Indonesia entertainment

Top Choice Dance in Prambanan

Ramayana Ballet

Held at the outdoor theatre just west of the main Prambanan temple complex, the famous Ramayana Ballet is Java’s most spectacular dance-drama troupe. The story of Rama and Sita takes place three nights a week on Tue…
Top Choice Theatre in Solo

Sriwedari Theatre

The theatre in this vacant plot (formerly an amusement park now undergoing redevelopment) is the unlikely venue of one of the best shows in Java! Traditional dance performances by Solo's esteemed and long-running wa…
Top Choice Cinema in Ubud

Paradiso

Sharing a building with the vegan Earth Cafe & Market, this surprisingly plush 150-seat cinema screens two films daily. The price of admission is redeemable against items from the cafe menu – so a great deal. Mo…
Top Choice Dance in Ulu Watu

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 Dance in Ubud

Pura Dalem Ubud

This open-air venue in a temple compound has a flame-lit carved-stone backdrop and is an evocative place to see a dance performance. Different companies perform Legong (7.30pm Tuesday and Saturday), Jegog (7.30pm We…
Top Choice Performing Arts in Bandung

ASTI Bandung

In the southern part of the city about 3km from the centre, this is a school for traditional Sundanese arts – music, dancing and pencak silat (martial arts). There are frequent good performances, some of which are h…
Top Choice 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. Janger dance is performed on Sundays and Mondays, the …
Live Music in South Jakarta

Nautilus

Nautilus is a bold, classic European-versus-Asian-bling drinking lounge at the Four Seasons hotel. Upon entering, you're drawn to the striking mural of the historic Sunda Kelapa port behind the bar. There's live mus…
Cinema in South Jakarta

Kinosaurus Jakarta

Walk through the Aksara bookshop, then rub shoulders with Jakarta's artistic community at this hidden cinema, which hosts independent short and fringe films from around Indonesia and the world. Most are either in En…
Cinema in Cikini & Menteng

CGV Grand Indonesia

If you've never had a VIP cinema experience, this is the place to do it. Gold class has a premium lounge, La-Z-Boy-style chairs and waiter service (you can buy drinks and snacks from your chair), while velvet class …