Vietnam National Tuong Theatre

Attraction 51 Duong Thanh, Cua Dong, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam Published on: 17-04-2017

1 hour
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
06:00 PM
07:00 PM
First-time visit
Must see
6.72 USD

Vietnam National Tuong Theatre is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
Vietnam National Tuong Theatre aims at preserving and developing the art of Tuong, a traditional form of art in Viet Nam.

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Why Vietnam National Tuong Theatre is special ?

Founded in 1959, the Vietnam National Tuong Theatre's forerunner is the national northern Tuong troupe. When the theatre first opened it had only 19 artists and other employees. Now its staffing has increased to almost more than 120.

Having acknowledged that Tuong is something very important for many Vietnamese people, the theatre has been greatly contributing to preserving this kind of traditional art while constructing and performing numerous plays featuring different styles of Tuong, both traditional and modern.

The theatre offers performances across Vietnam and in foreign countries like France, Germany, USA, the former Soviet Union, Spain, the Republic of Korea and Japan, with these performances attracting a large number of spectators.

What to explore at Vietnam National Tuong Theatre?

This theater performs some of the most popular cultural performances in Hanoi, all for a low price. Between the singing, dancing, elaborate costumes, and storyline, the Vietnam National Tuong Theater is one of the best things to do in Hanoi. There are English subtitles on the screen during the performance so you can understand what is going on.

Selling points

  • Beautiful & Compelling Look into Vietnamese Culture
  • Nice performance, Beautiful voice
  • Entertaining Show
  • An excellent theater
  • Impressive and colorful performance
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51 Duong Thanh, Cua Dong, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam

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Tips for you

  • The seat is quite tight and uncomfortable the people who are at the average size of Western countries.
  • The show is available on every Thursdays from 18.00–19.00
  • Price depends on what kind of performance you choose.
    Ticket and Pricing
  • If you want to take photos with the actors or actress, you can go to backstage and ask them for photography.


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Tuong is a style of theatre that was, in its time, very high brow and was considered imperial theatre. Some of the folk stories are very funny, and the lack of props requires audience imagination. The performances here are first rate (you will be in awe when you see the woman transform into a fox in one vignette). The tragedy here is that there are few people who attend the performances as Tuong is a theatrical form that little interests the young. The price of admission is cheap ($5) and it is well worth the hour of entertainment.

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