Entertainment in Phnom Penh

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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 years. Each is set in the attractive grounds of the National Museum. There's an optional dinner-show combo ticket (from US$30) that includes a meal at nearby Friends.

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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 Theater each weekend. The works displayed here aim for high art and are more along the lines of what you'd find on the international festival circuit than the tourist-pleasing affairs elsewhere in town.

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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 sometimes followed by Q&As with those involved. There's also a large art gallery and on-site Art Cafe, while dance, theatre and music events round out the busy cultural calendar.

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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. Audience members are invited to try their hand at the shadow puppets after the 50-minute performance. Classes are available in the art of shadow puppetry, puppet making, classical and folk dance, and traditional Khmer musical instruments (from US$20).

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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 of old photographs and films, and attend free film screenings on Saturdays at 5pm. There are also regular lectures and photo exhibitions.

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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. Officially, it has been turned into a government conference centre, but it regularly plays host to cultural performances.

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

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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 seats and surprise effects).

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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 one ticket.

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