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Hanoi Shows – Live Traditional Shows in the Heart of Vietnam Culture

Discovery Hanoi, an ancient capital moving to the brilliant era in which the crystallization of technology is concentrated on, that is why the thought of these old memories have been forgotten. But no, every walk of ancient life has been well preserved, and they are nurtured in a myriad of traditional ways of Vietnamese. Fortunately, tourists can encounter the cultural taste of ancient Hanoi in many performances of the cultural spectacle done by locals combined with traditional Vietnamese music in Hanoi Shows. Let Hanoi Local Tour be your guide to delve into the Vietnamese culture and tradition during your trips from Hanoi.

The Four Palaces Show or “Tứ Phủ” in Vietnamese, is the traditional art performance of Vietnamese custom that was practiced through decades. The show now is one of the latest shows on Hanoi tours that can be added as an evening’s activities for tourists staying in this charming city. In 2017, UNESCO has recognized the mounting the medium as intangible heritage. Also in July, the show was also recognized by TRIPADVISOR as an excellent service of the year.

The Quintessence of Tonkin, one of Vietnam’s must-see cultural spectacle is deep experiences of live performances by locals, traditional Vietnamese music, water-light show, and daily stories. The show will bring the audience back to a pristine time, living in the old country of Vietnam, feeling the sacred atmosphere and the cultural crystallization technology. Enjoy the show and explore the Northern culture and tradition during your Hanoi trip.

My Village Show, also known as “Làng Tôi” in Vietnamese, is a lively mosaic painting the ancient Vietnamese village life in contemporary stage language with enchanting folk melodies that is worth your experience in a Hanoi tour package. Witness acrobats, dancers, and juggers bring a panoramic of rural Vietnamese village to life on the stage as you hear live music on classic Vietnamese instruments. Enjoy an hour-long show at the historic Hanoi Opera House to deeply understand the patriotism and bravery of Vietnamese people. Your admission to “Làng tôi” also includes reserved seating and pre-show drinks.

Right to the name, “The soul of Vietnamese Village” will take you back to the good old days of Vietnam’s countryside. The show gives the audience a chance to immerse themselves in folk music space, admire artists telling the story, and get a glimpse of daily life with various traditional customs of Vietnamese people in the Northern Delta villages. This will be a highlight in your Hanoi day tour.

Hanoi Shows

Ionah Show

Ionah is the reverse name of the word "Hanoi" by director Pham Hoang Nam and is also the name of the main character in the play. Ionah Show in Hanoi is a 70-minute story about a young girl's adventure called Ionah. From the time she was immersed in dark emotions to the magical mystery land. Follow each step, you will be with her overcome all obstacles and fears to find happiness at the end of the journey. The show is a clever combination of many familiar art forms on stage such as drama, circus, dance, hip-hop ... and interwoven with the most modern sound and light technologies. Therefore, Ionah Show in Hanoi promises to bring you interesting discoveries and unique experiences in your Hanoi tours.


Unmissable Hanoi Shows & Theaters in Hanoi

The traditional art of Vietnam is plentiful as their spiritual life, actually, everything in daily life has been reflected in genres of art. Hereafter is our suggestion about the unmissable Hanoi shows and guidance of the best theaters in Hanoi.

Top 5 Unmissable Hanoi Shows

A O Show (À Ố Show)

A O show, one of the best Hanoi Shows, has been shown in many theaters and served especially the students living aboard. This is definitely the most extraordinary show we’ve ever seen in quite a while, the show told a story of the succession of changes from the past to the present of Vietnam. Mr. Tuan Le has been successful when capturing thus culture and taking audiences on a journey of time and love.

My Village Show – Làng tôi

This is a famous show reflects the daily life of Hanoians and also Vietnamese people in general. My village show is a living carpet of the ancient Vietnamese village. The show seems as the panoramic of rural Vietnamese village to life on stage with live music on classic instruments of Vietnam. The show has been weaved by the patriotism and bravery of Vietnamese people, come and enjoy it!

Ca Tru Traditional Music Performance

On every Thursday night, fan of Vietnamese Ca Tru (ceremonial singing) – a kind of traditional music flock to the small art gallery in Hanoi to enjoy the genres of sweet melodies. The show was named Ca Tru – Gin Giu Cho Mai Sau (Preserve for Our Next Generation), and it aims to preserve the traditional musical type beyond the edge of extinction, convey the beauty to the young generations. The show has been performed by the Ca Tru Traditional Band, which consists of over 80 years old singers and players who have the enthusiasm in Vietnamese tradition.

Must-see Quintessence of Tonkin Show

The Quintessence of Tonkin Show is one of Vietnam’s must-see cultural Hanoi Shows and it’s worth to watch one time in life. The pristine time of the old Vietnam has been reflected in the space filled with folk music and the lively light, which creates the feeling of the sacred atmosphere and the cultural crystallization. Enjoy the Quintessence of Tonkin performance in your Hanoi day trips.

Four Palaces Show – Tứ Phủ

Tu Phu show is the traditional art performance of Vietnamese custom that was practiced through decades. The show has been utilized from the folklore materials on the Viet beliefs of the Mother Goddesses worship over time. The practices relating to the Viet beliefs and the Vietnamese spiritual life through folk arts, let’s come and explore the ancient art in Hanoi shows.

Best Theaters in Hanoi

Hanoi Local Tour highly recommends clients some of the finest theaters in Hanoi which serves these typical traditional performances and high quality. Take a look through our list below:

Hanoi Opera House

Address: No.1 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre

Address: 57B Dinh Tien Hoang, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

Vietnam National Puppetry Theater

Address: 361 Truong Chinh, Thanh Xuan, Hanoi

Lotus Water Puppet

Address: 16 Le Thai To street, Hanoi

Vietnam National Tuong Theatre

Address: 51 Duong Thanh Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

The Rotten Grapes Improv Theatre

Address: 101A Nguyen Khuyen Street, Hanoi