Thang Long Ca Tru Theatre

Attraction 28 Hang Buom Street, Hanoi, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam Published on: 26-04-2017

1 hour
05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
08:00 PM
09:00 PM
First-time visit
Attraction
Cultural
Performance
12.09 USD

Thang Long Ca Tru Theatre is good for

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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Thang Long Ca Tru Theatre offers both the local and foreigners a chance to enjoy the traditional performance in a tranquil setting.

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Why Thang Long Ca Tru Theatre is special ?

Ca Trù - an original art performance of academic character - has been preserved for the past 10 centuries.To appreciate Ca Trù is to appreciate poetry and music. Ca Trù appeared officially under Nhà Hậu Lý (11th century). First, it served royal and religious rituals and was called Hát Khuôn. Later, it was used in banquets, weddings, friendly meetings... and called Hát Hàng Hoạ Ca Trù had bamboo castanets as principal instrument. By beating time on tomtoms, spectators accompanied and praised the singer. Under the French domination, Ca Trù declined. Nowadays, it is restored as a type of original popular art.

What to explore at Thang Long Ca Tru Theatre?

The Thang Long Ca Tru Theatre is a theater in Hanoi that specializes in the Ca tru art, a traditional and controversial form of music in Vietnam. These typically 45 minutes shows are one of the best things to do in Hanoi if you are a lover of the arts. The Thang Long Ca Tru Theatre shows the historic and artistic side of Vietnam; the show is definitely worth a visit.

Selling points

  • Tradional music at its best.
  • Listening to the past
  • Educational show about Vietnamese traditional music
  • Vietnamese opera
  • Awesome place for traditional music.
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Duration
9.0 days
Estimated
238.81 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
32 places

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28 Hang Buom Street, Hanoi, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam

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Tips for you

  • The seats are very close together so it's quite uncomfortable for you to sit.
    Equipment
  • You will be served with green cake and drink a cup of green tea.
    Service
  • You can also try to use the musical instruments.
    Service
  • The show is in Vietnamese but you can pay more for English translation.
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Reviews

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CA TRU Hanoi ... A Vietnamese Traditional Music Concert; this is a world intangible cultural heritage recognized by UNESCO - CA TRU. We attended the concert on July 19 th which was an intimate gathering of about 8 guests who thoroughly enjoyed the music and dance and explanations of such. It helped us to better understand the music and the history of it. The musicians presented poems through song with lyrics, melody and three traditional instruments; Dan day, drum and phach. There was plenty of opportunity to engage the artists and ask questions. You even had a chance to try the instruments! A beautiful way to immerse yourself in Vietnamese traditional culture. Music is endless however we need to take part in it and listen so that this great music is not lost. Highly recommended!!

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I wasn't planning on watching the show when we went to Hanoi as I wasn't sure I'd enjoy listening to songs in a language I couldn't understand. We happened to pass by the venue of the Ca Tru performance at the oldest house on Ma May St. when we took the electric car tour. I was intrigued when I saw the old house and felt the urge to imbibe more of old Vietnam by watching the show and were well rewarded by an evening of ancient Ca Tru music. A narrator explains the history of Ca Tru and content of the songs in English for better understanding by the audience. Experiencing Ca Tru is highly recommended for those wanting to learn more about Vietnamese culture. In fact, don't miss it when you're in Hanoi.

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Feel like coming back to the old time. I was happy that they can keep the fire for our intangible heritage. It such a waste if we lost the source of Ca Tru singer. Should definitly go there. My husband could even try the drum ( me too) they taught us how to hit the drum of Ca Tru correctly. They tried to explain in English for my husband too. I would definitely come back each time I'll be in Ha Noi with my husband again. He is not Vietnamese, but he said he really loves it.

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CA TRU Hanoi ... A Vietnamese Traditional Music Concert; this is a world intangible cultural heritage recognized by UNESCO - CA TRU. We attended the concert on July 19 th which was an intimate gathering of about 8 guests who thoroughly enjoyed the music and dance and explanations of such. It helped us to better understand the music and the history of it. The musicians presented poems through song with lyrics, melody and three traditional instruments; Dan day, drum and phach. There was plenty of opportunity to engage the artists and ask questions. You even had a chance to try the instruments! A beautiful way to immerse yourself in Vietnamese traditional culture. Music is endless however we need to take part in it and listen so that this great music is not lost. Highly recommended!!

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