4.5 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

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  • Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Duration:  60 minutes (approx.)

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Giant woven baskets turn into flamingos and crabs, among other imaginative creatures and contraptions, thanks to the clever performers behind the A O Show. Visit the historic Saigon Opera House in Ho Chi Minh City for this sophisticated cultural show featuring traditional music, dance and acrobatics. Beautiful choreography and stunning optical illusions lend to a story about how a rural Vietnamese community adapts to urbanization. Grab a complimentary beverage before settling into your seat for the family-friendly performance.


  • Admission to A O Show in Ho Chi Minh City
  • See a unique portrait of rural Vietnamese life performed at the French-designed Saigon Opera House
  • Watch a modern fusion of acrobatic arts and dance accompanied by live music
  • Be mesmerized by amazing stunts and infectious energy on stage
  • Choose from three seating locations: ground floor, middle balcony and upper balcony
  • Complimentary beverage before showtime

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What You Can Expect

A O Show in Ho Chi Minh City

A O Show in Ho Chi Minh City

Make your way to Dong Khoi Street and head inside the Saigon Opera House to take your seat (depending on your selection). Marvel at this French Colonial architectural gem — also known as the Municipal Theatre of Ho Chi Minh City — completed in 1898 and restored in 1998.

Help yourself to complimentary beverage in the lobby before you sit back and enjoy the 1-hour performance of the A O Show. Director Tuan Le, who has worked with Cirque du Soleil, has enlisted the help of expat Vietnamese artists to bring this show to life with an energetic mix of dance and acrobatics. Larger-than-life props, such as bamboo poles and giant woven baskets (aka boats), transport performers across the stage.

Watch this talented cast take a journey through rural and urban Vietnam via a series of theatrical sketches that incorporate movement and melodic music. The song lyrics are in Vietnamese, enhancing the scenes of everyday life and igniting the imagination.

The visual effects, exuberant energy and stunning choreography create a feast for the senses — and it's entertaining for all ages!

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

It was a fantastic show and I highly recommend it. If you are in Ho Chi Minh City you would be foolish not to see it. The young people involved are very talented and have put together very clever acrobats and story lines. Go See A O Show!!!!!!!!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

The show was great! A good blend of dance, performance, storytelling, and comedy all rolled up into a neat stage show. The story follows the city and its inhabitants as time and modernization quickly changes life in Vietnam. There is complimentary refreshment for [aah!] and [ooh!] ticket-holders and after the show you can take pictures with the cast too! All in all a great experience.

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