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“A little cultural gem”

Traditional Theater
Ranked #73 of 137 things to do in Hoi An
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We just happened to be passing this little theatre and mask workshop late Sunday afternoon then noticed the sign: "daily performance at 17:00".
For 100,000 VND each (5$ US) we thought we'd give it a try and we were delighted with the show.
We had songs, dance, and the most amazing range of sounds from very basic musical instruments.
Don't miss it if you are in Hoi An late afternoon.

1  Thank John H
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

Worth watching this as part of the 5 attractions you can choose using the Hoi An entrance ticket. I particularly enjoyed the traditional dances and sorrowfully sweet sounds produced with the Vietnamese violin.

1  Thank LinusNg
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Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

Always expect the unexpected and I was pleasantly surprised. It was my first time with the Vietnamese performance. Didn't run to the length of time I was expecting. But what I did see was very clever and intriguing.

Tip : book early , arrive early

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Reviewed 13 December 2015

Didn't see the complimentary show, but paid VND100K for the 5.30 show. There were more performers than audience. It was enjoyable, a little kitch, performers amused themselves as well as us. Don't take this too seriously or expect some high level professionalism. Good to see the different instruments. With the show only being about 45min, there is time to go to dinner after. I agree it could do with updating. But our group had fond memories and unexpectedly turned into a small highlight of our trip.

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Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

The 20min complimentary show in the traditional theater is excellent! However never buy ticket for the “special show” at 5:30pm located at the performance house of traditional arts!! First, they told us the show is 1 hour it turned out only 30min. Secondly, the show almost 80% the same as complimentary one. Thirdly, the carpet n the seats are very dirty and smelly! The stage is small too.

We paid vn100,000 for each person. I feel like being cheated!

1  Thank Olivia M
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