Hanoi Opera House

Hanoi is famous for its many beautiful and unique architectural works. There is including Thang Long Royal Citadel, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of literature, Long Bien Bridge, The Opera House etc. On this journey to discover Hanoi, Origin Vietnam invites tourists to stop to look at the unique architecture of Hanoi Opera House.

Hanoi Opera House is unique?

1. General architecture outside Hanoi Opera House

Hanoi Opera House at night

Hanoi Opera House was built by the French in the early twentieth century. The architecture of the theater is a combination of ancient Greek architecture with Cornholt style castle Tuylory and Paris Opera. Those who have an interest in learning the ancient architecture, Hanoi Opera House is a destination cannot be ignored.

The theater was officially built in 1901 and completed in 1911. Hanoi Opera House completed as a large-scale construction at that time. The theater became the center for cultural and artistic events for the French and some Vietnamese in Hanoi.

Hanoi Opera House by Harlay and Broyer, two famous French architects designed. Overall, the theater has a lot of theater-like architecture in the south of France. The layout, performance space, stairs, entrance to the hall, meeting room area ... in the theater resembles that of the early European theater in the twentieth century.

Hanoi Opera House

The project is built on an area of 2,600m2 with a length of 87m, a width of 30m and the highest point compared to the ground is 34m. The main theater features logic columns forming five hollow spaces in the middle and two enclosed spaces in the gable, rooftop with curved roof tiles. This tile roof decoration is like Renaissance architecture.

The side of the theater has rectangular windows and a dome on the soft side for the viewer. The walls are filled with decorative textures, beautifully. The top of the theater is covered with black stone tiles, signifying neoclassical French art.

The curved roofs have specific accents, rounded roofs, look very nice. Entering the theater, visitors will see this architectural style but more carefully decorated. The upper and lower triangles on the stage, around and at the top of the roofs are accented with sculptures.

Although renovated in 1995, the Hanoi Opera House retains its unique Western architecture. Coming to the Opera House, visitors will be impressed by this magnificent of architecture.

If you do not know the location of the beautiful destination trip to Hanoi Vietnam, you may visit the Opera House.

2. Explore the functional areas of Hanoi Opera House

Opera House in Hanoi is a classic Western style architecture. This is reflected in the dome architecture to decorate small decorations on the ceiling, walls ... The designer of the theater very smart guy. Because he knows how to combine architecture with art music. Entering the theater, visitors will have overwhelmed by this architectural work.

Inside Hanoi Opera House

The main lobby

This is the first place to welcome guests into the theater. Here, there is a T-shaped stone staircase leading up to the second floor.


The reception room, also known as the mirror room, is located on the second floor of the Hanoi Opera House. The mirrors are the place where important ceremonies take place, where the leaders of the Party and the State, the Heads of State, and the important signing ceremonies of the Government take place.

In addition, the mirror room is a venue for chamber music, press conferences or small-scale conferences. The mirrors are beautifully designed, luxurious with exquisite stone floors, chandeliers, crystal with classic French furniture.


The auditorium is home to theater performances. The auditorium has a 24x24 stage, with 3 floors with a total of 598 seats. The floor is tiled with high quality, shiny and carpeted fire. All the seats are designed by classic French style. It's very comfortable for sitting.

In addition, the theater also has other rooms such as meeting rooms, dressing rooms, changing rooms; exhibits related to the theater, photo gallery related to the event took place at the Revolution Square in August and so on.

If you have the opportunity to travel to Hanoi visitors to visit the Opera House. It will be best Hanoi city tours.

Hanoi Opera House is not only of great value in terms of history, value for use but also a unique architectural work, reaching the value of culture and aesthetics. In 2011, the Hanoi Opera House was recognized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism as the National Monument.

Please read " All things need to know before traveling to Hanoi" for more experience when visiting the capital city.

It's good for

  • Group travel, the family with kids, teen, solo and couple
  • Suitable for musician tour in Vietnam
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