Hanoi Opera House

Hanoi's majestic old Opera House, located in the French Quarter near the posh hotels, is an attraction in itself.

While Western operas are occasionally mounted here, there are also performances by visiting classical orchestras, and a whole gamut of entertainments, such as puppet shows, ballets, and nights of traditional Vietnamese song and drama.

When we recently visited their new web site, everything worked but the schedule information. As you're unlikely to plan your trip to Vietnam around the opera house schedule (and the house is dark most of the year anyway) it's best to just show up and see what's on during your stay, or try calling.

Tickets will be delivered to your hotel for free. Prices vary, but most shows are 120,000–200,000 dong per ticket depending on quality of seating, and special performances may cost as much as 500,000 dong.

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1 Trang Tien Street, Hanoi