Hanoi Water Puppet Show Tickets

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Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes
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Experience Highlights

Experience the tradition of water puppetry with these tickets for a show in Hanoi. Avoid the queues at the box office for this much sought-after show in the Vietnamese capital and book in advance. You can pick up your tickets at your hotel in Hanoi, as the theatre does not accept e-tickets.

Choose the time you want to see this show, which usually lasts about 50 minutes, and feel the excitement of this folk show from your seat. For an additional cost, you can buy tickets at the entrance for non-flash photography and an audio guide.

  • Enjoy this water puppet show in Hanoi thanks to these tickets.
  • Avoid the queues at the box office with this advance booking and get your tickets at your hotel in Hanoi, as the theatre does not accept e-tickets.
  • Enhance your experience at an additional cost by getting photo and audio tickets during the show.

What’s included

  • Ticket for the water puppet show
  • Information leaflet
  • Tickets for taking pictures without flash (optional at extra cost)
  • Audio guide (optional at extra cost)

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Step by Step

Enjoy this water puppet show in Hanoi with these tickets. Avoid the queues at the box office by booking in advance and your tickets for this traditional show, which lasts around 50 minutes, will be sent to your hotel.

Water puppetry emerged in the Red River Delta and other rice-growing regions of northern Vietnam a thousand years ago during the Lý Dynasty. Villagers performed water puppets to celebrate the end of the rice harvest, at religious festivals or simply as entertainment.

This has remained a traditional spectacle and attracts tourists to Vietnam's various theatres, where they see fireworks, special effects and live music in the same show.

Please note that you will only be able to enter the theatre with the physical tickets that will be given to you at the hotel, as the venue does not accept digital tickets. In addition, you will be able to choose the time you want to enter the theatre to see the show when you make your reservation.

The ticket does not include taking pictures of the show. Therefore, if you want to take a picture with your camera, you will have to buy a ticket at the entrance that allows you to do so, but always without flash.

If you want to find your way around during the show, you can also purchase an audio guide in several languages at the theatre entrance for an additional cost.


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  • M
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    I loved how the artists told stories without saying a single word.
  • I
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    The history behind the water puppet tradition was fascinating.
  • N
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    The staff was very friendly and helpful throughout the event.
  • A
    (0 Reviews)
    The length of the show was perfect, not too short and not too long.
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