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 became an independent foundation and opened the Baek Seonghui & Jang Minho Theater and the Theater PAN. In 2015, it succeeded the management and operation of the Myeongdong Theater, which had been the sole theater of the National Theater Company of Korea, establishing a system of three exclusive theaters. In the same year, it selected and announced its Season Company, with the aim of creating the best environment for theatrical production. Officially launched in 2021, the online theater service continues to expand its reach by inviting audiences in different parts of Korea and abroad to enjoy theater in more convenient settings. The new theater, which is currently being built on the former site of the Baek Seonghui & Jang Minho Theater and the Theater PAN, is expected to lay the foundation for a new era of Korean theater.

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