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 - 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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  • Cheryl M
    18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing show
    Do yourself a favour and see the AO Bamboo Circus show while you’re in Ho Chi Minh. A mix of circus, dance, music and humour. A surprising gem. The performers are incredibly acrobatic and the experience was amazing. And the Opera House is a beautiful venue. Book online via the Opera House website which allows you to choose your seats. Highly recommended.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 January 2024
  • Noah
    Melbourne, Australia9 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun night out and a beautiful cultural display
    Early January this year, my wife, kids, and I visited the Ho Chi Minh Opera House to watch the AO Show. Going into this experience none of us were quite sure what to expect, but we were pleasantly surprised with the show! I don’t want to give any spoilers for anyone who will watch in the future, but this show is definitely suitable for all ages - my young kids enjoyed it just as much as my wife and I. The show itself travels through traditional Vietnamese culture, modern day life, and funny stories that are sure to entertain. The theatre itself is beautiful, my only struggle was the seats. When I went to sit down I fell through my seat! You might be asking how that happened…well the seats are not stable in the sense that you need to sit in a certain position as to not fall down. This seating struggle did take a couple minutes to get used to, however it really wasn’t a problem as the show went on. I could not recommend this beautiful show enough!!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 January 2024
  • BrakiWorldTraveler
    Belgrade, Serbia18,122 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Paris in HCMC
    If you were dropped in front without seeing the surroundings, you'd bet you're in Paris. Classic and beautiful French architecture in the far east HCMC. Opera is centrally located of course, in vicinity of the main square and historic Rex hotel. Unfortunately, tickets for the bamboo show were sold out, so we didn't manage to see it.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 January 2024
  • Raymondale
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,110 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    watching show at the opera house
    the opera house was built in 1897 by the French architect Eugène Ferret as part of the French colonisation of Vietnam. 1897, it stands as a cultural and historical landmark in the city. The Opera House hosts a variety of performances, including the renowned AO Show.i watched the show on 29 Nov, so i have a chance to admire its interior. after the show, i took many pics of it. it is a beautiful building, with the facades having three doors and the statues of two women in the style of Caryatids of Erechtheion. On top of the building, two angels honouring the Lyre guitar, which is also a highlight of the building. the location is strategic, close to busy street and other famous sightseeing spots. it is a must visit place of HCM city.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 25 February 2024
  • mfilcol2014
    Lisbon, Portugal1,769 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful building
    Beautiful building. French colonial architecture. Located right in the city center, where there are several interesting restaurants and shops. I only saw the exterior, so I can't give a more detailed opinion. At night, the lighting highlights the building
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 April 2024
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mfilcol2014
Lisbon, Portugal1,769 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Beautiful building. French colonial architecture. Located right in the city center, where there are several interesting restaurants and shops.
I only saw the exterior, so I can't give a more detailed opinion.
At night, the lighting highlights the building
Written 28 April 2024
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William
London, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The building has very beautiful and ancient French architecture. It is where in the city’s major events and shows take place. Tourists also love coming herể. 🥰
Written 9 April 2024
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Wonder A
Singapore417 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The elegant Saigon Opera House, also known as The Municipal Theatre of Ho Chi Minh City, is an eye-candy for architecture lovers, especially fans of the French colonial style.
Written 6 April 2024
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DotsGirl2
Vancouver, Canada452 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
This is a beautiful building but you can only see the outside unless you purchase a ticket for a performance. But spend 5 minutes admiring it and taking photos. It is in an area of town with other things to see
Written 2 March 2024
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Raymondale
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
the opera house was built in 1897 by the French architect Eugène Ferret as part of the French colonisation of Vietnam. 1897, it stands as a cultural and historical landmark in the city. The Opera House hosts a variety of performances, including the renowned AO Show.i watched the show on 29 Nov, so i have a chance to admire its interior. after the show, i took many pics of it. it is a beautiful building, with the facades having three doors and the statues of two women in the style of Caryatids of Erechtheion. On top of the building, two angels honouring the Lyre guitar, which is also a highlight of the building. the location is strategic, close to busy street and other famous sightseeing spots. it is a must visit place of HCM city.
Written 25 February 2024
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
If you were dropped in front without seeing the surroundings, you'd bet you're in Paris.
Classic and beautiful French architecture in the far east HCMC.
Opera is centrally located of course, in vicinity of the main square and historic Rex hotel. Unfortunately, tickets for the bamboo show were sold out, so we didn't manage to see it.
Written 28 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Noah
Melbourne, Australia9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Early January this year, my wife, kids, and I visited the Ho Chi Minh Opera House to watch the AO Show. Going into this experience none of us were quite sure what to expect, but we were pleasantly surprised with the show! I don’t want to give any spoilers for anyone who will watch in the future, but this show is definitely suitable for all ages - my young kids enjoyed it just as much as my wife and I. The show itself travels through traditional Vietnamese culture, modern day life, and funny stories that are sure to entertain. The theatre itself is beautiful, my only struggle was the seats. When I went to sit down I fell through my seat! You might be asking how that happened…well the seats are not stable in the sense that you need to sit in a certain position as to not fall down. This seating struggle did take a couple minutes to get used to, however it really wasn’t a problem as the show went on. I could not recommend this beautiful show enough!!
Written 25 January 2024
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Cheryl M
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Do yourself a favour and see the AO Bamboo Circus show while you’re in Ho Chi Minh. A mix of circus, dance, music and humour. A surprising gem. The performers are incredibly acrobatic and the experience was amazing. And the Opera House is a beautiful venue. Book online via the Opera House website which allows you to choose your seats. Highly recommended.
Written 11 January 2024
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SingaporeSusan88
Singapore, Singapore12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Whilst you can see inside via tour, it is best to go when there is a show on. The tickets are not cheap so depends on you're budget.
Written 24 November 2023
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia20,744 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This is a stunning colonial style structure, we got the full benefit of it by attending the ballet of Giselle (boy meets girl, tragedy ensues), the tickets were amazing vale, the seating was awesome, like sitting in small thrones, (the AC was perfect) the interior was simply lovely, there were drinks at intermission, beer , soft drinks. (however bubbles would have been nice), all in all it was a wonderful evening and a chance to dress up,
Written 22 October 2023
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