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Mintha Theater

58th Street | Between 29th and 30th, Mandalay, Myanmar
+95 9 45897 4512
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Traditional Burmese dances and orchestra

Charming performance of very competent dance students accompanied by a traditional orchestra... read more

Reviewed April 6, 2018
Ariane N
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Brussels, Belgium
Good relax by watching genuine performance

This theater is one of best showing culture. The difference of other ones is performance of... read more

Reviewed April 3, 2018
MIB Tour Compan... M
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Mandalay Region, Myanmar
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THE INWA SCHOOL IS ON ACADEMIC RECESS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE MYANMAR SCHOOL CALENDAR. THE MINTHA THEATER WILL REOPEN WITH BOTH NEW AND RETURNING STUDENTS ON SEPTEMBER 15, 2018. Please ‘like’ us on Facebook. We also try to respond to questions in a timely manner. The Inwa School and the Mintha Theater present nightly performances at 8:30 PM. It was established in June 2016 by a group of local Mandalay artists who were alarmed by the sudden erosion of the quality of Myanmar performance. It offers a meeting place for the master teachers of the country to pass along their skills to a select set of young people who want to learn the art form at its highest standards. We provide a two year arts-intensive program supplemented by academic and vocational skills. Students are mostly recruited from the countryside and under full scholarship room and board, with no cost to the student countryside and under full scholarship room and board, with no cost to the student.
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58th Street | Between 29th and 30th, Mandalay, Myanmar
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Charming performance of very competent dance students accompanied by a traditional orchestra. Beautiful and authentic costumes. We enjoyed our evening and we wish them a lot of success to attract more people !More

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tombonyc, Marketing Director at Mintha Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you so much for your review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience at the Mintha Theater. As far as attracting visitors, your review is certainly helpful. If you find yourself in Mandalay again, please consider another visit as our performances vary over...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

This theater is one of best showing culture. The difference of other ones is performance of dancers. They are wearing authentic myanamr people dresses. Very lovely and valuable time. Various ages of dancers are entertaining with good songs. The price is worthy to watch it....More

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tombonyc, Marketing Director at Mintha Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review. Right now we are on break for Thingyan and summer holidays. Our new students will join our returning students when classes resume in June. Our theater will reopen for operation in September. We appreciate your support and encouragement. Please...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Eight enthusiastic performing arts students, supported by their tutor plus a five piece orchestra provided a varied and energetic performance for just over an hour that was well worth a visit. The school depends on donations to keep going and it was sad that there...More

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tombonyc, Marketing Director at Mintha Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2018

Thank you so much for supporting our school and encouraging others to do the same. The theater will be closing soon corresponding with the Myanmar academic year, so we are happy that you were able to see a performance during our last week. Some of...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

We had a lovely evening in this small theatre. The dancers are very skillful and playful, also the young musicians were impressive. The school wants to keep a piece of the burmese traditions, which is a good cause to support. It was also very personal...More

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tombonyc, Marketing Director at Mintha Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Thank you so much for supporting our program, and thank you for taking the time to prepare such a lovely review. We are winding down our second year of arts and academic instruction, and our theater really is our laboratory. Some of our older students...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

My friend and I had read some very good reviews about the theater so we decided to go and see the show. When arriving at the place we got to see this cute half outside kind of stage that they had there. We got nice...More

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tombonyc, Marketing Director at Mintha Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review us. First of all, everyone associated with our school would like to apologize for any lack of seriousness that took place on the evening you attended. We want our students to enjoy their craft, but that should...More

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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Mintha Theater is a wonderfully traditional local theater. The young performers are from the local area; the proceeds all go to supporting these talented students. The theater aims to keep alive traditional Burnese art & music. I was warmly welcomed by the manager who talked...More

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tombonyc, Marketing Director at Mintha Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Thank you for your lovely review, and additional thanks for encouraging others to visit. We do need support from visitors to supplement local and international support, so every kyat helps. Our manager is a pretty admirable guy! So are all of our master teachers and...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

We visited this as part of a 3 week your of Myanmar. The theatre is run by a school for traditional Myanmar dance and music and all the performers are students at the school. The school is run as a charitable project, funded from the...More

Thank Jacky A
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tombonyc, Marketing Director at Mintha Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thank you for your review of our theater. We are so happy that you included it as part of your visit, and grateful that you encourage others to come for a performance.

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

Great to see local youth being supported on their way to becoming professional dancers. Very entertaining show and dances! Compliments to the teacher, organizers and of course dancers! Highly recommended!More

Thank Marc M
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tombonyc, Marketing Director at Mintha Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

We are so happy that you enjoyed the program. This time of year your fellow local audience members were probably dressed for arctic weather!!! To you and to others: thank you for your encouragement and support. We do pass all of this along to students,...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

After reading the review, we were so fascinated to see the traditional dances of Burma. The price is 14000Kyats but it's very cheap compare with the great time we had. In 1 hour, you can see 11-12 different folk dance (if I remembered correctly) performed...More

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tombonyc, Marketing Director at Mintha Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Many thanks for your generous review. In the end, our students and their instructors are the ambassadors for the traditional arts which they perform each evening during the academic year. They deserve all the recognition. In a few years they will all be performing around...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Great show, very slick and professional. The accompanying Gamelan like ensemble was very tight. I liked the fact that all the dances were quite concise in length. There was no overkill here. An hour show is about the right length to keep interest. Only comment...More

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tombonyc, Marketing Director at Mintha Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Love the review. We are aware of the rise and fall in the ‘strength’ of the dances. This is not intentional choreographing, rather a practical necessity due to costume changing, and the desire to have first and second year students participating equally. It will become...More

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