The Painters: HERO – an Art Performance


A friend and I went to see The Painters at the Seoul Cinema in Jongno, where we both enjoyed a much needed night out on the town.

The Painters - title

The website and brochure bill the show as “an innovative art performance that stages the mid-blowing skills of live drawing with incredible visual effects filled with a witty blend of mime, dance, and comedy right before your eyes”. That was definitely the case!

The Painters - art

The artists came out to the theme of “Charlie’s Angels” and immediately started the audience participation section by calling a very shy, unsuspecting woman on stage. They did this a few times and of course the “victims” were rewarded with show swag. They continued their comedic behavior throughout the performance, all while creating beautiful art in various mediums – pastels, paint, ink, and even Rubik’s cubes!

The Painters - table

Show Information:

Hours: Everyday at 5 pm and 8 pm; running time 85 minutes

Prices : Premium seat: 80,000 won / VIP seat : 60,000 won / R seat: 50,000 won / S seat: 40,000 won

Online reservations:

Phone: 02-766-7848


The Painters - theater


Seoul Theater, 5th Floor

13, Donhwamun-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Google Maps Coordinates: 37.5696473, 126.9916588

Subway Directions: Jongno 3(sam)-ga station (Seoul Subway Line 1, 3 or 5), Exit #14

Turn right at corner and walk for about 5 minutes; theater will be on your right.


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