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HOI AN LUNE CENTER For the Performing Arts

THE BAMBOO THEATRE AT THE HEART OF ANCIENT TOWN

For those who are looking for a unique Vietnamese cultural experience, Lune Center is not to be missed when in Hoi An city. Surrounded by the picturesque scenery of the ancient town, Hoi An Lune Center is the first and only bamboo theatre in Vietnam. It was built for local art performances, being especially honored as home to the world-renowned Vietnamese Bamboo Circus. The theatre promises to bring every audience a joyful and unforgettable experience.

Lune Center stands out for its bamboo dome measuring 13 meters high and 24.2 meters wide. The dome design was inspired by the image of the full moon, cherished by many Asian cultures. The reception area, with its yellow walls and red clay roof, adds a touch of the antique, representing the Old Town’s characteristic architecture. The beautiful, classic designs and traditional building materials such as wood and bamboo establish the Lune Center as a unique but perfectly-at-home landmark of the poetic Hoi An scenery.

At Hoi An Lune Center's Bamboo Theatre, audiences will experience dramatic stories drawn from daily life in different regions in Vietnam, told through the electrifying medium of Vietnamese Bamboo Circus. Using the art of storytelling circus together with bamboo props and live music, the Vietnamese Bamboo Circus vividly represents traditional cultures. Travelers who want to transcend time and space for a front-row immersion in the artistic and emotional life of Vietnam should come here first.

Performances aside, Lune Center's prime location at the joining of Thu Bon and Hoai Rivers combines with its theater's unique design to make Lune Center a must-see destination. Take photos with friends here on a trip to Hoi An,  or simply gaze on The Old Town in the sunset - you're sure to find beauty and serenity here.

Hoi An Lune Center in Numbers:
  • Area of the center: 459 m2.
  • Dome: diameter of 24.2m, 13m height.
  • Capacity: 299 seats.
  • Live Performance at 6:00 pm.
  • Box Office hours: 9:30 am - 7:00 pm.

The Dong Hiep Cultural Park Project

  • Hoi An is one of the few ancient towns in Southeast Asia with architecture, lifestyle and culture well preserved with heritage from many centuries ago and remain till today, despite changing times and challenging weather of central Vietnam.
  • The park is located at an important position in terms of geography and even feng shui, where both rivers meet. The elders and cultural experts even call it 'the tip of the ancient town'. 
  • The houses in the park were constructed based on structures of Hoi An's ancient houses, which are mostly wooden-built, with roofs protruding out closer to the street, and yards located between blocks filled with greenery.
  • Studying the cultivation structures that local farmers built with bamboo, the architects suggest the rest of the park to be constructed of geometric bamboo work, creating patterns that harmonize with nature and the central man-made structure: Hoi An Lune Center. 
  • The color pallete of the park carries hues from the ancient town: terracotta-red roof tiles, ochre-yellow wall, shades of brown wood, shades of green and yellow from various breeds of bamboo. Brick, wood, clay, stones, etc. All elements with material rooted in nature mixed together to create structures so humble, yet exuding a timeless charm, an atmosphere where nature and generations of man, with their abundant cultures shall harmonize.
  • Functional spaces within the park: One dome-shaped big top functioning as a performing complex, facilitating theatrical genres from traditional to contemporary - the park's iconic attraction. The central square bears patterns of the bronze drum, a symbol of Vietnam's culture and heritage, and its open space welcomes communal activities, artistic and cultural exchanges. Two food courts cover an area of 324 m2. And Hoai river-view garden welcomes guests from Hoi An to Dong Hiep Island to rest and enjoy the arts.

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Current shows at HOI AN LUNE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

A O ShowA O Show

A O Show

A vivid portrait of Vietnam in urbanization time, painted with unique stage visuals and a touch of humor.

The name ‘A O’ derives from ‘Lang Pho’, which means ‘village and city’. The show depicts the charming beauty and cultural richness of Vietnamese life in the countryside, in contrast with the nation’s racing urbanization. The show is a unique mix of bamboo circus, acrobatic acts, dance, and theatrical visual art. The live music echoes Vietnamese Southern work songs. All in all, this beautiful blend of genres creates a unique stage language, which well captures the essence of Vietnam’s fascinating culture.

Upcoming shows at HOI AN LUNE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

Teh DarTeh Dar

Teh Dar

Embodiment of vigorous Vietnamese tribes culture thru cirque, dance, music from tribal instruments.

Embodiment of vigorous Vietnamese tribes culture thru cirque, dance, music from tribal instruments.

The MistThe Mist

The Mist

The essence of Southern farmers’ life expressed in sensual contemporary dance language.

The essence of Southern farmers’ life expressed in sensual contemporary dance language.

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