Phuket’s nightlife is electric, and attending a theater show is a fun option for a night out. Whether you want to immerse yourself in Thai culture and traditions, enjoy an evening of family-friendly entertainment, or be dazzled by cabaret performers, here are some of our favorite Phuket theater shows.
The Phuket Simon Cabaret is one of Thailand’s most iconic cabaret evenings. It’s a spectacular show, with transgender performers in glittering costumes, singing and dancing to pop hits. Though the show’s provocative nature is not suitable for younger children, it may be appropriate for older children and teenagers.
Another hugely popular show is Siam Niramit, a dramatic stage show telling the story of Thailand’s history, culture, and religious beliefs. With state-of-the-art light and sound effects, dazzling costumes, and a cast of more than 100 performers, this kid-friendly show is performed in three acts, totaling 80 minutes. For the full experience, upgrade to enjoy a traditional Thai buffet dinner, where you can sample dishes like spicy papaya salad and Thai green curry.
Another family-friendly option, Phuket FantaSea, is part of a larger heritage theme park, complete with carnival games and a shopping village. The star attraction is the evening show, performed in the Palace of the Elephants and including a preshow buffet dinner. The Vegas-style extravaganza entitled “Fantasy of a Kingdom” displays Thailand’s cultural heritage through ballet, acrobatics, magical illusions, and pyrotechnics.