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Phare: The Cambodian Circus Show in Siem Reap provided by Phare, The Cambodian Circus

Phare: The Cambodian Circus Show in Siem Reap

Phare: The Cambodian Circus Show in Siem Reap
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Immerse yourself in Cambodian folktales and history while watching talented young acrobats and aerialists perform live feats before your eyes by booking yourself a ticket to Phare, a circus arts performance staged right in Siem Reap. There are six acts in total, depicting everything from traditional elements of Cambodian society to interactions between locals and tourists.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Learn about Cambodian life in an entertaining way
  • Watch theatrical and acrobatic performances from a young troupe
  • Choose from preferred seating or general admission tickets
  • Premium seating comes with free sports bottles for water
What to expect
  • 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 of Phare Ponleu Selpak (PPS); 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. PPS—founded by eight young Cambodians who were once refugees—was created to preserve the culture and art of the Khmer people. The program serves to help reintegrate these children into society through theater and circus arts and provides social and educational programs. Watch a spectacle unravel before your eyes and enjoy a compelling combination of acrobatics, juggling, aerial arts, contortion, and dance.  Watch six different acts—Sokrias (Eclipse), Khmer Metal, Sokha, Preu (Chills), Putho, and Same Same but Different—for a greater understanding of Cambodian culture, history, and beliefs. Opt to sit in standard seats or select an upgrade to enjoy a prime position in the front center rows. You also receive a complimentary beverage and gift if the upgrade is selected.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Learn about Cambodian life in an entertaining way
  • Watch theatrical and acrobatic performances from a young troupe
  • Choose from preferred seating or general admission tickets
  • Premium seating comes with free sports bottles for water
What to expect
  • 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 of Phare Ponleu Selpak (PPS); 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. PPS—founded by eight young Cambodians who were once refugees—was created to preserve the culture and art of the Khmer people. The program serves to help reintegrate these children into society through theater and circus arts and provides social and educational programs. Watch a spectacle unravel before your eyes and enjoy a compelling combination of acrobatics, juggling, aerial arts, contortion, and dance.  Watch six different acts—Sokrias (Eclipse), Khmer Metal, Sokha, Preu (Chills), Putho, and Same Same but Different—for a greater understanding of Cambodian culture, history, and beliefs. Opt to sit in standard seats or select an upgrade to enjoy a prime position in the front center rows. You also receive a complimentary beverage and gift if the upgrade is selected.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6719REPPHARE
Call 000-0800-100-6999
Important information
Inclusions
  • Siem Reap's most original, authentic live performance.
  • Entry/Admission - Phare, The Cambodian Circus
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drink available for purchase during free pre-show entertainment
Duration
1h
Additional information
  • 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers who require wheelchairs are to inform us in advance for prior arrangements.
  • Most travellers can participate
Inclusions
  • Siem Reap's most original, authentic live performance.
  • Entry/Admission - Phare, The Cambodian Circus
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drink available for purchase during free pre-show entertainment
Duration
1h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers who require wheelchairs are to inform us in advance for prior arrangements.
  • Most travellers can participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Popular mentions

5.0
773 reviews
Excellent
685
Very good
68
Average
11
Poor
7
Terrible
2

Lori H
2 contributions
Fabulous
Feb 2021
I have had the pleasure of going too many Phare performances over the years. The performers never fail to bring a smile to my face as well as take my breath away. Brilliant that they are still performing at weekends despite the fact that there are no tourists in Siem Reap.

Get there early to enjoy the food available at food stalls

Phare is truly a 'Must do'
Written 24 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

biotifood
Hameenlinna, Finland242 contributions
Unique, a must!
Mar 2020
Just a must. Wow. Unique in Cambodia.
Fantastic show, and all for a good cause, supporting Khmer artists. The energy and the passion are so vibrant that you share it from the start. So professional but still all smiles at the end for selfies.
We loved everything, the performance, the music, the smiles...and the cocktails in the lovely café outside (we could even bring them with us inside the big top).
Been to several shows and will go again ASAP.
They are worth supporting!
Written 13 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gemma M
Windhoek, Windhoek, Namibia115 contributions
Fabulous night out!
Feb 2021
Fabulous show from Phare. Great acrobatics, love the humor in the show and how much the performers enjoy performing. It's always a magical night out, can't recommend enough! And great covid regulations in place.
Written 13 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Adam Abraham
Phnom Penh, Cambodia10 contributions
what a night!
Feb 2021
woohooo!! what a night!what a buzz! what an experience!
we spent an amazing night of art, music, fire, acrobatics and infinite talent this was!
phare is like a smaller local cirque de soleil, the artists are amazing, the coreography also, dont miss this incredible show, make sure you book the best seats...only available on weekends
Written 11 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ZeroWasteTraveler
4 contributions
"Amazing" is a small word for the experience
Oct 2019
Before I share my reviews, 2 lines on how Phare describe themselves:
Phare performers use theater, music, dance and modern circus arts to tell uniquely Cambodian stories; historical, folk and modern. It’s a social enterprise supporting a non-profit school.

What an amazing show. Have never ever seen such acrobatics - never on TV as well! These performers are simply out of this planet. I was clapping non-stop & this is when I was on the cheapest category seating. Do NOT MISS it while in Siem Reap. Note: Please buy ticket in advance!
Written 13 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tong Chhy
Phnom Penh, Cambodia3 contributions
Amazing show in Siem Reap
Aug 2020 • Family
Very excited show in Siem Reap town that we should to see an get good trip memories... They fully trained with good experience and motivation
Written 18 August 2020
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Daniel S
Wuhan, China15 contributions
Phare Circus Rising AMAZING
Aug 2020
What a wonderful and welcoming event! Phare is back and with proper Covid controls, it makes for a very enjoyable evening. They are performing rotating shows every Friday and Saturday (and I think longer over Khmer New Year this weekend) at 8pm. Arrive early and enjoy the outdoor food fair they have, offering some very good Cambodian treats. I very much enjoyed the pulled pork bun, some fried noodles and grilled sausage. The pre-show included juggling, fire dancers and interaction with artists from the show.

The show I watched was Phare Circus Rising and very much enjoyed the performances, atmosphere, music and athletic artists performing their hearts out!

You cannot and will not find better entertainment in Cambodia. Make it a point to go!!
Written 11 August 2020
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Jonny S
3 contributions
Worth it
Jul 2020 • Solo
Maybe even better than the temples?? Seriously, these guys are superhuman. Worth the $$$ even on the lowest budget.
Written 1 August 2020
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Wendy M
Sevenoaks209 contributions
Good fun and you are supporting a charity too!
Feb 2020
There are lots of reviews saying what good fun this show is and describing it very well. I second what they are saying and say we also enjoyed the show immensely and had very good night out.

I just want to add that it is also a charity that helps educate young Cambodians - as has been mentioned elsewhere- and so well worth supporting.
Written 30 June 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

skyisblu
Montreal, Canada2,538 contributions
Siem Reap's answer to Cirque du Soleil
Jan 2020
We decided to spend one of our nights in Siem Reap at the circus. Phare, the Cambodian Circus is a small production, but at the same time, Cambodia's answer to Cirque du Soleil. The show follows a story line, with all of the acts interwoven into this story, and the performers are all multi-disciplinary and extremely good. Even better, these performers are part of an arts program started in Siem Reap to gets kids off the street and back into school. It offers courses in visual and performance art, music and dance, and the circus, of course, and it currently has 1200 kids under its care. The program has produced 150 professional performers who are now able to make money to provide a good life for their families. It's a great cause, and even better because the show is so fantastic. I wouldn't be surprised if we don't see some of these kids in a Cirque show at some point.

Make sure to arrive early to take full advantage of the great gift shop on site, too. Full of amazing and original products crafted in Cambodia, it's the perfect place to buy unique gifts and support local organizations who in turn support the local population. Plus, the items are super cool, and you won't find nicer things in the night markets, I can assure you of that!
Written 2 June 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Phare, The Cambodian Circus
Jamtraveltips
Jamtraveltips
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Fun Night
This is a non-governmental organization that was opened in 2013 by Cambodian refugees who had returned home from re
narung786
narung786
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Thank you Phare
We were invited for the show at Phare thankfully with "invite a family" fundraising. I didnt know anything about Ph
samnangK67
samnangK67
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Me and my kids loved it
We visited Phare Circus last Saturday with my kids. The show was amazing, particularly entertaining for kids. We lo
tatchaiya
tatchaiya
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All my family loved it
We went to Phare thanks to their invite a family fundraising, they invited all our families at Mulberry Boutique Ho
JoelK382
JoelK382
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Circus... Fun... Circus... Fun
This performance included songs, dance, acrobatics and theater. This was a fun performance. The other great thing i
suegreenhow2017
suegreenhow2017
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Great evening's entertainment
The show combines acrobatics, juggling and more to create an enjoyable show performed in a tent. You can book seat
E1815YYkimt
E1815YYkimt
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Great
This place is great. It is funny and if you are looking for a place to spend the evening go here . You only need to
bob2bkk
bob2bkk
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Great tlented young people.
The young people performing here are so full of energy and intensity and passion in all the of their performance.
HotelLover2009
HotelLover2009
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Amazing
The highlight of our 6-week trip for our children. They were reluctant at visiting a "circus" but left uplifted and
W2954QJsuew
W2954QJsuew
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Witty and talented cast!
I really enjoyed this Circus as it was a very fresh idea with a story running throughout and very witty. The cast w
Nicky E
Nicky E
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Brilliant night
Went to the Phare Cambodian Circus in March 2020. Its a little way outside town - take a tuk tuk. We didnt really
Siobhan2010
Siobhan2010
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Wonderful entertainment .
8 of our tour group had a wonderful last night in Siem Reap at Phare circus. Fantastic group of young people that a
X978XDgeorges
X978XDgeorges
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Well worth a visit
Show lasts about an hour , lots of tricks, acrobatics and humour, make sure you book otherwise you will be disapp
rggibbo
rggibbo
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Well worth seeing
Great show worth seeing and all in a good cause. Don’t need to pay for the dearest seats as all seats appear to hav
539lewisn
539lewisn
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Amazing fun show
We watched the “Khmer Metal” performance. It was amazing; contortionists, aerobatics and other thrilling stunts, al
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