Whirling Dervishes Show

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What's there?

This 800 year-old ritual in the historic Hodjapasha Dance Theater will be a breathtaking experience! World famous Heaven Dirge and whirling dervishes are on the stage. At Hodjapasha Dance Theater, titular of “the best authentic local event” award, this show of dervishes will be the embodiment of reaching towards the deity with love. The ritual will be accompanied by classical orchestra and readers of Mıtrıp Heyeti (a band with traditional instruments). Access easily with the Istanbul Tourist Pass!

Discover the historic Whirling Dervishes ritual of the Mevlevi order, and enjoy the classical orchestra and Mitrip Band. Enjoy complimentary hot and cold beverage treats before the show

Admission included

Avoid paying the €22 admission fee at the Whirling Dervishes Show.

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Hours & schedule

The Whirling Dervishes Show is performed on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays at 7:00 PM. The show takes about 1 hour, with no breaks and you have to be present at 06:15 or else your reservation might be cancelled.

How to get there?

Take the T1 line to Sirkeci station. Walk upwards on Ankara Street and take the first street to the left (Hocapaşa Hamamı Sk.)

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What’s included?

One-time admission to the Whirling Dervishes Show.

What’s not included?

Pick-up to or drop-off from the hotel.


Children under the age of 7 are not allowed into the show by the venue.
Please note that an E-mail concerning the reservation will be sent to you after the purchase. Last-minute reservations are acceptable, but it’s highly recommended they be a day prior to the specified day.

People     Whirling Dervishes Show

  • "This was an amazing opportunity to learn the magnifiscent Trukish tradition of Dervish dancing. Not only the performance itself is an absolute must to see, the place itself is very interesting as it is the old times hammam building, and has lots of information about the cultural aspects of Turkey "

    Anna L
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  • "It was one of the best experiences in Istanbul. Everyone has to see the dervishes dancing. Mysterious music in the background and rich poems singing by great voices.
    It’s totally worth. ?>"

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