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
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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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penny n
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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 11 April 2022
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,613 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 30 November 2020
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omega132857
Chichester, UK1,786 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 19 August 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 20 June 2020
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KGB777
Singapore, Singapore41,727 contributions
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 18 June 2020
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Debra W
9 contributions
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 30 April 2020
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Gordon S
Guelph, Canada543 contributions
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 17 April 2020
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Samuel C
Auckland Central, New Zealand160 contributions
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 15 April 2020
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Joanne B
Sydney, Australia40 contributions
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 17 March 2020
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Cynthia P
San Jose, CA2,269 contributions
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 14 March 2020
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Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater) is open:
  • Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:30
  • Sat - Sun 09:00 - 11:30
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