The State Republican Academic Korean Musical Comedy Theatre has a rich history. Originally it was the Far Eastern Regional Korean Theatre, founded in 1932 in Vladivostok. In those years, Korea was occupied by imperial Japan, and all manifestations of the national culture of Koreans were banned on its territory. Therefore, our theatre is not only the only state – owned Korean theater operating outside the Korean Peninsula, but also the very first state-owned national Korean theatre in the world.
The theatre’s repertoire includes national and modern Korean performances, as well as productions by playwrights of Kazakhstan and foreign playwrights. All performances are in Korean with simultaneous translation. Throughout its history, the theatre has been the center of Korean diaspora culture throughout the former USSR and, of course, Kazakhstan, being an ethno-cultural phenomenon that developed thanks to state support and the efforts of the best representatives of the creative intelligentsia.