon Art Hall Busan 금정문화회관‎   
This is a complex culture and art hall that holds high-level art performances and large-sized cultural events. 
Address: 481 Guseo 1(il)-dong, Geumjeong-gu
Tel: 051-512-1001
Directions: Take subway line 1 and get off at Beomeosa (Exit 1)
Information about this venue on Busan City website in Korean only

KBS Art Hall Busan KBS 아트홀 부산
Address: 63 Namcheon-dong, Sooyoung-gu
Tel: 051-620-7100
Directions: Namcheon Station, Busan Subway Line 2, Exit 2
Tickets and Schedule in Korean only
Website re KBS programming has some information in English

LIG Art Hall  LIG 아트홀 부산 
Address: 15 Jaseong-ro, 133 Beong-gil,  Dong-gu
Tel: 051-661-8701
Info: ligarthall@ligarts.org
Directions:Exit #1 at Moonhyun station Go straight 110M, thengo right around the curve 100m. Cross the crosswalk and go straight 115m over the bridge. Cross the cross walk then turn right and go straight 170m. Turn left  and go 43m.
Website Korean only

Live Hall Oz
Address: Youngdong Plaza B1, 467-1 Bujeon-dong, Jing-gu
Tel: 051-808-0204
Directions: Exit 9 of Seomyun station, Line 2 Stop 119 or Line  2 Stop 219. Turn left  and go 30m. Turn right and go straight 275m. Turn right and go 68m.
Website in Korean only

National Gugak Center  부산국립국악원
(Opened on Oct. 28, 2008, the Center is a four-story building with performance halls, classrooms and training spaces. It holds traditional music and dance performances for residents in the region while focusing on researching and promoting the traditional performing arts of the region.
Address: 219-2 Yeon Ji Dong, Jin Gu, Busan(614-861)
Tel: 051-811-0114  (if no English speaker, contact 051-1330 for assistance) 
Website: has some information in English, including regular performances. Others in Korean only.
Directions: located near Seomyeon Station in Busan
Map/Transit Info (English) 
Reservations/Tickets - foreign patrons can make reservations by phone (051-811-0040) or in person. more details on NGC website.

Sohyang Art Center 소향씨어터
Address: Centum-city, 55, Centum Chungangro, Haeundae-gu
Telephone: 051-950-6500 or 1644-2963
Directions:
-Subway: Line 2, get off at Centum City station, exit 6 (five minute walking distance from the station)
-Bus: (Get off at either BEXCO, Homeplus, or Centum Sensivill Apt.) 5, 5-1, 31, 36, 39, 40, 63,100,100-1,115,115-1,139,141,155, 181, 200-1, 1001, 1002
Website: Korean only

Vinyl Underground
Actually a club often offering live performances, including internationally known musicians
Address: B1 Han La Building, 58-20 Dae Yeon 3 Dong Nam Gu,  Busan
Directions: Subway Line 2, Kyungsung University / Pukyung University Station

 

K4E Note: This is a partial list of the performance venues in Busan. If you have information on another that you think we should list, please let us know (if possible with all pertinent information) at info@korea4expats.com.
 

Image Source: Busan Citzens Hall

Last Updated on 2017-07-24


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