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5 Performance Art Centres in Busan – City of Arts and Culture

Busan is a thriving hub for modern technology, arts and culture. Tour the museums, arts centres and cinema centres for a vivid description of all that the South Korean city offers.


Jeonggwan Museum

This fabulous museum brings to life the Three Kingdoms of Korea and is one of the first and unique features of this sort in Korea. The museum traces the historic roots of each kingdom and skilfully recreates village life as it would have been thousands of years ago. On display are period furniture and household items that give visitors an inclination to how life was during these periods. Jeonggwan Museum is located at 122 Jeonggwanjungang-ro, Jeonggwan-myeon, Gijang-gun, Busan. Admission is free and the museum is open from 9 am to 6 pm; it is closed on January first and the first Monday of every month.


BEXCO Auditorium

One of Busan's most modern constructions BEXCO Auditorium is an international conference and exhibition centre. The place has a seating capacity of 4,002 seats and plays host to not only international events but also events of art, culture and music. Central Busan accommodation is ideal for exploring these fascinating structures with ease. Look for Busan serviced accommodation that is well placed in the city centre. Haeunde precinct home to the BEXCO Auditorium and the Citadines Haeundae Busan is an ideal place for securing quality accommodation. A must visit for all architecture buffs the front of the BEXCO Auditorium resembles that of a sailboat skimming through the water; it is located at 55, APEC-ro, Haeundae-gu.


Busan Cinema Centre

The Busan Cinema Centre was the main venue for the Busan International Film Festival; it was opened in 2012 and is made up of three buildings. These are the Cine Mountain, Double Cone and BIFF Hill. The main building is the Cine Mountain where films are shown while the Haneulyeon Theatre is lauded as showcasing some of the best cultural performances. It must be noted that the Busan Centre is one of the world's first cultural centres to combine cinema and performing arts under one roof.


Busan Art Centre

A blessing and promotional stage for local amateur and professional artists and groups to perform this centre is home to a 240 seat theatre, 3 rehearsal rooms and 2 exhibition halls. There are also offices of the Busan Federation of Arts located there while ample parking is a boon. The Busan Art Centre is located at 78 Yongso-ro, Nam-gu.


Yeongdo Cultural and Art Centre

This is a contemporary state of the art centre that facilitates drama, music, performing arts and exhibitions. Located in scenic Yeongdo Cultural Park the place is home to a well-stocked library, a sports centre, a soccer field, a tennis court and a very impressive outdoor performance theatre. Yeongdo Cultural and Art Centre is located at (Dongsam-Dong), 6 Hamji-ro 79 beon gil, Yongdo gu. Visit the website for a list of performances and dates.