Skip the Line: Thang Long Water Puppet Theater Entrance Tickets

3.8 (203)
Hanoi, VN
3.8 (203)
Hanoi, VN
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Experience the magic of Vietnam's traditional water puppetry with Skip the Line: Thang Long Water Puppet Theater Entrance Tickets. Say goodbye to long queues and hello to instant access to this unique cultural show. Simply select your preferred showtime, arrive 15 minutes early, and prepare to be captivated by the enchanting performance. This hassle-free booking includes all fees and taxes, so you can focus on enjoying the show without any extra costs. Don't miss out on this unforgettable experience during your travels in Hanoi.

About this experience

  • Non Refundable There is no return, refund or cancellation possible with this product
  • Admission Included
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Self Guided Experience
  • Skip-the-line tickets for convenience
  • Experience traditional Vietnamese water puppetry live
  • Multiple showtimes to fit your schedule
  • All fees and taxes included in ticket price
  • Memorable cultural experience in Hanoi
  • Skip-the-line tickets
  • All fees and taxes
  • Coffee and/or tea

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Embark on a cultural journey like no other with the Skip the Line: Thang Long Water Puppet Theater Entrance Tickets. This unique experience allows you to bypass the long queues and dive straight into the mesmerizing world of traditional Vietnamese puppetry.

What to expect?

Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of Vietnam as you witness a captivating water puppet show that has been entertaining audiences for centuries. Marvel at the intricate puppetry skills, vibrant costumes, and enchanting storytelling that bring this ancient art form to life.

Who is this for?

This experience is perfect for travelers seeking to explore the local culture and traditions of Vietnam. Whether you are a history buff, art enthusiast, or simply looking for a unique and memorable activity during your trip, the Thang Long Water Puppet Theater is sure to delight audiences of all ages.

Why book this?

Step into a world where puppets come alive in a mesmerizing display of artistry and storytelling. By booking these skip-the-line tickets, you can save time and hassle, ensuring you have a seamless and unforgettable experience at the Thang Long Water Puppet Theater. Don't miss out on this opportunity to witness one of Vietnam's most cherished cultural performances.

Good to know

Before heading to the theater, make sure to arrive at least 15 minutes before the showtime to secure your seats. The ticket includes all fees and taxes, so you can relax and enjoy the show without any additional costs. Please note that coffee and tea are not included, so you may want to grab a drink before or after the performance.


Travelers rave about the Thang Long Water Puppet Theater experience, describing it as a must-see attraction in Hanoi. Visitors are impressed by the intricate puppetry skills, colorful performances, and overall cultural immersion provided by the show. Don't miss out on this opportunity to witness a piece of Vietnam's heritage come to life on stage.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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Thang Long Water Puppet

Water Puppetry is a traditional art form with distinctive culture identity of Vietnam. It came into existence, developed and diversified over a thousand years ago in the Red River Delta. Thanks to unique performances on the water, this puppetry art is famous and highly appreciated all over the world. In early days, water puppetry showed the daily life of villagers such as farming, fishing, romance and children playing. Now, the topics of the plays are also picked from ancient legends, myths and historic stages. Book your tickets, then the tickets and program flyer, complete with the details of program, will be delivered to your hotel. Just bring your tickets and enjoy the show.

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3.8 (203)


Show is wonderful. Great music, fun puppetry. The agents need signs so you know where to get your tickets. We "skipped the line" but we're one of the last to enter bc we couldn't find the agent.


The show itself is 100% worth going to. You do not need to buy tickets through Viator, you can simply walk up to the ticket window to purchase tickets. If you purchase tickets online, you have the comfort of knowing the show will not sell out and you can get a good seat. We had great seats and the show would have been sold out had we not bought in advance, so I am not upset we purchased here.


Really great show! Even though I opted not to rent an audio guide, I felt I understood the stories pretty easily. The puppeteers are so skilled, and I loved hearing a style of music I didn’t know anything about before. But please, if you go: don’t film it! Some people were filming with their iPads and it’s so disrespectful to the performers and distracting for the audience 😭😭

Duffy I

The show was Great!! Don’t waste your money buying tickets on here. Just go to the theater early and purchase them there. We paid for the VIP first few rows and are seats weren’t even together. They have shows throughout the day, I recommend just going to the theater and seeing what times and seats they have open. The tickets on here cost way more than the original and it’s not worth it.


My recent purchase of puppet theatre tickets through Viator left me deeply disappointed. Not only were the tickets exorbitantly priced, but the promised perk of "skip the queue" seemed to be nothing more than a marketing gimmick. Firstly, the tickets purchased on Viator were more than double the price compared to purchasing them directly at the venue. This price gouging was already disheartening, but I was willing to overlook it for the convenience of skipping the queue. However, upon arrival at the puppet theatre, there was no designated queue for those who had purchased tickets through Viator. In fact, we ended up waiting in line just like everyone else, with no special treatment whatsoever. It became apparent that the "skip the queue" feature was nonexistent. This experience has left me feeling cheated and frustrated. Not only did I pay significantly more for the tickets, but I also didn't receive the promised benefit. I would caution others against purchasing tickets through Viator for this particular attraction, as it seems to offer no added value and only serves to unnecessarily inflate the price.


Something really different and very interesting. The puppetry was clever, the musicians excellent and mostly very well organized. We got there early after buying tickets online and there was no information about skipping the line so we lined up. Just as we got to the end of the queue there appeared someone to deal with pre- purchased tickets. So we needn’t have got there early - our mistake. Get an audio guide which cost around 5 aussie dollars for 2 as you won’t know what it’s about. All up a great 50 minute entertainment.


A unique show - fascinating overview of local peasant life along with deities and sacred animals episodes; very nice to see some musicians and singers after the show (less nice to see westerners ignoring the seating plan…)


The “poor” is for the VIP ticket I got and not the performance. The seat I got was absolutely terrible considering the fact that they advertised this as skipping the line AND you could get VIP tickets. I paid for VIP tickets and got the first row to the furthest side, directly below the singers (not the stage with the actual puppet performance) and directly in front of the large speakers. If you attend enough performances elsewhere you’d know VIP seats are in the middle where you get the best view of the entire show. For me, I could only see half the show the entire time. Might as well go online to watch it. I’m sure you can get seats via other means, so I DO NOT recommend getting your tickets here. It was honestly a total scam in my opinion. Most disappointing experience on Viator ever!


Definitely worth seeing this show if you’re a tourist, visiting Hanoi. I opted to go without the audio guide and it definitely made you giggle! Really good show with amazing music and great experience overall


Tons of fun and when we showed up on the wrong day the young lady was able to change our tickets to avoid a conflict. Have fun!!
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-05-21 22:49