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Istanbul Whirling Dervish Show at Hodjapasha Cultural Centre

Rated 4.3 out of 5.0 from 38 reviews.
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Sneak a peek into the vast Turkish history and culture and celebrate 800 years of Sufi tradition at the invigorating Whirling Dervish Show! Book your Istanbul Whirling Dervish show tickets now to avoid missing out on the best of Istanbul!


  • All culture vultures must catch a Whirling Dervish show when in Istanbul.

  • Set out on a spiritual journey as you experience a deep-rooted Sufi tradition.

  • Observe the Mevlevi Sema Ceremony that symbolizes stages on the path to spiritualism.

  • Don’t miss out on the UNESCO Heritage of Humanity, the Mevlevi order.


  • 1-hour Whirling Dervish Show

  • Coffee and/or Tea

  • Entry to Whirling Dervishes Show at HodjaPasha (optional)

  • Performance at HodjaPasha Culture Center

  • Turkish bath (optional)

  • Program booklet (optional)

cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Don’t miss out on the Whirling Dervish Show when in Instanbul, for it is one of the most popular events in the city! This 800-year-old mystical dance show is deep-rooted in tradition and takes you on a spiritual journey with its transcendental performance put on by “Sufi Dervishes” (the performers). Watch the mystical ritual of the Mevlevi order, an act declared a UNESCO Heritage of Humanity many moons ago. Now enjoy the distinctive music and moves that symbolizes man’s spiritual ascent to perfection with the aid of love, only with Istanbul Whirling Dervish show tickets!

Important Information

  • Please arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled time of your show to avoid further delays.

  • The experience is restricted for guests agef 7 and under.

  • Photography is not allowed.

  • The theater is not wheelchair accessible.


  • Daily: 6:30pm.

  • Introduction Video: 5 mins

  • Sufi Music Concert: 10 mins

  • Whirling Dervishes Ceremony (SEMA): 45 mins

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the event location.

  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification.

  • Kindly ensure that you arrive 30 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Ticket Redemption Point

  • The event location is HODJAPASHA, nearby Sirkeci Marmaray Station.

  • Address: Ankara Caddesi, Hocapaşa Hamamı Sokak No:3/B, Sirkeci/İstanbul.

Get Directions to the Redemption Point

Getting There

  • Closest tram stop is Sirkeci, a 4 -minute walk to the event location.

  • Tram #T1 will get you here.


This ticket is valid for the time and date selected during checkout.

ratings & reviews

38 Ratings
Taher Kebab


Jul, 2023
The event is really cool, I liked that there were a projector during the event where it explains the event while it is happening. The best is to come 45 minutes earlier and read the posters on the wall there so you can have more deep understanding about the event.


Jun, 2023
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Margot Skinner


May, 2023
Fantastic experience and educational information at cultural centre about the background associated with this religious enactment
Shahid Farzana Lambat


Sep, 2022
We were supposed to meet at a meeting point 15 minutes before the event taking place at Hodjapasha centre. We arrived at the meeting point. But we were not taken to Hodjapasha at 7 pm. The show took place at the meeting point instead. Half an hour was just music and the other half the whirling devrishes. At most we must have just seen 20 minutes of the whirling devrishes dance out of 60 minutes. Most disappointed with this especially as we had paid to see the whole hour and at the correct venue not where it took place. A big disappointment to say the least. Mrs S Lambat
Naomi Meyerson


Sep, 2023
It is an authentic Turkish experience, glad I came
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