Sufi Dance Show in Istanbul

Hodjapasha Whirling Dervish

If you are interested in a mystic performance, Sufi Dance gives you an idea about dervishes. Hodjapash Cultural Center is the best place where you can watch dervish dance. This performance is also known, Sema Show. While you are in Istanbul and just make yourself one hour free for an amazing show. We are glad to arrange your Sema ticket and you can book it online.

Duration: 1 Hour
Tour Type: Regular
Departure Days: Everyday
Start: 19:00
End: 20:00


Dervish Dance starts at 19:00 in Hodjapasha Cultural Center where is located in the old city. Make your own way to the here and be ready at 18:30. The place was a 15th century Turkish Bath and converted into Cultural Center. Upon arrival there you will be welcomed under the huge dome and traditional drinks will be served then Sema Show starts. This show is very unique ritual and it has 800 years of history. Founder of Sufism idea is Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi who was looking for the spiritual ascent to “perfection” through mind and love. It is a really unmissable experience of music and moves. It is in The UNESCO’s Intangible WORLD HERITAGE LIST since 2005.


  • Whirling Dervish Performing
  • Sufi Music
  • Traditional Soft Drink
  • Local Taxes
  • Service Charge
  • Personal Expenses
  • Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off


Ask for your Free Multi-Language Booklet.
Under 7 years old children are not allowed.
Taking photos or videos is not allowed.
Please be ready at the show saloon 30 minutes before the show’s start time.
Our theater is not suitable for wheelchairs.

Important Notice:
Latecomers are allowed to enter the Sema session first 5 minutes for the sake of a peaceful ceremony. Booking of visitors who come later than 10 minutes is regarded as a No-Show and the ticket price will not be refunded.


  1. Zoya

    I went to this show not knowing what to expect. That was fantastic. Great value for money for me and an excellent way to spend just over an hour in Istanbul. Wow! they are extremely talented dancers. Do yourself a favor and go and experience this Sufi show.

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