Hanoi Water Puppet Theater

, Hanoi Water Puppet Theater

Located at 57B, Dinh Tien Hoang, near Hoan Kiem Lake, Thang Long Water Puppet Theater is a familiar address for both domestic and foreign tourists who want to enjoy water puppetry and discover the beauty of water puppetry. unique traditional art form of Vietnam.

Location & History

In 1969, the theater was established and since 1990; many water puppet shows have been performed by artists of Thang Long theater, annually there are about 500 plays serving about 150,000 spectators. Moreover, the theater has brought the art of water puppetry to more than 40 foreign countries such as Japan, France, the US, Australia, Spain… through performances, international cultural exchange programs or other events. puppet festival.
, Hanoi Water Puppet TheaterPhoto: asianwaytravel.com

Water Puppet

The content of traditional water puppetry performances such as the daily life of Vietnamese farmers (cultivating, herding buffaloes, fishing…), social arts (swimming, dragon dancing…), historical legends (Le Loi returns the precious sword…), with a modest performance style that has captivated audiences for centuries. However, the artists of Thang Long Water Puppet Theater want to renew old puppet shows with lighting effects, music and a combination of people and puppets.
, Hanoi Water Puppet TheaterPhoto by @maechans0422

It sounds risky, but the theater was successful from the beginning and received favor and praise from the audience. To enjoy some typical water puppet shows, you can watch the video below.

It would certainly be a lot better if visitors could watch these shows directly at Thang Long Water Puppet Theater after enjoying a cup of coffee in the coffee lounge right in front of the theater and having a nice view. Hoan Kiem lake.

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Show schedule

There is a puppet show every day at 15:30 – 17:00 – 18:30 – 20:00 – 21:15 and Sunday at 9:30
, Hanoi Water Puppet TheaterPhoto by @Brighton_camera.journey


Ticket price is from 100,000 – 150,000 VND (5-7 USD) and can be purchased at the door or contact at the cinema:

Tel: (84-024) 3 824 9494, 3 825 5450

Fax: (84-024) 3 824 5117

Email: thanglongwpt@fpt.vn

Website: www.thanglongwaterpuppet.org

Useful information

  • Venue: Hanoi Water Puppet Theater

  • Best for: Family, Kids

  • Admission: 100,000-150,000 VND

  • Hours: Change

  • Distance to city center: 2.0km (1.2 mi)

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