Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theatre

Location: Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theatre is located on Dong Khoi Street, Ho Chi Minh City, between the Caravelle and Continental Hotels.
Characteristics: With a rotating stage and a 800 - seat hall, the theatre meets the required standards for various artistic forms such as singing, music, dancing and traditional and modern dramas.

Built at the beginning of 1897, under an original architectural design by French architect Ferret Eugene, who won a prize for theatre designing in July 1895, the Municipal Theatre was restored and renewed to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the foundation of Saigon (1698-1998).

The architectural style and staple material of the Municipal Theatre of the old days are reflected in its stone veranda, a pair of white stone statues of pretty girls at the gate, the colourful granite tiled floors, the chandeliers, the bronze statues in front of the stairs, the audience's hall with its arch engraved with decorative designs and rows of statues on the two sides of the theatre.

In the years of the Second World War, France was involved in many battles. In Vietnam the revolutionary high tide shook the colonial regime. The Municipal Theatre was closed and deserted. During the French re-invasion of the South after 1945, the Theatre was restored. When the French invaders withdrew from the South under the Geneva Agreement in 1956, the Ngo Dinh Diem regime turned the theatre into the headquarters of the lower House, therefore the inside and outside structure of the theatre was changed considerably.



Regaining the power after the Spring 1975 Great Victory, the City authorities allowed a temporary repair of the theatre, returning its function to a central theatre. In 1995, a hundred years after the start of the initial building project, a restoration project was approved by the Municipal People's Committee. Many experienced historians and architects were invited to participate in this project. The theatre was renewed with new materials and equipped with state-of-the-art electric appliances, light and sound systems and fire and safety equipment. With a rotating stage and a 800 - seat hall, the theatre meets the required standards for various artistic forms such as singing, music, dancing and traditional and modern dramas. It is a good place for artistic performances by domestic and foreign art ensembles and well - known artists, who visit Ho Chi Minh City.

 

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WHERE TO STAY
Hoang Phuong Hotel

Add: 229 Le Thanh Ton St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3823 6699

Continental Hotel Saigon

Add: 132-134 Dong Khoi St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3829 9201/ 3829 9252

A & Em Hotel

Add: 132 Ly Tu Trong, Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3823 3329

Silverland Hotel

Add: 20-22-24 Thai Van Lung St, Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3823 9922

Anh Phuong 2 Hotel

Add: 295 Pham Ngu Lao St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3836 9248

Bạch Dang Hotel

Add: 24/22 Dong Du St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3822 4382/ 3825 1501

Asian Hotel

Add: 146-150 Dong Khoi St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3829 6979

Hoang Phong Hotel

Add: 219/8S Pham Ngu Lao St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3838 9193

Truong Thinh Hotel

Add: 224 Ly Tu Trong St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3824 5830

Liberty Hotel Saigon Greenview

Add: 187 Pham Ngu Lao St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3836 9522

Hong Vy Hotel

Add: 223 Hai Ba Trung St., Dist. 3

Tel: (84-28) 3820 3117/ 3820 3120

Asian Ruby Central Hotel

Add: 277 Le Thanh Ton, Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3827 7949

Song Anh Hotel

Add: 47A Nguyen Trai St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3925 4228

Bich Duyen Hotel

Add: 283/4 Pham Ngu Lao, Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3837 4588

Dang Dung Hotel

Add: 54 Dang Dung St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3848 3192

Catina Hotel

Add: 109 Dong Khoi, Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3829 6296

Little Brick Saigon Hotel

Add: 18 Bui Thi Xuan St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3925 3736

Lien Thanh Hotel

Add: 37-39 Le Anh Xuan St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3829 6366/ 3521 8668

Lien An Hotel

Add: 181 Le Thanh Ton St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3827 2222

Asian Ruby Park View Hotel

Add: 98R, 100 Le Lai St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3925 1555/ 3925 1666

WHERE TO EAT
Thai Village

Add: 38 Ly Tu Trong St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3825 6704

Non La Restaurant

Add: 19 Nguyen Dinh Chieu St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3910 4012

Cung Dinh Rex Restaurant

Add: 146 Pasteur St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3829 2185

Song Ngu Restaurant

Add: 70 Suong Nguyet Anh St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3832 5017

Quan An Ngon Restaurant

Add: 138 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3825 7179

Kinh Bac Restaurant

Add: 30 Dong Khoi St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3829 1364

Liberty Restaurant

Add: 80 Dong Khoi St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3824 8249/ 3829 9820

Thanh Nien Restaurant

Add: 35 Hai Ba Trung St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3822 5909

Yeebo Restaurant

Add: 1 Le Thanh Ton St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3823 0368

The Sushi Bar

Add: 2 Le Thanh Ton St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3823 8042

Ashoka Restaurant

Add: 17/10 Le Thanh Ton St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3823 1372

Malee Thai Restaurant

Add: 37 Dong Du St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3829 3029

Amigo Restaurant

Add: 55 - 57 Nguyen Hue St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3829 0437

Gerten Stadt Restaurant

Add: 34 Dong Khoi St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3822 3623

La Taverne Restaurant

Add: 76 Suong Nguyet Anh St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3925 2616

Good morning Vietnam Restaurant

Add: 197 De Tham St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3837 1894

La Camargue Restaurant

Add: 191 Hai Ba Trung St., Dist. 3

Tel: (84-28) 3520 4888

Sama Restaurant

Add: 35 Dong Du St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3822 4814

Château Restaurant

Add: 160B Tran Hung Dao St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3920 0079

Bo De Nguyen Thuy Restaurant (Bohi Tree)

Add: 175/16 Pham Ngu Lao St., Dist.1

Tel: (84-28) 3837 1910