Siem Reap, Cambodia
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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.
  • Phare show admission ticket in Siem Reap
  • See circus arts that use dance, music and movement to tell Cambodian folk tales 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

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.
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.


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.

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.

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.


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Aug 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed the telling of Cambodia's history through song, dance and feats of strength! The show is a visual sensation and the story will have you teetering on the edge of your seat.

, Apr 2018

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

, Mar 2018

This tour was amazing!

, Mar 2018

A wonderful experience to see these talented, enthusiastic and funny circus actors. And great to see that you are contributing to underprileged youth by attending.

, Mar 2018

This is an extremely high energy circus show performed by 7 persons, 1 woman and 6 men. Interesting story great acrobatics and very enjoyable. The circus tent is small seating approx. 300 people. Most seats are good. Side seats in the c section, the most economical are good but get there early to get them or you will be seated extreme side and not such a good seat. Music done by musicians is upbeat. The show has dancing, acrobatics and not your ordinary circus. No animals, extreme energy by 7 individuals that perform in the heat no a/c you get a hand fan to use great way to appreciate the show. You are warm but the performers are bathing in sweat. It was a great show but maybe not good for kids. When we saw it, audience was full and 95 adults. Definitely is a good choice for night of entertainment and certainly beats the ansara dancers.

, 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.

, Mar 2018

Very professional small troupe which has a noble causes behind it. The performers were very talented, enthusiastic and energetic demonstrating a set of skillls which will helps them with their new career path in life. Funny, engaging and worth the money. Highly recommended.

, Mar 2018

Wished we had bought the more expensive tickets as view in cheap seats was restricted , gave it 5 star as what we could see looked very good

, Feb 2018

I really enjoyed the show. It was a great reprsentation of the culture and the people’s beliefs. It was very entertaining to watch!

, Jan 2018

This tour was amazing!

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