Top Choice Circus in Siem Reap

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 subtle yet striking social message behind each production. Camb…
Top Choice Performing Arts in Phnom Penh

Traditional Dance Show

Plae Pakaa is a series of must-see performances put on by Cambodian Living Arts. There are three rotating shows, each lasting about an hour: Children of Bassac showcases traditional dance styles; Passage of Life dep…
Top Choice Cinema in Phnom Penh

Meta House

This German-run cinema screens art-house films, documentaries and shorts from Cambodia and around the world most evenings at 4pm (admission free) and 7pm (admission varies). Films are sometimes followed by Q&As …
Circus in Battambang

Phare Ponleu Selpak

Battambang's signature attraction is the internationally acclaimed circus (cirque nouveau) of Phare Ponleu Selpak, a multi-arts centre for Cambodian children. Although it also runs shows in Siem Reap, it's worth tim…
Dance in Phnom Penh

Apsara Arts Association

Alternate performances of classical dance and folk dance are held most Saturdays at 7pm (call to confirm). Visitors are also welcome from 7.30am to 10.30am and from 2pm to 5pm Monday to Saturday to watch the student…
Performing Arts in Phnom Penh

Sovanna Phum Arts Association

Regular traditional shadow-puppet performances and occasional classical dance and traditional drum shows are held here at 7.30pm every Friday and Saturday night. Audience members are invited to try their hand at the…
Arts Centre in Kampot


Owned by Julien Poulson, a founding member of the acclaimed band, Cambodian Space Project, KAMA is part boho cafe, part art space. It spins tunes from an eclectic vinyl collection, plays movies nightly and regularly…
Live Music in Phnom Penh


This grungy music bar supports regular live acts and open-mic nights, as well as doubling up as a popular clubbing venue and occasional comedy club. Look out for cheap deals, including a rather generous free beer fr…
Cinema in Phnom Penh

Bophana Centre

Established by Cambodian-French filmmaker Rithy Panh, this is an audiovisual resource for filmmakers and researchers. Visitors can explore its archive of old photographs and films and attend free film screenings on …
Dance in Siem Reap

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 be packed to the rafters with tour groups.