HCMC to build $60M circus performance center
🏬 Construction has started for the Phu Tho circus and multi-purpose performance project in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 11, with an investment of VND1.4 trillion ($59.6 million).
🎪 It is the largest budget ever for a circus and multi-purpose performance center in the country. Construction started on Tuesday.
📌 Located next to Phu Tho Gymnasium, the center will consist of two underground floors with a ground area of over 10,000 square meters and 12 floors, which a height of up to 57 m.
The main auditorium will have 2,000 seats, including a portable round and rectangular stage, creating a multi-purpose area for different programs. The stage is designed to suit many art forms like classical performances, animal circuses and figure skating. There is also a portable stage in the back for transitions.
💯 Nguyen Van Truong, deputy director of HCMC Project Management of Civil and Industrial Construction, said the center was designed to be used for 100 years. It will be a place to perform, an art training center and a location to organize cultural and sports events. It is expected to be completed in April 2025.