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Address: Hoca Pasa Mh. Hocapasa Hamami Sokak 3, | Sirkeci, Istanbul 34412, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 212 511 4626
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Description: 1. Istanbul Dervishes: Mevlevi Sema Ceremony / Everyday except Monday and...
1. Istanbul Dervishes: Mevlevi Sema Ceremony / Everyday except Monday and Friday at 19:00 Price: 60 TL pp / Free refreshments including tea , Turkish Cofee , water and fruit juice + Free booklet + free DVD for every online purchase of 2 tickets. 2. Rhythm of the Dance :Featuring variety of charming folkloric dances of Anatolia , Balkans and Caucasian regions combined with exotic oriental dances. Tuesday Thursday Saturday 21:00 Alternating biweekly with White Rose . Price : 70 TL pp / Free refreshments including tea , Turkish Cofee , water and fruit juice + Free booklet + free DVD for every online purchase of 2 tickets. 3. White Rose : A theatral dance show that sensationally combines oriental dance , harem dance and modern dance together. Theme is based on an extraordinary true love story of an Ottoman slave woman and ambassador during Tulip Period in 17TH Century. Tuesday Thursday Saturday 21:00 Alternating biweekly with Rhythm of the Dance . Price : 80 TL pp / Free refreshments including tea , Turkish Cofee , water and fruit juice + Free booklet + free DVD for every online purchase of 2 tickets. See our website for the calendar of the shows.
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White Rose - Not traditional belly dancing show

The story of White Rose was performed a modern dance. Even expected something else and more traditional it was nice to see. I think the brochures were somewhat misleading. Nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

is it open all days? how can i buy tickets except online? is it possible to go there 30 min or an hour before the show and buy the ticket?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Amazing folkloric dances and the whole performance! Perfect lighting and beautiful decoration. Awesome music and very talented dancers! This is absolutely the BEST show in Istanbul to see! MUST visit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The story of White Rose was performed a modern dance. Even expected something else and more traditional it was nice to see. I think the brochures were somewhat misleading. Nice place, the theatre served earlier as a turkish bath, hamam...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The Hodjapasha is tucked into a side alley a minute across the road from SIRKECI on the T1 tram line. The entrance looks more like a Soho jazz bar than a cultural centre but the decor is pleasant and none of it distracts from the feeling that you are about to see something special. For my wife the dervishes were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I went to the Hodjapasha to see the white rose that combines traditional dance with modern choreography including 360 degree video projection, It was a wonderful show of the love story between White Rose and Dutch consulate from the 18th century. The show lasts for about 1 hour and 40 minutes and includes refreshments. Thank you so much for a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

If you don't want to see a cultural show of music and dance don't go. Otherwise relax and enjoy the music and the whirling Dervishes. Don't know how they manage to keep spining for over 30minutes but we thoroughly enjoyed the performance.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This was on our must do things in Istanbul but frankly left us a little disappointed. The ritual with an Islamic religious significance is not every ones cup of tea. Go only if you must. The ceremony lasts one hour but the main part is only about 30 minutes preceded by 15-20 minutes of devotional music. The main part becomes... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Boring. It's good to see this show maximum 10 minutes. However 1 hour of men spinning is enough! I expected more than this performance

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The Hodjapasha Dance Theatre seats a little over 200 people and is an excellent venue to observe live performances. I believe it important to keep culture alive but the Sema Ceremony was probably better suited to an audience graced with a much longer attention span than myself. Within the first 20 minutes I observed that several members of the audience... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I agree that this performance is not for everyone - we went so that we could say we saw whirling dervishes and we are respectful of their beliefs but it is not riveting - it is a spiritual ritual and that's about it. We even found difficulty in locating a restaurant to go to afterwards as the area seems to... More 

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Additional Information about Hodjapasha Cultural Center

Address: Address: Hoca Pasa Mh. Hocapasa Hamami Sokak 3, | Sirkeci, Istanbul 34412, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 212 511 4626
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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