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Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater)

Open today: 09:00 - 16:30
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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...more
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:30
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
07 Lam Son Square Street | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
+84 91 675 30 30
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Reviewed yesterday

Lovley little Opera House 500 seat so intimate and feels very European. Next to other Landmarks - Caravelle Hotel (now called something else and good for drinks on 9th floor bar) and onthe other side, the site of the building where the last UShelicopter left...More

Thank OldDownHouse
Reviewed yesterday

Saigon municipal theater AKA Saigon Opera House - is one of Saigon's MUST-SEE places . Built by French architect Ferret , some 120 years ago , in the flamboyant French colonial style . Beautiful facade , high above street level , dramatically lit at night...More

Thank saul g
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were only able to see the opera house from the outside May have been more impressed if we were able to see the inside. It is a very lovely old building, but would not go out of my way to see it.

Thank Mrs-K-albany
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Opera House offers different shows on different nights so if you can go when “A O” is on. It is completely mesmerizing. A troupe of 20 throws huge sticks, baskets, etc around the stage to interesting music. It’s hard to describe so trust me...More

Thank BarbKnowles
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have seen Saigon Opera House many times. But only on the outside. On the outside, it plays well with the surrounding architectures, yet majestically stands out. This time, we decided to buy tickets to a show in the Opera House, just to get a...More

Thank Tuan B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a classic Opera House and beautifully designed. Is at an elevation to cut out the road noise of the main street that it is located on. The dome from the interior is magnificent and lends to perfect acoustics. If watching a show here,...More

Thank PGD2010
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I must admit, Ho Chi Minh city is very much unique and has a French touch of architure. The Saigon Opera House has to be on your list when you visit this beautiful city. This opera house is certified national relic and hosts cultural entertainment....More

Thank Cherisha S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wonderful performance of local arts - dancing and acrobatics- like a Vietnamese version of Cirque de Soleil - no problem with language as it was mostly dance moves - a must see when it’s available

Thank KARENSK_12
Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful building but not much to see. Recommend you can visit here at evening/night. The light here is more beautiful than day. 漂亮的建築,但是沒什麼特別值得看的。 建議你可以晚上的時候再來這邊, 因為晚上的燈光要比白天的漂亮多了。

Thank sam70651988
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went to see a show there. I was concerned about it being in Vietnamese, but they had monitors on the side with dialog in English. Very nice evening with snacks at the end and also a meet in greet with the cast.

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Annie Z
23 May 2018|
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Response from skipAussieontour | Reviewed this property |
I would think not as they warn about photography and noise during the show
10 May 2017|
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Response from Lam N | Reviewed this property |
We saw a man with a jacket, many in shorts, but all with footwear and no g-strings. Unless you perform in a circus show.
9 April 2017|
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Response from LuneProduction | Property representative |
Dear Nottheo 1, I am representing for Lune Production company, that has A O Show, Teh Dar, The Mist Show performing at the Saigon Opera House. If you are looking for tickets to go to our shows, you can go to our website... More