Top Choice Dance in Ulu Watu & Around

Kecak Dance

Although the performance obviously caters for tourists, the gorgeous setting at Pura Luhur Ulu Watu in a small amphitheatre in a leafy part of the grounds makes it one of the more evocative on the island. The views …
Top Choice Cinema in Ubud


This organic vegetarian restuarant also screens two or three nightly movies at its surprisingly plush 150-seat cinema. The price of admission is redeemable against items from the Earth Cafe menu – so a great deal. D…
Top Choice Performing Arts in Cikini & Menteng

Taman Ismail Marzuki

Jakarta's premier cultural centre has a great selection of cinemas, theatres and exhibition spaces. Performances (such as Sundanese dance and gamelan music events) are always high quality and the complex has a coupl…
Dance in Ubud

Pura Dalem Ubud

At the west end of Jl Raya Ubud, this open-air venue has a flame-lit carved-stone backdrop and is one of the most evocative places to see a dance performance.
Stadium in South Jakarta

Gelora Bung Karno Stadium

Indonesia's largest stadium was completed in 1962. Since then it's had a few rebuildings and is presently used for football matches – especially by visiting European teams – and performances by popular groups before…
Cinema in Seminyak

Upstairs Lounge Cinema Club

State-of-the-art screenings of new, classic, art-house and unusual movies in a comfy and small cinema. Admission is free with any food purchase from the downstairs Divine Earth cafe.
Dance in Ubud

Pura Taman Saraswati

The beauty of the setting may distract you from the dancers, although at night you can’t see the lily pads and lotus flowers that are such an attraction by day.
Dance in Ubud

Padangtegal Kaja

A simple, open terrace in a convenient location. In many ways this location hints at what dance performances have looked like in Ubud for generations.
Puppet Theatre in Ubud

Pondok Bamboo Music Shop

Short-attention-span-friendly shadow-puppet shows are performed here by noted experts.
Performing Arts in Ubud

Oka Kartini

Regular shadow-puppet shows are held at Oka Kartini, which also has an art gallery.