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A Grand Theater Suitable for Diverse Arts Performances

The Oulim Theater is the main theater of Goyang Oulim Nuri Arts Center and it is a three-story and
one-basement level multi-purpose building that boasts a distinctive architectural beauty fully utilizing curved lines,
grant admission up to 1,218 per performance, and as many as 200 actors on stage.

The stage being equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, the Oulim Theater is most adapt to present successful
works of grand opera, ballets, and musicals.
The audience seats are arranged across two floors, in rows intentionally titled, forming columns of a zig-zag
shape in an effort that everyone may have a clear view of the stage.
In addition, all the seats are placed within 23 meters from the stage, which is the furthest distance a person
can see the actors' facial expressions. Seating Capacity

Total Number of Seats: 1,218
Number of Seats in the Orchestra Pit: 88


Stage Machinery Control Room
The control room on the ground level of the stage is installed with an MMI and Manual controlling system
which enables impeccable automatic control of the whole performance, including the rehearsals, and manual
control, when needed. All stage machinery can be controlled delicately and with detail using the PLC controlling
system, and since one can monitor the operation of the stage machinery through the console, the management
and the organizers can guarantee a top-quality performance at a safe environment.

Sound Control Rooms
One can directly monitor and record performances in the open sound control room behind the audience on the
ground-floor level. For more sophisticated recording, there is another control room on the second level equipped
with a Mixing Console, Patch Bay, and various processors, such as CDP, DAT, and MD.

Lighting Control Rooms
The lighting control room on the second floor is equipped with a full tracking back-up system: namely with
two Main Lighting Control Boards, an LSCP (Light System Control Position) and a DMX-512 Protocol Distribution
Network Patching Rack installed in major positions around the auditorium.
There are also audio and video facilities set to monitor live performances.

Rehearsal Rooms
In the basement level, a 257- orchestra rehearsal room is directly connected to the orchestra pit, minimizing
the distance that musicians have to walk and carry their instruments onto the stage.
There are two more rehearsal rooms (a 211- general rehearsal and a 42- mid-rehearsal room) furnished
with maple hardwood flooring, wireless microphones, and cassette and CD players.
The dancers' rehearsal room on the second floor is a 138- practice room where all four walls have full-sized
mirrors and double bars.
All the rehearsal rooms are equipped with changing rooms and shower facilities for men and women.
Dressing Rooms There are 11 dressing rooms that can accommodate at once 115 performers for the two Oulim
and Stars 'n' Sand theaters. Each room has its own rest room and shower facilities.
A laundry room equipped with an ironing board is also available.

The Oulim Theater takes the form of a traditional proscenium, its total stage area being 1,411 and the main
stage area, 350 .

The main stage can be moved or lifted together or individually using a lift that is as big as the stage, and this
whole 18-piece main stage can be turned into a graded level using a auxiliary lift.

There are three additional stages of the same size on either side of the main stage, left, right, and back stage,
in the shape of a cross, and this permits a smooth management to put a 4-act performance on stage, introducing
creative productions with different types of stages and works.

The left and right stage wagon can be moved by itself or as a group, and it takes about 50 seconds for either
of the two stages to reach the main stage, and the speed can be adjusted depending on circumstances.

The wagon of the back stage also has a separate revolving stage of 14 meters diameter.
The orchestra pit can accommodate up to 88 musicians at a time, or it can be converted into more seats for the
audience, if needed. It is spacious enough to accommodate a full-scale orchestra even after installing
sound-reflection boards. In case of fire, within 30 seconds, a mobile firewall separates the stage from the
audience, allowing safe evacuation time.

Oulim Theater's Stage Curtain, Spring in Goyang

Spring in Goyang was specially designed as the stage curtain of Oulim Theater.
This grand work (Its dimensions, 23 meters by 12 meters) by a renowned senior Korean painter, Byun Shi-ji,
represents the life force of Goyang, a live city under the sun, surrounded by three mountains, Bukhan, Deogyang
and Gobong, with a stream flowing from the valleys of Mt. Bukhan.

Also depicted on the curtain are a white-pine (Pinus bungeana), the symbol of Goyang, a magpie, the city's bird,
a young deer, and a child planting some flowers which respectively stand for Goyang the city of peace, hope
and life.

The audio system of Oulim Theater is designed for a multi-purpose usage, compatible with performances, such as opera, classical music concerts and musicals.

There is an open control room behind the seats for live performances. The main consoles are a Midas Heritage 2000 with 48 channels, an outboard for dynamic range, and another of surround-sound, recording and player devices, SENNHEISER wireless microphones, and L-ACOUSTICS' KUDO, and JBL surround systems that can amplify sound to the stage and the whole audience.

The control room on the second floor is furnished with PIRAMIX and PROTOOLS LE systems for recording. Each control room for the stage, lights, and sound are connected by intercom to facilitate communication, and subtitle screens are installed on both sides of the stage for the Korean audience to better appreciate foreign performances.

Goyang Oulim Nuri | The Goyang Cultural Foundation, 33 Oulim_ro(St), Deogyang gu, Goyang si, Gyeonggi do, 412-020, Republic of Korea,
Goyang Aram Nuri, 1286 Jungang_ro(St), Ilsandong gu, Goyang si, Gyeonggi do, 410-812, Republic of Korea