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Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theatre

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Location: Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater is located on Dong Khoi Street, Ho Chi Minh City, between the Caravelle and Continental Hotels.
Characteristics: With a rotating stage and a 800 - seat hall, the theater meets the required standards for various artistic forms such as singing, music, dancing and traditional and modern dramas.
Built at the beginning of 1897, under an original architectural design by French architect Ferret Eugene, who won a prize for theater designing in July 1895, the Municipal Theater was restored and renewed to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the foundation of Saigon (1698-1998). The architectural style and staple material of the Municipal Theater of the old days are reflected in its stone veranda, a pair of white stone statues of pretty girls at the gate, the colorful granite tiled floors, the chandeliers, the bronze statues in front of the stairs, the audience's hall with its arch engraved with decorative designs and rows of statues on the two sides of the theater. In the years of the Second World War, France was involved in many battles. In Vietnam the revolutionary high tide shook the colonial regime. The Municipal Theater was closed and deserted. During the French re-invasion of the South after 1945, the Theater was restored. When the French invaders withdrew from the South under the Geneva Agreement in 1956, the Ngo Dinh Diem regime turned the theater into the headquarters of the lower House, therefore the inside and outside structure of the theater was changed considerably. Regaining the power after the Spring 1975 Great Victory, the City authorities allowed a temporary repair of the theater, returning its function to a central theater. In 1995, a hundred years after the start of the initial building project, a restoration project was approved by the Municipal People's Committee. Many experienced historians and architects were invited to participate in this project. The theater was renewed with new materials and equipped with state-of-the-art electric appliances, light and sound systems and fire and safety equipment. With a rotating stage and a 800 - seat hall, the theater meets the required standards for various artistic forms such as singing, music, dancing and traditional and modern dramas. It is a good place for artistic performances by domestic and foreign art ensembles and well - known artists, who visit Ho Chi Minh City.

Source: VNAT

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