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…
Live Music in Ho Chi Minh City

Saigon Ranger

Centrally located just a short stroll from Lam Son Park, Saigon Ranger is a raffish live-music and performance venue with different acts from Tuesday to Sunday. Look forward to an eclectic roster of performers – inc…
Live Music in Ho Chi Minh City


Happening venue with everything from live bands to DJs from around the globe. Now relocated to just across the river in District 4.
Puppet Theatre in Ho Chi Minh City

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.
Concert Venue in Ho Chi Minh City

Municipal Theatre

The French-era Opera House is home to the HCMC Ballet and the Ballet & Symphony Orchestra (www.hbso.org.vn), and hosts performances by visiting artists.
Cinema in Ho Chi Minh City


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

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 Bui Vien and multiple sports TVs provide further entertainme…
Live Music in Ho Chi Minh City

Seventeen Saloon

Love-it-or-loathe-it yeeha-style Wild West–themed Pham Ngu Lao bar has staff kitted out in boots, denim and cowboy hats with roof-raising rock classics from the resident Filipino band.
Live Performance in Ho Chi Minh City

AO Show

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