Phare: The Cambodian Circus Show in Siem Reap

Cambodia Circus Show

Be mesmerized by the captivating choreography and hypnotic color of a Phare performance in Siem Reap. Feast your senses on a 90-minute spectacle that blends riveting theater with folk music and distinctly Cambodian stories. Commend the determination of the young circus artists, many of who are from challenging social and economic backgrounds, as they hypnotize the audience with their energy and emotion. Gain insight into the charity Phare Ponleu Selpak and discover the work the organization does to help vulnerable children and adults in Cambodian society.

See circus arts that use dance, music and movement to tell Cambodian folktales and modern stories Be wowed by the talents of this young theatre troupe Discover the great work of Phare Ponleu Selpak in changing young lives through education, social support and art.

Select open seating or upgrade for preferred seating including a beverage and gift. ( Tickets A Only – View Tab “More Info.”)

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

The preferred seating upgrade is definitely worth it. Getting face to face with the performers made the whole show so much more intense.



***** tlm440390, Apr 2018
This was a fabulous performance. The content was modern and the skills of these artists were
brilliant. The show was well choreographed and you get to meet the artists at the end.  

***** John D, Mar 2018
Excellent. Theatre. Physical Comedy. Dance. Contortion. Great fun show for the whole family. Photo opportunities with the cast at the end of the performance. Highly Recommended.


Day 1
What to Expect in SHow

Make your own way to the impressive theatre in the historical heart in Siem Reap and take your seat in the position selected at the time of booking. Hear an expectant hush descend over the audience as the curtains part to reveal a talented troupe of acrobats and dancers; marvel at the sleek agility of the performers, all of who derive from unimaginably difficult situations, and feel the melodic pulsations of the music as the show launches into life. Watch a spectacle that depicts Cambodian culture, history and belief unravel before your eyes and enjoy a compelling combination of acrobatics, juggling, aerial arts, contortion and dance. Opt to sit in standard seats or select an upgrade to enjoy a prime position in the front center rows. Also receive a complimentary beverage and gift if the upgrade is selected. Itinerary Sokrias (Eclipse) Steeped in Cambodian culture and popular beliefs, Eclipse is a tale of discrimination. A young man, who suffers from rejection because of his difference, prays for divine intervention. The gods transform him into a very attractive woman who suddenly receives a lot of positive attention until a mysterious plague begins to consume all the villagers. Khmer Metal An edgy, progressive and modern tale about urban life. In a funky Phnom Penh rock bar, the well-connected owner, small dealer and occasional fraudster, is used to getting into trouble with his ‘brother,’ the nominal bar security guard. Don’t be surprised to feel reverberations in your chest as Phare musicians pound on drums. Sokha The story of the eponymous war child who is haunted by visions of the Cambodian Civil War and the destruction after the Khmer Rouge regime.This is the story of Sokha’s journey where memories take on a surreal twist into myths and facts. The performance uses different art forms such as circus, visual art, traditional Khmer music and dance. Preu (Chills) A bold performance that taps into the fears and anxieties of human beings. The show focuses on supernatural events in a classroom, where students face their fears in order to overcome them. Putho The show title translates to ‘Oh My God!’ in Khmer, and this allegory highlights the relationship between boys and girls in Cambodia today. Acrobatic, juggling, balancing, tightrope walking and contortion techniques are accompanied by exquisite live music using both traditional and modern instruments. Its extravagant characters offer an artistic vision of their society’s evolution through an explosion of virtuosity and humor. Same Same but Different Through a series of everyday situations, “Same Same But Different” explores the different habits and ways of living between Cambodians and foreign visitors. A sudden downpour, an unexpected power outage, a hectic boat trip and a relaxing dinner all provide the backdrops for funny encounters and opposing perspectives. But in every situation they find understanding and connect at a human level.


  • Admission ticket
  • Refillable sports water bottle with cold water (Section A only)


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

More Info.

Departure & Return

Departure Point No. 1855, located at Svay Dangkom Village, Sangkat Svay Dangkom, Siem Reap, Kingdom of Cambodia * The location is at the intersection of the Ring Road and Sok San Road behind Happy Ranch Horse Farm. * Departs Daily Departure Time Nightly shows at 8:00 pm. Additional 5 pm showtime for Monday, Thursday, Saturday is available to book during the dates of November 1, 2018 – February 28, 2019. * – Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays November 2018 through February 2019 * – Every night, 17 December 2018 through 05 January 2019 * – Every night, 02 through 09 February 2019 Seating begins 20 minutes prior to showtime, last entry is 5 minutes after the show begins.

Operator Info.

Confirmation will be received at time of booking Seating begins at 20 minutes prior to scheduled showtime. Last entry is 5 minutes past showtime Tickets are non-refundable. Ticket office may be able to accommodate rescheduling if requested at least 24 hours prior to booked showtime

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties NO Refunds

Seating Arrangements

Section C – US$20/person – Side Seating Open seating along both sides of the stage for the 8 pm show. View for some seats may be partially obstructed due to tent supports. * *

* Section A – Front Center – US$40/person
Reserved seating in front 3 center rows including beverage and gift for the 8pm show Only. * *

* Section B – Middle Rows – US$30/person
Reserved seating for rear 3 center rows

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Phare: The Cambodian Circus Show in Siem Reap

Trip Facts

  • Shows Daily at 8pm and 5pm
  • Max. 9 persons
  • Cambodia Circus Show
  • Aprox 2 hours
  • refer MORE INFO. Tab

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