Must see entertainment in Cambodia

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    Phare the Cambodian Circus

    Cambodia's answer to Cirque du Soleil, Phare the Cambodian Circus is so much more than a conventional circus, with an emphasis on performance art and a…

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    Phare Ponleu Selpak

    Battambang's signature attraction is the internationally acclaimed circus (cirque nouveau) of this multi-arts centre for Cambodian children. Although it…

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    Traditional Dance Show

    For this must-see performance, put on daily by Cambodian Living Arts, artists come from CLA's incubator program and work on specific shows for up to two…

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    Meta House

    This German-run cultural centre screens art-house films, documentaries and shorts from Cambodia and around the world at its rooftop cinema. Films are…

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    Prumsodun Ok & Natyarasa

    Cambodia's first gay dance company infuses Khmer classics with a contemporary (and LGBTQ+) spirit at its evocative performances in the Counterspace…

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    Sacred Dancers of Angkor

    There are countless apsara dance shows around Siem Reap, but only the Sacred Dancers of Angkor can claim royal patronage from HRH Princess Norodom Bopha…

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    KAMA Fish Island Arts Centre

    Founded by Julien Poulson of legendary band Cambodian Space Project, this social enterprise has moved into a large new creative space on the outskirts of…

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    Sovanna Phum Arts Association

    Regular traditional shadow-puppet performances and occasional classical dance and traditional drum shows are held here every Friday and Saturday night…

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    Bambu Stage

    Bambu Stage offers an eclectic variety of traditional entertainment, including a nightly shadow puppet show that weaves a historical tale of the Cambodian…

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    Angkor Dynasty

    Move over Macau (and Las Vegas): the Angkor Dynasty show has come to town. This is an epic multimedia performance that tells the story of Angkor through…

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    NPA Explosive Detection Dogs

    Norwegian People's Aid (NPA) has been training sniffer dogs to assist in landmine clearance in Cambodia and not had a single casualty to date. See these…

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    New Cambodian Artists

    This small contemporary-dance theatre is set in a black box on the east side of the river and has been making a name for itself thanks to the innovative…

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    Bophana Centre

    Established by Cambodian-French filmmaker Rithy Panh, this is a free audiovisual resource for filmmakers and researchers. Visitors can explore its archive…

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    Chatomuk Theatre

    Check the flyer out front for information on performances at the landmark Chatomuk Theatre, located in the heart of Phnom Penh's popular riverfront…

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    Counterspace Theater

    This black box theatre, opened in 2018, runs a regular program of dance, performance, music, poetry, film screenings, talks and more. The resident company…

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    Apsara Theatre

    The setting for this Cambodian classical-dance show is a striking wooden pavilion finished in the style of a wat. The price includes dinner. It tends to…

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    Major Cineplex

    The smartest cinema in town, with seven screens, including a business-class-like VIP screen and a 4DX screen for interactive viewing (complete with moving…

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    Flicks

    Flicks shows at least three movies a day (more on weekends) in an uber-comfortable, air-conditioned screening room. As a bonus, you can watch all films on…

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    Sharky's

    An old-school Phnom Penh hangout, long famous for billiards and babes, Sharky’s has done a good job of redirecting its focus towards quality live music…

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    Top Cat Cinema

    Film showings are by appointment on an 8m high-definition screen (for groups of at least six) or on large flat-screen TVs (for smaller groups). Movie…