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Skip the Line: Thang Long Water Puppet Theater Entrance Tickets

Hanoi, Vietnam

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  • 50 minutes (approx.)


You have a choice of standard, deluxe, or VIP first class seats to the Thang Long Water Puppet Theater in Hanoi. Book your entrance ticket and skip the line with priority seating. The unique puppetry performance is done on the water, accompanied by storytelling and music. Choose a showtime to fit your sightseeing schedule.
  • Admission ticket to Thang Long Water Puppet Theater in Hanoi
  • Marvel at the traditional art form developed over centuries
  • Book your entry fee ahead of time and skip waiting in line
  • Select the showtime that suits your schedule

What's Included

  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Coffee and/or Tea

Meeting And Pickup

Departure Point

  • Thang Long Water Puppet, 57B Dinh Tien Hoang - Hoan Kiem - Ha Noi, Hanoi 10000 Vietnam

Ticket Redemption Point

Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre , 57B P. Đinh Tiên Hoàng, Hàng Bạc, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam

What To Expect

Thang Long Water Puppet

Admission Ticket Included

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

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Temple of Literature & National University

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Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
Operated by Asia Travel Legend

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Traveler Tips

    We had to exchange our emailed tickets at a nearby hotel which was quite difficult to find, and not very nearby, so allow extra time for this.


    175 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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    Great show and great...
    Daniel_B, May 2023
    Great show and great seats. Well worth it to get the tickets ahead of time. Met the guide outside to get the tickets and went into the theater. No lines to wait in.
    User friendly and efficient
    Merrilyn_W, Apr 2023
    Worked as stated and was user friendly as advertised. The tickets were waiting for us when we arrived
    Excellent show - I was...
    Luke_C, Apr 2023
    Excellent show - I was very impressed with the skill and storytelling. The ticket pickup was quite easy as well, as it was just next to the theatre. An audio-guide is nice if you wish to know more about the stories. This show is strongly recommended for everyone visiting Hanoi.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Kyle_R, Apr 2023
    They need to somehow share the plays storyline so the audience can better know what’s happening on stage. Perhaps end the play with the dragons and smoke. Beginning the performance that way the entire performance is smoky and harder to view.
    Great fun. Must see activity.
    John_K, Mar 2023
    Great fun. A must see in Ha Noi. No need to bother with the audio description. Just absorb what's going on and enjoy😁
    Hanoi Water puppet show
    Michelle_C, Mar 2023
    Fantastic experience. Bringing a little bit of culture to our trip. Show only goes for an hour which is enough. We didn’t bother with the translation head phones. We got VIP tickets and was seated in the front row. Picking up tickets nearby was a very easy and quick process
    Great fun.
    Karen_H, Mar 2023
    Definitely a 'must see' whilst in Hanoi. It was a fascinating insight into Vietnamese culture performed by skilled puppeteers and musicians. Great for all ages.
    Water Puppets with Jim and Kym
    Jim_B, Feb 2023
    Very nice relaxing experience. Funny but informative about Hanoi’s culture of hard work, caring for each other and respect for their history. Masterful puppeteers supported by beautiful traditional music and song.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Great for the whole family
    Lisa_B, Jan 2023
    Great show. Instruments and singing are beautiful. The water puppet tell a story even if you don't understand the language. This was our 2nd time, the first was in 2006. This time we brought our adult sons, daughter in law and grandson, it was their first visit to Vietnam and they all enjoyed it
    Overall good
    SUNIL_S, Dec 2022
    It was very entertaining Loved the instrumental music Special effects like dragon smoking and animals jumping and chasing each other were good If instructions in English were given i, it would have been even more enjoyable
    Show should be seen.
    The show was very good, music we enjoyed but you charged admission ticket, which were more than double. Even to collect the tickets, we had to go to a different location. We will never recommend you.. We have taken your services at Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang and are tensioned ?
    Great experience
    Michelle_D, Dec 2022
    Really enjoyed this show! Was in Vietnamese but you can buy audio to hear it in other languages and we were still able to follow it along even though it was in another language.
    Excellent performance, poor service from seller
    Viden_D, Nov 2022
    The spectacle is beautiful and interesting. Tge service from tge seller is NOT. You can purchase tickets from the Theatre, no queue, free seats available. They add 50% on top of the regular price and ask you to come at different place 30min ( not earlier, not later) to pick up the tickets. I had to make two calls to convince the seller to at least bring the tickets to the theatre and not at the hotel he asked. You receive the information about the tickets pick up only when you pay.
    Ann_P, Oct 2022
    One of those things you have to experience in Hanoi. Great seats but we could have bought tickets there much cheaper.
    2 travelers found this review helpful
    Fast and sure
    Pere_L, Aug 2022
    Is worth it as you have the assurance of having the tickets and when you arrive your tickets are ready overthere
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Must see
    Brenda_C, Jul 2022
    I didn’t know what to expect but it’s truly an enjoyable show for all ages, it’s a must when visiting Hanoi.
    Very nice experience
    AnilKumar_G, Jul 2022
    Very nice experience. Tickets were all ready at the window. Seating was very good. Audio system was efficient.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Puppet show
    Frank_G, Jul 2022
    Very nice show just to many heads and people video taping which block the view many times. The characters were great as well as the musicians
    next level puppet show
    MariaVeronica_D, Jul 2022
    the show was amazing. it would really amaze you how they control the puppets while on water. though i dont understand the language, since the show was in Vietnamese, i can understand the story a bit. the movements were entertaining and funny. The voices and music were superb.
    Amazing water puppets
    DIANNE_G, Mar 2020
    Great show nice venue staff very good just the right length of time very clever and very professional show started on time a must see
    Water puppet show
    Christine_B, Mar 2020
    Very easy on line website and easy ticket pickup. The cafe next to the show was outstanding, highly recommend.
    Water puppet show: excellent, but Viator did not convince us.
    michel_d, Mar 2020
    The water puppet show was fantastic. We had excellent seats in front of the stage. However, it was the first time we used 'Viator' and our experience with the platform was rather bad.
    Well worth seeing!
    jeljeli, Feb 2020
    Lovely puppet show with live superb musicians. We had to exchange our emailed tickets at a nearby hotel which was quite difficult to find, and not very nearby, so allow extra time for this.
    Thang Long Water Puppet
    Therese O, Jun 2019
    The puppet show was rather entertaining. Unfortunately, it's performed in vietnamese language and we couldn't understand whatwhat the story was about. Would be great if there's some writeup on it to be distributed to the audience to allow them to connect with the performance better.
    Empfehlenswert besonders mit Kindern
    Sonja_R, Feb 2023
    Das Theater war interessant und mal was anderes! Wir haben einen Audio guide dazu genommen. Es gab kurze Informationen in deutscher Sprache.
    Alles schön nur zu teuer und Umständlich
    Marc_H, Mar 2020
    Wie soll mans sagen ... Das Wasserpuppentheater war toll. Aber die Tickets sind Abzocke. An der Abendkasse kriegt man gleiche Tickets zum sehr viel geringeren Preis uns meistens ist es nicht ausverkauft. Wollte mir diese negativere Bewertung sparen weil immerhin der Prozess der Tickert Überstellung geklappt hat obwohl ich das auch schon Aufwändig fand in einem fremden Land so eine Hotelpforte zu finden .. aber bin jetzt 3 mal daran errinnert worden so die Info für alle. Mal schaun obs veröffentlicht wird ;-)
    Voyage en féerie
    TANIA_V, Jan 2020
    Super spectacle à voir. Dès l'arrivée de l'orchestre les sons d'instruments ancestraux et les chants typiques vietnamiens vous invitent au voyage mêlant contes et légendes populaires. Bravo aux marionnettistes pour les prouesses réalisées dans l'eau.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    chasse au tresor
    marianne_d, Dec 2019
    1°) trouver l hotel pour avoir son ticket 2°) trouver le theatre pourquoi ne pas acheter sa place directement sur place? place VIP? on est au 2eme rang pres de la porte d'entree qui s ouvre a chaque fois qu il y a des retardataires; personne ne nous a dit que l'on pouvait avoir un audiophone pour la traduction. Heureusement qu on a vu des gens en avoir! le spectacle : tres bien!


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