Walking around the Old Quarter of Hoi An, tourists are always fascinated by remnants of a past time when the old town was a major commercial port, a center of cultural intermingling among Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese.
For those who want to picture these streams of history, the Hoi An Traditional Art Performance Theatre, 75 Nguyen Thai Hoc St., Hoi An, is definitely a place to go.
The theatre, which offers live performances of Vietnamese folk music and folk dance, is located on Nguyen Thai Hoc Street.
The show here is free if you have paid the entrance fee into the town (this ticket allows a tourist to see 5 attractions, sites or shows inside the town) and takes place from 9:00PM to 10:00Pm everyday.
Though being a little small, this cozy venue does a good job creating an exceptional background for viewers since they can see the facial expressions of the performers, every twitch of the wrists, and the intricate designs on the costumes and musical instruments.
Enthusiastic, emotional and professional, the performers bring about life to the many artifacts and relics that exist everywhere in this small town, from house to house.
The music, dance, instruments and costumes perfectly complement the historic sites in Hoi An. In addition, pay attention to “Dan bau” - a one-stringed Vietnamese musical instrument, whose sound is very appealing.
Don’t worry if you do not understand the English introductions for each song, as the sounds and movements can speak themselves. Hence, there’s no need to wait, just remember to reserve one of your coupons to enter this theatre and be ready to be in tune with the very nice taste of Vietnamese traditional culture.
Come and enjoy the traditional art performances which include Apsara dance, Cham dance, Folk dance and Vietnamese opera every night.
- Time: 9:00 pm
- 60 minutes/ show
- Price: VND40,000/foreigner and VND10,000/Vietnamese
- Package show: VND1 million/show before 9:00 pm
- Customized shows in other places in Hoi An: VND1.2 million/show
Old age arts show on boat in combination with tours on Hoi An rivers:
- Time: customized
- The amount of time: 60 minutes/show
- Price: VND3 million