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Sala Chalermkrung Royal Theatre

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Five stars because

all genuine traditional Thai art performances deserve support and encouragement, and I love both... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
Aethelred
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
Amazing! Advice re: seating

As most have said, this is well worth your time and money! We thought the movie parts of the show... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
DCtoEverywhere
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 29 September 2018

all genuine traditional Thai art performances deserve support and encouragement, and I love both the Ramakien and Khon. However, a more objective assessment of this specific performance would rather yield four stars, because this was a bit amateurish, or at least Morlam style; it was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Aethelred
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

A Thai friend recommended this production as being more culturally relevant than Siam Niarit which I had already seen. The reviews on Trip Advisor were very good and I was looking forward to the production. Tickets for Thursday- Sunday are 800, 1000, or1200 baht. There...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

As most have said, this is well worth your time and money! We thought the movie parts of the show added to it. Advice about seating: don’t sit too close. Because the English is projected above the curtain and the musicians sit on the floor...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

Probably one of the highlights of our trip to Thailand and not to be missed. Ignore the commercial dinner shows and see the real thing. Local true Thai band, the dance was explained in English with a scoll across the top of the stage. the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Royal theatre built in the thirties. Every Tuesday and Friday, show of thai theater with magnificent costumes and scenery. Places range from 800 to 1200 bath. Really a beautiful show not to miss.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

I was travelling through SE Asia on my own, and decided to book tickets to this in advance as something to do in the evenings. It was quite expensive, but then theatres have high overheads to cover, so in reality there isn't much profit to...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Katie B
Reviewed 8 March 2018

We saw the Hanuman show at this theater in Feb'18. Also had a chance to interact with the performers after the show The show is a hidden gem - the costumes, acting, visuals and overall ambiance was amazing. They flashed subtitles in English throughout the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank GuruSankar
Reviewed 6 December 2017

We saw the Hanuman show at this theatre and were very pleased. The show was amazing and provided a sense of the great culture of Thailand. The costumes were amazing, as well as the actors. Well presented, entertaining, and highly recommended. I don't know why...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

I really cannot understand why this is not much popular. It is an incredible show with an incredible performance and very nice ambient. It might be a bit expensive but it is worth every Baht. There are captions in English so you can follow the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank Spookk87
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Amazing show, great acting. An incredible adventure from Ramayana brought to you by greatly skilled traditional actors. Subtitles in English are shown on a led strip above the show, so you will always understand what's going on even if you don't understand the classic Thai...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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robinepsteindesign
7 February 2016|
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Response from regleo | Reviewed this property |
Hi, if you are looking for the Khon (Thai Masked dance), it is held every Thursday/Friday at 7.30pm so there's a show on 18 Feb. thaiticketmajor sells the tickets online. Not sure about other performances (if any).
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Anna W
12 November 2015|
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Response from regleo | Reviewed this property |
Hi Anna, unfortunately the Sala Chalermkrung Royal Theatre will be closed from 11 Nov 2015 to 7 Jan 2016 according to the information on the hotels2thailand ticketing website. The show is usually on every Thursday and Friday... More
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