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Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater)

07 Lam Son Square Street | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
+84 91 675 30 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, 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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  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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07 Lam Son Square Street | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
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+84 91 675 30 30
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Reviewed yesterday

I can only comment on this building as an attraction from the outside as I visited during the day and it was not open at the time. However, I will say that the architecture and prominence of the building is beautiful, making full use of...More

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Reviewed yesterday

A must see building in downtown Ho Chi Minh. Have not been inside to see an actual opera but just to walk along there to see the building and then visit the myriad of shops in the same road is well worth it. Looks best...More

Thank Ian C
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We surpassed by the Saigon Opera House throughout the tour of ours and we were astonished by its grandeur. The morning after next, we chose to see among the shows. "The Mist" was just sublime. The performers had been talented and wonderful downright. The choreography...More

Thank Bjorn M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We are so delighted we got to visit the opera house. We saw Teh Dar and it was just exceptional. The talent and energy of the performers was breathtaking. We sat in the middle section (called the ‘oooh’ seats) and had an excellent view in...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The shows do get booked out early. Decide wgich show you want to see and book it as early as possible. Show was amazing and the cast all assembled on the stiars outside of the theatre for group photos.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Recommended this show by our guide who helped us with the bookings. Arrived to the Opera house to be met with very helpful guides who assisted us with paying for our tickets. The building is exquisite, beautiful French architecture. The show Teh Dar was amazing....More

Thank Kez196
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were passing by the opera house by chance and ending up buying tickets for Teh Dar and we were blown away. The use of props was really clever and excellently executed, and the performers were incredibly talented. The music and singing was also amazing...More

Thank 911phoeben
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Teh Dar Performance in the Saigon Opera House was suggested by among the manuals on an additional trip. I am very glad that we did since it was outstanding. Well then it was period for the overall performance. The show required music, acrobats, and...More

Thank Blake S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A extremely entertaining show, with music, acrobatics and dance. Very well staged and paced, in case a bit short at only one hour in length. We spent on premium seating 1.2m dong, about £55, that provided an excellent view from the balcony and also incorporated...More

Thank Laurence S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Vietnamese dance show using bamboo and skilled artists. The opera house is historically beautiful and comfortable. Cooler than most west end theatres in the UK even when hot outside

Thank mark p
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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
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soonboonhan
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.
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Nottheo1
10 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
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