Must see entertainment in Ho Chi Minh City

  • A

    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…

  • Y

    This live-music venue hosts anything from funk rock to metal, acoustic to indie, kicking off at around 9pm nightly. Check Facebook for what's on.

  • U
    Universal Bar

    This bar sees some great acts for the roof-lifting live music that takes to the floor nightly at 9.30pm. Seats are out the front for people-watching along…

  • A
    AO Show

    This tourist-oriented showcase of Vietnamese music, dance and flying acrobats is held in the spectacular, recently renovated Opera House, a French…

  • S
    Saigon Water Puppet Theatre

    Within the History Museum, this small theatre has performances at 9am, 10am, 11am, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm, lasting about 20 minutes.

  • M
    Municipal Theatre

    The landmark French-era Opera House is home to the HCMC Ballet and the Ballet & Symphony Orchestra (, and hosts performances by visiting…

  • C
    Conservatory of Music

    Performances of both traditional Vietnamese and Western classical music are held here. Check the English-language section of the website to see what's…

  • C
    CGV Cinemas

    Located on top of the Liberty Central Saigon Citypoint hotel, this centrally-located complex has five compact auditoriums.

  • L
    Lotte Cinema Diamond

    Three screens here show films in their original language with Vietnamese subtitles.

  • G

    One of the best cinemas in town, with Hollywood blockbusters and local hits.

  • S
    Seventeen Saloon

    Love-it-or-loathe-it, this yeeha-style Wild West–themed Pham Ngu Lao bar has staff kitted out in boots, denim and cowboy hats with roof-raising rock…