Top ChoiceCircus in Battambang

Phare Ponleu Selpak

Battambang's signature attraction is the internationally acclaimed circus (cirque nouveau) of this multi-arts centre for Cambodian children. Although it also runs shows in Siem Reap, it's worth timing your visit...

Top ChoiceCircus in Siem Reap

Phare the Cambodian Circus

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....

Top ChoicePerforming Arts in Phnom Penh

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 years. Each is set in the attractive grounds of the...

Top ChoiceArts Centre in Phnom Penh

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 sometimes followed by Q&As with those involved. There's...

Dance in Phnom Penh

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 Theater each weekend. The works displayed here aim for high art...

Dance in Siem Reap

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 Devi, one of the most accomplished classical dancers in the...

Arts Centre in Kampot

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 Kampot where Paulson's wife, Kek Soon, directs an evolving...

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 every Friday and Saturday night. Audience members are invited to try their hand at the shadow...

Theatre in Siem Reap

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 civil war. Other shows include Temples Decoded (Tuesday)...

Live Performance in Siem Reap

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 dance, song and acrobatics, involving tens if not hundreds...

Live Performance in Siem Reap

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 Belgian Malinois thoroughbreds in action as they go through...

Dance in Siem Reap

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 fusion of contemporary dance and classical Apsara dance...

Cinema in Phnom Penh

Bophana Centre

Established by Cambodian-French filmmaker Rithy Panh, this is a free audiovisual resource for filmmakers and researchers. Visitors can explore its archive of old photographs and films, and attend free film...

Theatre in Phnom Penh

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. Officially, it has been turned into a government conference...

Theatre in Phnom Penh

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, Prumsodun Ok & Natyarasa, performs on Saturday and...

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.

Cinema in Phnom Penh

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 seats and surprise effects).

Cinema in Phnom Penh


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 one ticket.

Live Music in Phnom Penh


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. It claims to be Indochina's longest-running rock-and-roll bar.

Cinema in Kampot

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 lounges have cosy satellite chairs and powerful air-con.