Vietnam entertainment

Top Choice Live Music in Hanoi

Binh Minh Jazz Club

This atmospheric venue tucked behind the Opera House is the place in Hanoi to catch live jazz. There’s a full bar, food menu and high-quality gigs featuring father-and-son team Minh and Dac, plus other local and int…
Top Choice Live Music in Hanoi

Thang Long Ca Tru Theatre

Concerts of traditional Vietnamese music are held in this intimate restored house in the Old Quarter. Ca tru is indigenous to the north of Vietnam, and concerts feature a selection of the 100 or so ca tru melodies. …
Top Choice Live Music in Dalat

Escape Bar

Expect covers of Hendrix, the Eagles, the Doors and other classics at this live-music bar. The improvisation is such that the tunes take on lives of their own; travelling musicians are welcome to jam. The bar's deco…
Live Music in Ho Chi Minh City


Soulful portraits of John Lennon, Jim Morrison and James Brown look on at this cool shrine to live music. The environment: exposed T-beam joists and concrete floor; the music: anything from funk rock to metal, kicki…
Live Music in Ho Chi Minh City


Don’t be misled by the name: most of the musicians are fully plugged in and dangerous when they take to the intimate stage of the city’s leading live-music venue. And judging by the numbers that pack in, the local c…
Theatre in Hanoi

Municipal Water Puppet Theatre

Water-puppetry shows are a real treat for children. Multilingual programs allow the audience to read up on each vignette as it’s performed. Although there are multiple performances daily, book well ahead, especially…
Live Music in Ho Chi Minh City


Following the redevelopment of its venue in late 2017, this excellent entertainment cooperative pops up at different locations around town. Check the Facebook page for where to see everything from live bands to DJs …
Live Performance in Ho Chi Minh City

AO Show

Popular tourist-oriented showcases of Vietnamese music, dance and flying acrobats. Most hotels can book tickets and there is a box office at the Opera House.
Opera in Hanoi

Hanoi Opera House

Performances of classical music and opera are periodically held here in the evenings. Check the website for upcoming performances.
Opera in Hanoi

Vietnam National Tuong Theatre

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 …