Busan boosts MICE portfolio with three upcoming entertainment venues

Night view of Busan

The South Korean city of Busan will welcome three new arts and entertainment facilities – the Busan International Art Center, Busan Opera House and Busan Lotte Town Complex – by 2022.

First to open in 2021 is the Busan International Art Center, a new addition to the Busan Citizens Park area. The three-storey complex will offer 20,290m2 of floorspace. In addition to exhibition halls and meeting rooms, the complex will also house a 2,000-seat concert hall.

Night view of Busan

Following in 2022, the Busan Opera House will form part of a major city waterfront land-reclamation project near the Busan Port International Passenger Terminal. Designed by Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta, the open-plan building has five floors totalling 51,617m2, where features will include an 1,800-seat Grand Theater, 300-seat Small Theater, exhibition hall, and rooftop space.

Also set to open the same year, the Busan Lotte Town, located in the city’s central Nampo district, will form part of the existing Lotte shopping and entertainment complex. Spanning 30 floors, the multipurpose harbourside skyscraper will include a range of shopping, dining and entertainment facilities such as open gardens, rock climbing facilities, a theme park, and more.

Earlier this April, the South Korean city saw the opening of the Dream Theater, Busan’s first musical theatre, while new exhibition space, the Busan Museum of Contemporary Art, opened in 2018.

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