Municipal Theatre, Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Municipal Theatre, Ho Chi Minh City

The Municipal Theatre of Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon Municipal Opera House (Vietnamese: Nhà hát Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh), is an opera house in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It is an example of French Colonial architecture in Vietnam.

Built in 1897 by French architect Eugène Ferret as the Opéra de Saïgon, the 500 seat building was used g= the home of the unicameral National Assembly from 1956 to 1967 and then as bicameral houses: Lower House (Hạ Nghị Viện) and a Senate or Upper House (Thượng Nghị Viện) Lower House of Assembly of South Vietnam (Hạ Nghị Viện) after 1956. It was not until 1975 that it was again used as a theatre, and restored in 1995.



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