Unique Non La Theater slated to open July in Bac Lieu
Update: May 07, 2014
A unique Non La (conical hat) Theater, also known as Cao Van Lau Theater, will be debuted in July in the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu.

The construction was introduced on the occasion of the first traditional Don ca tai tu (traditional music of southern Viet Nam) festival. It is located in Hung Vuong Square of Bac Lieu City and is considered the most modern theater in the Mekong Delta.

The theater named after Cao Van Lau, the father of the most popular Don ca tai tu song called Da co hoai lang, has the shape of three conical hats that symbolize the culture of southern Viet Nam.

It was broken ground last December with steel and composite used as main materials. It is located next to a lake covering an area of 1,800 square meters. There are three areas of A, B and C. Hall A has a capacity of 850 seats for traditional art performances.

Hall B is a convention center and Hall C is for exhibition. The highest conical hat is 24.25m and the largest diameter is 45.15m.