This study is related to ‘Experimental Stage for Modern Poetry,’ which was a poetic drama movement around 1980, and focused on comparison and analysis of the performance pattern and characteristics of the plays. The results can be summarized as follows. ‘Experimental Stage for Modern Poetry’ was a poetic drama movement organized in 1979 by eight poets - Kang Woo-sik, Kim Jong-hae, Kim Hoo-ran, Lee Geon-cheong, Lee Geun-bae, Lee Tan, Jeong Jin-gyu, and Heo Young-ja - and a folk theater (director Heo Gyu). Their activities were based on plays written by the poets, which were performed at the folk theater. Their main purpose was to overcome the crisis of modern poetry. Specifically, they tried to solve problems with the lack of attention from readers to the enigmatic poems and communicate with the readers while expanding the scope of poetry, which was limited to exclusive text. They performed six times in total from December 1979 until October 1984. Led by Jeong Jin-gyu, six poets including Kang Woo-sik, Lee Geun-bae, Kim Hoo-ran, Lee Geon-cheong, Lee Tan wrote plays and the performance was largely divided into poetic drama and poetry reading. In the latter, a couple of invited poets in addition to the author of the poem participated. In the beginning, they created the stage with enthusiasm and attracted the audience, but, as a result of failing to overcome the unfamiliar format of poetic drama, the experiment was finished after the 6th play. The main reason for their suspension was lack of clear awareness of the identity of poetic drama. As a result, it seems, both the performers and audience were not satisfied. First, as the agent of the performance, they did not properly integrate the characteristics of poetry ad drama, failing to bring out the advantages of poetic drama, which did not satisfy the audience as well. Therefore, their movement was limited to ‘experimental stage’ only and did not reach to ‘establish poetic drama as an independent genre.’In short, ‘Experimental Stage for Modern Poetry’, which did not last for even 5 years, was inspiring for its possibility and also regrettable for not securing sustainability. However, it should be recognized as valuable experience in that some poets tried to overcome the crisis of modern poetry, experimented the expandability of the poetry with some results, and actually experience the integration of poetry and drama. It is also significant that they found the possibility of theater movement, diversification of plays, and integration with similar arts. In conclusion, ‘Experimental Stage for Modern Poetry’ made contribution to expanding the personal and static dimension of poetry, which is delivered through text, into more popular genre through a stage apart from its sustainability.