Live Music in Hanoi

Cay Cau

Live music is performed daily at the Temple of Literature. Upmarket Vietnamese restaurants in central Hanoi are also good places to catch traditional Vietnamese music. Cay Cau in De Syloia Hotel and Club Opera are t…
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…
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 …
Live Music in Hanoi

Jazz Club By Quyen Van Minh

This atmospheric venue 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 international jazz acts. Check th…
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. …
Cinema in Hanoi


This Hanoi institution is a hub for art-house film lovers, and there’s a great little cafe-bar here too. It’s nominally ‘members only’, but a 50,000d one-off membership usually secures visitors an always-interesting…
Cinema in Hanoi

Centre Culturel Français de Hanoi

Set in the sublime L’Espace building near the Opera House, it offers a regular program of French films. Musical events are also staged; check the website for what’s on.
Live Music in Hanoi

Hanoi Rock City

Hanoi Rock City is tucked away down a residential lane about 7km north of the city near Tay Ho, but it’s a journey well worth taking for an eclectic mix, including reggae, Hanoi punk and regular electronica nights. …
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.