Seoul Arts Center (SAC) is the representative arts complex to which nearly 2 million users visit every year in Korea. SAC is located in southern Seoul, and is the first multi-disciplinary arts center and cultural park in Korea. Covering a total land area of over 234,385 square meters and a total floor space of 120,951 square meters, SAC opened in three stages from 1988 to 1993.
With its beautiful architecture, Opera House has three separate theaters. Opera Theater with 2,340 seats is equipped to support grand operas, ballets and more. CJ Towol Theater, which is a medium sized theater of 1,004 seats for plays, small scale operas and modern dance. Jayu Theater, which can accommodate a maximum of 350 seats, is for experimental and avant-garde performances.
Concert Hall, which has 2,523 seats, is a large hall for orchestras. IBK Chamber Hall has 600 seats and 2 levels. Recital Hall, which has 354 seats, is for solos or chamber orchestra. SAC Music hall has reputation to be fully equipped with from large to small sized halls for classical music. And SAC has Calligraphy Art Museum, Art Museum, Design Museum, and Outdoor Stage.
Since the completion of SAC, artists from a number of disciplines have recognized it as having a unique place for creative works. As a world-class institution, SAC has played a role in leading Korean culture into the next century. SAC is expected to jump up to be a leading arts center in the world with vigorous interchange with foreign arts companies and various events which can charm every visitor.