Vietnam National Tuong Theatre

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Vietnam National Tuong Theatre information

Location
Hanoi , Vietnam
Address
51 P Duong Thanh
More information
www.vietnamtuongtheatre.com
Prices
admission 100,000d
Opening hours
6.30pm Thu-Sun
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Hat tuong is a uniquely Vietnamese variation of Chinese opera that enjoyed its greatest popularity under the Nguyen dynasty in the 19th century. Until 2007, performances at this theatre were by invitation only. Now performances are open to locals and visitors, and a night watching hat tuong is an interesting traditional alternative to Hanoi’s wildly popular water puppets.

Expect highly stylised acting, wonderfully elaborate costumes, and comedy and tragedy with characters from Vietnamese folklore.