Saigon Opera House


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Saigon Opera House

The Opera House of Ho Chi Minh City is also briefly known as the Saigon Opera House city. It is a place specializing in organizing and performing art and can be used to organize several major events that attract a lot of people to visit.

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How Saigon Opera House is unique?

Opera House belongs to the category of architectural art relics; Area 2016m². The Saigon Opera House is an architectural counterbalance to the Hanoi Opera House (built-in 1911, architecturally modelled after Opéra Garnier in Paris, 900 seats, architect Broger et Harley). Saigon Opera House holds its unique features.

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The front door is influenced by Petit Palais art that was built in the same year in France. Innovative internal design with full equipment for sound and light. In addition to the ground floor, there are 2 floors with a total of 1800 seats. All decorative patterns, facade reliefs and interiors were drawn by a famous French painter like the pattern of French opera in the late 19th century and sent from France through.

Top things to do

The City Theater has an ancient and majestic architecture with 1 ground floor, two floors, 1800 seats, airy air, modern sound and light system, is the place to hold professional stage performances such as Drama, opera, music, ballet, ethnic, Saigon Opera House for all domestic and foreign art troupes. Also, the fashion show nights have attracted many elegant guests in Saigon and abroad, especially international fashion showers also choose City Theater as a place to show off the unique clothing styles. loved by the world. Here you can organize meetings, celebrate big holidays, seminars …

5 must-see shows when coming to the Saigon Opera House :

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1. À O Show:

The sound “A” means ‘village’ and “O” reminiscent of ‘street’. The show that takes you back to the Southern countryside is somewhat rustic, simple, when familiar, full of surprises and interesting with props made of familiar bamboo.

2. Opera Gala:

Symphony nights with legendary tunes from famous composers such as Bach, Mozart, Beethoven.

3. The Mist:

The mist is an emotional show showing the life of the Vietnamese community. Follow a story that focuses on rice farming tradition, a powerful symbol of Vietnam as a country rooted in agriculture. Watch neoclassical and modern dances skillfully performed by the performing cast. Witness a program that brings life to a farmer’s destiny from dawn until plentiful harvest.

4. Musical – Dance:

Classic dance legends performed by talented actors and orchestras.

5. Vietnamese music shows:

Praise the homeland, the country and the people of Vietnam through lyrics, singing and acting arts.

When visiting and enjoying performing arts performances at the Theater, guests can easily walk to many other famous landmarks in the same area such as the Independence Palace, City Post Office, or Notre Dame Cathedral,

How to get there?

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Ho Chi Minh City Opera is located at Lam Son construction site very close to the city centre, so you can move here by motorbike, car, bus, tour or even by train.


This is the right vehicle if you go with 1-2 people. Before going, you need to check your car’s gas and engine to ensure safety. You can park your car at the Municipal Theater Parking Lot. The parking lot is open from 08:00 – 22:00 (Capacity: 200 motorbikes)


You can move to the Opera House by car. Also you should avoid travelling during rush hour because of the high level of congestion. You can park your car at the Opera city car park. Here, open from 08:00 – 22:00 (Capacity: 50 cars)


Travelling by bus is the safest, most cost-effective and environmentally safe way. Bus routes near Saigon Opera House that you can go such as 02, 03, 19, 45, 53. Travelling by the above bus routes you can stop at the following locations:

  • Me Linh Square is about 273 meters, 4 minutes walk.
  • Opera House is about 119 meters, 2 minutes walk.
  • Department of Planning & Investment is about 279 meters, 4 minutes walk.
  • Vincom Center is about 211 meters, 3 minutes walk.

Recommended Accommodation

  • Sedoha Suites Ho Chi Minh City
  • Intercontinental Residence Saigon
  • Park Hyatt Saigon Hotel

All above that the most useful information about Saigon Opera House. That’s why all visitor spend their tour in Ho Chi Minh City they always come to visit. Wishing you have a wonderful time here.

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