Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater)

Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater), Ho Chi Minh City

Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater)

Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater)
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9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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
About
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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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,613 contributions
A perfect example of French colonial architecture!
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, UK1,725 contributions
Grand
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
Nice arcit
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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KGB777
Singapore, Singapore41,727 contributions
Attractive colonial era building
Mar 2020
Walked past here whilst in HCMC for a weekend trip in early March. It remains just as attractive as ever. Unfortunately there weren't any productions for the weekend we were in town (possibly due to virus restrictions), so didn't get to see the interior.
Written June 18, 2020
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Debra W
9 contributions
Worth having a look
Mar 2020
I went on a Saturday night. Not overly busy. Saw A O Show. Very interesting, clever and creative. Building is magnificent and airconditioned.
Written April 30, 2020
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Gordon S
Guelph, Canada543 contributions
Average Building
Mar 2020
Went to see a Cirque type show which was a disappointment. The Opera house had a worn and tired look to it. Every 10 or so minutes, a wave of cold air was blown into our faces. I had a nice cat nap during the show.
Written April 17, 2020
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Samuel C
Auckland Central, New Zealand160 contributions
Review
Dec 2019
Great spot to see some great shows, right near the city center. Amazing piece of architechure. I would recomend this as a place to come if visiting Ho Chi Mihn City!
Written April 15, 2020
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Joanne B
Sydney, Australia33 contributions
A night at the Opera...Vietnamese style
Mar 2020
A fantastic night out at the Saigon Opera House.We saw BAMBOO Circus. A great show full of music, dance and acrobatics combined with a great deal of humour. A terrific story and show.
Written March 17, 2020
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Cynthia P
San Jose, CA2,207 contributions
Disappointing
Feb 2020
Vietnamese acrobats perform using bamboo and other materials. While interesting at times and some of the bamboo maneuvers were amazing, we found the production somewhat amateurish. The Opera house itself is nice although further work is still needed. We were with a group and had the Wow tickets. The seating was good but the included beverage (wine, beer, tea) were low quality. They did not have enough staff on to serve everyone before it was time for the show. Please note the elevator does not go to all floors at this time although that is expected to change in the future.
Written March 14, 2020
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Annette
3 contributions
Bamboo circus
Mar 2020 • Friends
We were lucky to see the AO show at this lovely historic building. The show is a must see. Very beautiful and first class dance and acrobatics with such poise
Written March 14, 2020
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Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater) is open:
  • Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Sat - Sun 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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