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A number of community based (professional and non-professional) theatre and entertainment groups have found a place in the foreign community. They have been the source of English entertainment for many in the expat community as well as a creative outlet for both foreign nationals and English-speaking Koreans. For information on upcoming auditions and/or performances, go to the Korea4Expats What's Going On section.

The Daegu Theater Troupe was formed in 2008 and has organised a number of events and performances in the Daegu area. The troupe also hold regular workshops. Anyone interested in acting, writing or directing is welcome to join the goup. Experience is not necessary. For more details write to

U&I Productions is a bilingual theater company based in Daejeon whose goal is to create an inclusive space for multicultural collaboration, self-expression, and artistic development to the Daejeon community through theatre. Members hail from all parts of Korea, the US, Canada, South Africa and elsewhere, Contact U&I Productions via ​

Camarata Music Company is a non-profit organization that provides an opportunity for people, both Korean and non-Korean, to perform beautiful classical music together. With the lack of performance opportunities within Korea, we aim to provide an avenue for classical musicians to hone their musical technique, build repertoire, and perform. We also wish to provide more opportunities for the public to hear classical performances, and experience collaborative performances of people from many different nationalities. The CMC Chamber Singers performs numerous concerts throughout the year while the CMC Orchestra is a semi-professional orchestra. Those interest in joining can contact  or visit the Camarata Music Company website. Rehearsals are held at the Camarata Studio in HaeBangChon. Directions:  Head out of Noksapyeong Station, exit 2. Walk straight and veer left at the kimchi pots near the U.S. Army base. Go up that hill about four minutes or so, and you will see Jacoby's Burgers on your right. Across from Jacoby's is Camarata.

          Outreach Vision - CMC believes that music is something that should be shared with everyone, no matter what their situation, especially children.  So, it is the vision of CMC to establish a music program in local orphanages and low-income areas.   One of the ultimate goals of this project is to create a children's choir and orchestra, provide lessons free of charge (in English and Korean), purchase musical instruments for children who otherwise wouldn't be able to afford them, and to provide high-quality performances that are accessible to all. 

The Collective was founded in Decembre 2017 and is based in Seoul. The Collective seeks to bring underrepresented artists from different fields together and give life to their work in a spirit of inter-sectional collaboration and community building. We are interested in creating multiple forms of media, including theatre, film, and music. Website.

Seoul City Improv was founded in 2007 and is Seoul's longest-running English-language improv comedy community. SCI performs three shows per month (see their Calendar for details) and holds open practice sessions on Wednesdays from 8-10pm and Sundays from 6-9pm. All experience levels are welcome! Just show up and have fun. In addition, SCI offers introductory classes and workshops with high-profile improvisers from around the world. Directions: At Samgakji station (Line 4 and Line 6), take Exit 3. Go straight for three blocks and take a left (just before the Chevrolet dealership). Continue straight for one block. The venue will be to the right, in the basement under Cafe Da. For information about all SCI events, please visit or contact them at"

Seoul Players is a mixed group of thespians that presents 2 or 3 plays in English each year. Directors and actors change from one production to the other. Anyone interested in working on stage or behind the scenes is welcome to join. Seoul Players' annual productions include The Vagina Monologues, a shadow-cast of Rocky Horror, and a 10 Minute Play Festival, along with 2 or 3 main stages. For information visit the Seoul Players website. 

Seoul Shakespeare Company is a not-for-profit theatre troupe  composed of a diverse community of actors and artists sharing one very collective thought process. SSC seeks to provide quality productions that reach across linguistic and cultural boundaries while celebrating live theatre. Contact:

TVSO (Teheran Valley Symphony Orchestra) 
is an amateur symphony orchestra, which started as a group of amateur musicians working at Teheran-ro in Gangnam-gu, Seoul, trying to play music together. While not an expat orchestra, TVSO is reaching out to foreign residents who are symphony musical instrument players. Practice is every Saturday from 4PM to about 7PM near Seoul National University of Education Station, Lines 2 & 3, Stops 223 & 340, Exit 14. Website. Info:

VARIOSO - International Women's Choir  was founded in 2004 to give women from the various international communities in Seoul the opportunity to enjoy making music together. The choir's repertoire includes a large variety of musical styles and languages. VARIOSO regularly performs 4 - 5 times a year - usually in November/December and May/June/July. For more information about auditions, rehearsal time/loctaion, or booking our choir for an event, please contact

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Last Updated on 2019-11-06

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