JUMP Show and 1883 Maison Routin France Cafe (Seoul)

Photo from Klook

JUMP is a Korean comedic theatrical performance involving martial arts, acrobatics, and dance moves. The story is set in an average Korean home, featuring an unusual and dramatically agile Korean family who are martial artists. The grandfather, drunken uncle, father, mother, daughter and even the daughter’s nerdy suitor all are martial arts experts. The plot thickens when two burglars break into the house in the middle of night and the fun ensues.

The show is available daily and held at the Myungbo Art Hall, which is quite a strategic location being nearby Dongdaemun, Chungmur, Insadong and Myeongdong. We bought our tickets from Klook and managed to save about 34% (S$17) off the tickets.

[Klook Review: Pocket WiFi and Jump Show Tickets]

Totally worth it, and highly recommended to get your tickets from Klook. The process is simple and redeeming the tickets for the actual show was easy. All you need to do is show your mobile booking and the tickets for admission would be issued; no hassle and no fuss.
Do note that this review is only that of our JUMP experience via Klook, and not on all options and activities that are available on Klook. When booking, please conduct your own research before booking anything. If you are interested in seeing what deals you can snag, do visit Klook!   

We chose to watch the show at 8pm, so right after our  Namdaemun Market adventure, we headed down to the Myungbo Art Hall. It was night time and we almost missed our destination in the cold night of autumn but we managed to make it about 30 minutes before the show started.
Myungbo Art Hall
Myungbo Art Hall from across the street
Myungbo Art Hall
Myungbo Art Hall

Since we were early and the theater was not yet opened, the cold autmn's night breeze propelled us to the quaint café on the ground floor called “1883 Maison Routin France” where we grabbed some tea /coffee and cake. It was quite chilly and C was already hallucinating about a nice hot dinner. Good thing the hot coffee and little bit of cake lasted till we had a late night dinner in Myeongdong after the performance. 😆

1883 Maison Routin France Cafe
1883 Maison Routin France Cafe

Once warmed up and tummies somewhat satiated, it was already time to attend the performance. Although it was not a full house that night, the performers still gave it their all nonetheless, which was really admirable.

Myungbo Art Hall
The theater opens 1 hour before the show starts, so if you are early like we were, hanging out at the cafe is a good option.
Myungbo Art Hall
JUMP performance venue
Myungbo Art Hall
The tickets redeemed via Klook
Myungbo Art Hall
Just before the show. Unlike other performances, photo taking is not allowed during the performance so you truly enjoy it.

The performance lasted for 1 hour and 20 minutes and we were entertained throughout. The performance was doused with impressive martial arts moves and flexibility, sprinkled with hilariousness. In addition, the energy level was very impressive and engaging. A few spectators were picked out to participate in some of the action and walked away with a little keepsake (I think it was a keychain or pin). The highlight of the show, was the mascot - the "grandfather". He opened and closed the performances with slapjack comedy and amazing flexible martial arts sequences (he practically stole the show away).

When the performance ended, performing crew were already lined up for an autograph session. There were people already in the queue where the crew would not only autograph wooden plagues or autograph material (i.e. t-shirts, books etc…), but also quite willing to take a photo or two with their fans. It was an intriguing sight and quite a good souvenir to take back home, but we were already ready to hit the streets to grab a late dinner so we gave it a miss.

Autograph time

If you are visiting Seoul or want some recommendations for a performance, then JUMP is a very safe bet. The best part of this performance is that it is non-verbal, so you do not need to have any knowledge on the Korean language to know what is happening, you’d get it. Prepare to be entertained and possibly be part of the show! 👍👍👍


JUMP Show 
Address: 3F, Myungbo Art Hall, 18-5, Cho-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Show time: 
  • Monday (8pm)  
  • Tuesday - Saturday (5pm, 8pm) 
  • Sunday & Public Holidays (2pm, 6pm)

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