Top Choice Horse Racing in Seoul

Seoul Racecourse

Enjoy a day at the races at Seoul's impressive and hugely popular horse-racing track. A 40,000-capacity grandstand faces the sandy track and its backdrop of verdant hills, where giant screens show the odds, the race…
Top Choice Traditional Music in Gangnam & South of the Han River

National Gugak Center

Traditional Korean classical and folk music and dance are performed, preserved and taught at this centre, which is home to the Court Music Orchestra, the Folk Music Group, Dance Theater and Contemporary Gugak Orches…
Top Choice Performing Arts in Myeong-dong & Jung-gu

Nanta Theatre Jung-gu

Running for over 15 years, with no end in sight, is Korea's most successful nonverbal performance – Nanta. Set in a kitchen, this high-octane, 90-minute show mixes magic tricks, samulnori folk music, drumming, kitch…
Top Choice Live Music in Western Seoul


The 'Lost Continent of Mu' has been hiding out in Sangsu-dong all these years? Join in-the-know hipsters for shows by bands and DJs specialising in electronic music in the basement on weekends. Upstairs is a stylish…
Top Choice Theatre in Myeong-dong & Jung-gu

National Theater of Korea

The several venues here are home to the national drama, changgeuk (Korean opera), orchestra and dance companies. Free concerts and movies are put on in summer at the outdoor stage. Walk 10 minutes here or hop on bus…
Top Choice Karaoke in Western Seoul

Su Noraebang

Sing your heart out and be noticed at this karaoke bar: some rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows fronting onto the street so you can show off your K-Pop moves. Rates rise from noon to 6am with the most expensive per…
Top Choice Jazz in Western Seoul

Club Evans

Appealing across the generations, Evans offers top-grade jazz and a great atmosphere. Get here early if you want a seat or book ahead. They release their own label CDs, too. Monday is jam night.
Top Choice Theatre in Myeong-dong & Jung-gu

Jeongdong Theater

Most famous for its critically acclaimed musical Miso, this theatre company also produces a number of traditional nonverbal musicals.
Top Choice Live Music in Western Seoul


A top live venue with up to eight local indie bands playing at the weekend until midnight. Afterwards it becomes a dance club with DJs.
Performing Arts in Gangnam & South of the Han River

Seoul Arts Center

The national ballet and opera companies are based at this sprawling arts complex, which includes a circular opera house with a roof shaped like a Korean nobleman’s hat. It also houses a concert hall and a smaller re…