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Phare: The Cambodian Circus Show in Siem Reap

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  • 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
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Phare: The Cambodian Circus Show in Siem Reap
From US$ 18.00
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Open seating (C) - 8:00pmMost Popular
Open seating along both sides of the stage for the 8pm show. Click "View additional info" on the brochure page for seating info. View for some seats may be partially obstructed due to tent supports.
From US$ 18.00
Preferred seating (A) - 8:00pm
Reserved seating in front 3 center rows including beverage and gift for the 8pm show. Please see seating chart by clicking "View additional info" on the brochure page.
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Preferred open (B) - 8:00pm
Open seating in rear 3 center rows. Please see seating chart by clicking "View additional info" on the brochure page.
From US$ 28.00
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Overview
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.
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; 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.
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Reviews (133)
1 - 5 of 36 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
Very very interesting, cool and funny!!!

The show was very interesting!! It is a must watch!! It is in a small tent so the performers are up-close and you can see the performance very well. Sometimes they will make jokes, making the show even better! The show is really good and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kelly W
Reviewed 1 week ago
An Amazing Performance

What a performance. We sat in the 2nd row (B) and had a very clear view of the show. We loved the circus offering acrobatics and funny stories accompanying their antics. Excellent initiative, providing street children with an education and vocation, and the performers were...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank PremilaP5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Perfect plan for an evening in Siem Reap!

The lead of the tour i was attending recommemded us to attend this show and we did not regret it. Very simple circus but with SO TALENTED performers...they have nothing to envy to the famous Cirque du Soleil. In addition, by attending this show you...More

1  Thank MartaL125
Reviewed 29 October 2018
Vibrant & energetic show

What a bunch of nice & energetic performers!! They entertained and made us smile all through the show. Well done!!!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Lafinia
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile
Wowww, what an exhilarating performance

Full of energy and beautifully executed. No fancy props or glitters, it was all muscles, courage and dedications... I would go see them again ! Great live Khmer music, xylophone and all the home made music instruments. Very impressive. Well done !

1  Thank Jenny N
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