• Location: Seoul, South Korea
  • Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 31.50 View price calendar

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Enjoy a night of comic entertainment with the popular show Nanta, a hilarious farce about catering mishaps before a wedding feast. Executed with high-energy body language but without dialogue, this show provides a modern twist on ‘samul nori’ — a Korean tradition of percussion played with four instruments. The performance involves four chefs running out of time to cook and kitchen implements tapping out drumbeats.

Nanta is the longest-running show in Korea, first opening to acclaim in 1997 in Seoul, and still going strong to this day.


  • Nanta Show ticket admission in Seoul
  • Watch a 1.5-hour nonverbal performance about cooks messing up in the kitchen
  • Prepare to be wowed by kitchen-implements-turned-musical-instruments on stage!
  • Choose an early or late evening performance
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if upgrade selected)

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What You Can Expect

Nanta Show Admission with Private Transfer Option in Seoul

Nanta Show Admission with Optional Private Transfer in Seoul

Performed throughout the year at two Seoul theaters, Nanta also successfully established itself on Broadway in New York City. Join the fun by making your own way to the theater or getting picked up at your hotel if you have selected the transfer upgrade.

Be prepared to laugh out loud during the 90-minute show, which has met rave reviews since its 1997 premiere. The performance depicts the frenzied work of four chefs as they race against the clock to prepare an entire wedding meal, without enough time. The performers deploy frenetic energy and hilarious facial expressions while drumming with various culinary tools, including knives and cutting boards. This musical style embodies a clever and captivating adaptation of the traditional Korean musical art form, samul nori.

Be warned, if you are seated near the stage, you might be invited to participate in this comedy of errors!

When you make your booking for this show, you have a choice of date and seating. Once the tour operator has checked for available tickets, you will be notified to go to either MyeongDong Nanta Theater or Chungjeongno Nanta Theater. You can also upgrade to include hotel pickup and drop-off with your ticket.

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Customer Reviews

Donald M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

This show is one of a kind. There are no boring parts -- you will be laughing and enjoying it from the first minute until the last. The energy never lets up. The performers are spectacularly talented. You do not need to understand the Korean language at all --the facial expressions and body language are universal.

It doesn't matter if you are young or old. You will love this show. We plan to see it again one day soon.



5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Very fun show. If you have time you should try to see it. This is a non-verbal show that everyone can enjoy.

Phillip C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Manta was fun and enjoyable. A definite must for a Seoul visit.

Ed D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016


James D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Brillant! Fantastic concept - perfect execution. Was there with my sister but great for all ages. Genuine laugh-out-loud moments. One of the biggest highlights from the trip!

David G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Definitely the best thing that we did on the tour! Don't speak Korean? No problem! It was necessary to speak or understand Korean to understand what was happening! It was fantastic! High energy, well performed! Hilarious comedy show that everyone will enjoy! We even had one of our group selected to participate in the show!

Xiaoming Q

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Marco M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Hilarious! so vibrant and so funny! If I had the time I would have gone to see this show every night!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

It was really funny and an eye -opening experience

Jane Qin Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

An absolute to do in Seoul. Highly recommended! My husband and I enjoyed every minute of it even though he didn't think he would.

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