Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater)

Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater)

Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater)
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9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Built in 1898 following the “flamboyant” style of the French 3rd Republic, Saigon Opera House was certified a National Relic & one of the top Ho Chi Minh City attractions. The Opera House hosts cultural entertaining performances, bamboo cirque, contemporary dance, orchestra concerts and government events. Come to the front gate to check availability and ticket to a performance in this iconic building.
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China10,226 contributions
Dec 2022
The grandeur and opulence of colonial Saigon is way too evident in this ornate performing space. Even for non-fans of opera or theatre, this venue has an impressive and photogenic facade. More interested visitors may consider attending a show here.
Written December 1, 2022
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Monika P
5 contributions
Nov 2022
From all of the things you can do is Saigon, going for a show in the opera is definitely on top of the list. The performance was mind-blowing, I would go and see it again.
Written November 28, 2022
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Slr
Oslo, Norway7 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
On the outside it’s nice, and it’s in the city centrum, so you can not ignore it. Many people are outside and taking wedding pictures, and thats also nice.
Written November 21, 2022
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often_crabby-travele
Saint Paul, MN406 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Centerpiece of old Saigon, more than 100 years old. Seats are getting a little threadbare and could use renovation. The balcony "wow" seats are considered better but I like to be close on the floor. Have a drink on the outside balcony and go to dinner afterwards. Many very fancy places nearby.
Written October 21, 2022
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TerryParad
Stroud, UK1,001 contributions
Sep 2022
Early evening showing of the AO show was terrific value and great fun - huge acrobatic and dance skills and emazing energy for the full time - I think the show was a bit extended as we heard there were some of the Royal family in attendance - though we didn;'t see them.
Seats were comfortable and reasonably spaced - no cameras allowed unfortunately but a great show.
The only minor issue was that I found very limited refreshment options - and no option to bring in refreshment to the auditorium - do and refreshing first!!
Written October 19, 2022
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Jonathan C.
La Jolla, California, USA276 contributions
Sep 2022
One of the famous opera houses in Ho Chi Minh City - exemplifying French architecture. I came to visit on a Sunday morning and there weren't any performances, but saw several couples taking wedding pictures on the steps.
Written September 25, 2022
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penny n
2 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
nothing exciting here. i can not enter the opera because it was closed . I will back to hcmc soon . but the architecture of this buiding is nice
Written April 11, 2022
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,621 contributions
Jan 2020
At only three blocks from "Notre Dame Square" and its iconics "Notre Dame Cathedral" and "Central Post Office", stands another remnant of the French colonial period in Vietnam - the awesome "Saigon Opera House", today officially known as "Ho Chi MInh Municipal Theater". It was built in 1897, after a project by French architects Eugène Ferret and Félix Olivier. It will certainly remind you of other outstanding opera theaters - "Paris Opéra Garnier" and "Hanoi Opera House". Completely restored in 1998, it seats 500 persons and is a perfect example of French colonial architecture. Check its programme and there may be something interesting going on - a good chance to visit its interior! Enjoy!
Written November 30, 2020
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omega132857
Chichester, UK1,839 contributions
Mar 2020
We loved the inside of this very grand but old building. If like us you want to go and see a show, then there are booking places where you can puchase them. We saw the Bamboo show which was impressive.
Written August 19, 2020
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bhodgkinson
Preston, UK244 contributions
Aug 2019
Walked past the building whilst wandering round the city. The architecture is very nice. Worth a look whilst in Ho Chi Minh City.
Written June 20, 2020
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Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater), Ho Chi Minh City

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  • Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Sat - Sun 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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