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Address: 51 Duong Thanh, | Hanoi, Hoan Kiem, Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone Number: 84.4 8.370.046 - 7.643.449
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A touch of tradition worth seeing.

The Tuong Theatre performance is a step back into traditional Vietnamese music, dance, storytelling and costumes. The performance runs twice per week on Monday and Thursday nights... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2015
Rebecca S
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NSW
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

The Tuong Theatre performance is a step back into traditional Vietnamese music, dance, storytelling and costumes. The performance runs twice per week on Monday and Thursday nights and lasts for about an hour. It's in an easy to reach location, and is worth seeing. The theatre is quite small, so no matter where you sit, you get a good view... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

It's kinda a must see place, however, I didn't quite get the story as everything was in Vietnamese language. Some parts of performance were quite straight forward, but other parts would require some explanation. Performers are really talented.

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Thank Evelinat3
CA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

You can experience the difference but in my opinion it is so boring specially for young people. Should try something else in Hanoi

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

On show every Monday and Thursday at 6pm, worthwhile experience if you're in town. As mentioned previously, 150K per ticket, you get a cup of tea on arrival and there didn't appear to be any camera/video restrictions (???) unlike the puppet theatre. unreserved seating, if they're full when you arrive they pull out a few extra chairs on the side.... More 

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Aarhus, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed the show - for what it was: something unique to Vietnamese culture. It is worth it - only lasts approx 50 mins which is enough time to enjoy the puppets and be amazed at how they operate them - and not too long to get boring. It is not something we'd necessarily do again but we are las... More 

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Thank MarianneMe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

It seems like half the reviewers are writing incorrectly about the water puppets (different theatre and performance entirely) or are mad about pricing. It was 150k dong which is less than $8. It's not an expensive show and I think it's a nice cultural experience for 45 minutes. So let's calm down about getting ripped off even though it is... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

A wonderful collection of few smaller performances across various segments (a play, a well solo performance, a music performance, a traditional tale in the form of dance drama). Apart from the music and costumes, the highlight was the undetered enthusiasm of the performers in the face of a sparsely populated auditorium. And there is a screen with English subtiles for... More 

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3 Thank Jame_me
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

this show shoudnt miss! interacting with actors and actress are so fun. dressing traditional costumes look like a king with yellow color. and know more abt instrument, music, and history. it was a great nite in Hanoi.

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Thank Lucy2209
Ottawa, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The Hong Ha Theater, which from a flyer sounds like is part of the Vietnam Tuong Theater, offers a show for tourists that runs on Mondays and Thursdays. We happened to walk by it on a Monday and thought it would be interesting to see something from the Vietnamese culture. They advertise an hour-long performance for 150,000 dong/pp and that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

It's a well put together bit of fun. It lasts about 30 minutes and cost 60dong. For this you can't grumble. Pipes are not my thing but none the less it was an intresting way to spend the night. P's it's not exactly where trip advisor has it on the map. Took us 20 mins trying to find it.

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