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 …
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…
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 …
Opera in Phnom Penh

Cambodia Living Arts Yike Class

These daily traditional-opera classes for at-risk youth are run by master theatre performer Ieng Sithul from Cambodia Living Arts, and are open to tourists.
Cinema in Phnom Penh


It shows at least two movies a day in an uber-comfortable air-conditioned screening room. You can watch both films on one ticket.
Live Music in Phnom Penh


An old-school Phnom Penh hang-out long famous for billiards and babes, Sharky’s has done a good job of redirecting its focus towards quality live music. Claims to be Indochina's longest-running rock and roll bar.
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).