The Ho Chi Minh City Grand Theatre is a theatre located in the first county in the center of Ho Chi Minh City. The theatre was built by the French and started in 1898 and was completed in 1900. The architecture of Ho Chi Minh City Grand Theatre is influenced by the magnificent architectural style of the Third Republic of France. During the Vietnam War, this theatre was the House of Commons of the Republic of Vietnam. In 1975, the Communist Army of North Vietnam occupied Saigon (the old name of Ho Chi Minh City) and unified the north and south of Vietnam. The building restored the function of literary and artistic facilities.