HCMC – The HCMC Department of Culture and Sports has started work on a long-planned circus and performing arts center in District 11.
The Phu Tho circus and performing arts center is scheduled to be put into service on April 30, 2025, with a service life of 100 years.
This will be a venue for circus and puppetry performances, preservation and development, and for circus training and other purposes, according to the HCMC Department of Culture and Sports.
The 2,000-seat center was approved by the city government in late October 2019, with a total floor area of 10,000 square meters and a total cost of nearly VND1.4 trillion provided by the city’s 2021-2025 medium public investment fund.
The 12-story building will have a wide range of facilities such as an auditorium, training zones for circus animals and restaurants, among others.