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
Cititel Central Saigon Hotel

Add: 247-249 Ly Tu Trong St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3521 8532

Halo Hotel

Add: 23 Thu Khoa Huan St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3827 9888

Truong Thang Hotel

Add: 116 Nguyen Cu Trinh St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3837 8248

Uyen My Hotel

Add: 28-30 Tran Dinh Xu St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3836 8656

Sunflower Central Hotel

Add: 189-191 Ly Tu Trong St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 6251 9666

Norfolk Hotel

Add: 117 Le Thanh Ton St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3829 5368

Saigon Night Hotel

Add: 7 Nguyen Trai St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3839 8479

Silverland Hotel

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

Tel: (84-28) 3823 9922

The Myst Dong Khoi Hotel

Add: 6-8 Ho Huan Nghiep St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3520 3040

Giang Son Hotel

Add: 283/14 Pham Ngu Lao St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3837 7547

Boss 3 Hotel

Add: 14 Pho Duc Chinh St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3914 1688

Ha Hien Hotel

Add: 145-147 Ly Tu Trong St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3823 4363/ 3823 4360

Ho Sen Hotel

Add: 4A- 4B-4C Thi Sach St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3823 2281

Tuan Anh Hotel

Add: 168 Cong Quynh St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3836 7989

Somerset Chancellor Court Ho Chi Minh City

Add: 21-23 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3822 9197

Blessing 1 Hotel

Add: 48-50 Nguyen An Ninh St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3822 5898

Palace Hotel Saigon

Add: 56-66 Nguyen Hue Blv., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3829 2860

Sai Gon Asia Hotel

Add: 8A/1D2 - 8A/2D2 Thai Van Lung St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3822 4492

Song Anh Hotel

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

Tel: (84-28) 3925 4228

Giang Son 2 Hotel

Add: 283/24 Pham Ngu Lao St., Dist. 1

Tel: (84-28) 3920 9838

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