National Theater Company of KOREA

Welcome to NTCK!

Founded in 1950, the National Theater Company of Korea (NTCK) is Korea’s first national arts organization. For over 70 years, NTCK has been at the forefront of the development of excellent theater, creating theatrical works and fostering new talent. Our productions have been enjoyed by a vast number of people. We have produced some of the most celebrated original plays from Korea, including Forest Fire, Manseon: Yearning of a Fisherman, and our inaugural production
Won Sul Lang – The General’s Son, thereby contributing to the preservation of Korea’s cultural heritage. In addition, our endeavors to present a variety of works to audiences in Korea mean that we have introduced some major works in the history of world theater.

In 2010, NTCK was restructured into an independent incorporated foundation, and opened two new venues, Baek Seonghui & Jang Minho Theater and The Theater Pan. In 2015, the historic Myeongdong Theatre was returned to NTCK after 42 years, thus completing the system of three exclusive venues that is still in place today. The establishment of the Season Company in the same year saw NTCK emerge as the most dynamic theatre company in Korea. The official launch of Online Theater as our fourth theater in 2021 will provide easy access to our productions and allow us to reach out to a wider audience worldwide.

As Korea’s representative theater company, NTCK will continue to hold up a mirror to our times and bring quality theater productions. In addition, we aim to expand opportunities for leading artists to explore their own artistic worlds, and to enhance the identity of Korean theater. We have long accompanied our audiences throughout the turbulent modern history of Korea, and now look forward to your continued support and interest in the years to come.

the National Theater Company of Korea