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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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Tour snapshot
Learn about Cambodian life in an entertaining way
Duration:
1h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
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
  • 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
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
  • 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
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6719REPPHARE
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
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • 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
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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5.0
810 reviews
Excellent
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Terrible
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Pietro M
Phnom Penh, Cambodia73 contributions
After a long day in the sun exploring the temples, this was a nice way to spend an hour in the evening. Great for people of all ages, as the older folk and children alike were engaged through the entire performance. The shows themselves seem to vary either weekly or biweekly but our show (White Gold) consisted of traditional Khmer music, dancing, acrobatics, balancing, and lots of impressions gymnastics moves. Just the right length as well, doesn't drag on and moves at a good pace.

The performers are all training at a local Arts Academy that promotes jobs in the performing arts and sustaining Khmer culture so its a worthy cause to support. The performances at our show were truly fabulous and the passion and pride they have in their work shines through with each act. Tickets are cheap (10 bucks for regular seats) so it's well within all traveler's budgets. Get the $20 reserved seats though and you'l get a great view in the front row right by the action (that Chinese yo-yo gets real close to you!). You can also meet and talk to all the performers after the show which I highly recommend.

Overall a great night and performance to attend!
Written 18 June 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi 1693_Travel! Thank you very much for this wonderful review. We're glad to hear that you had a great time at Phare and hope that the show was a great antidote to your Angkor temple fatigue. Thanks for pointing out to other travelers the special ticket pricing during the season of Phare Circus Rising that goes on till September 2022. The artists involved will be pleased to hear your kind words. We hope you had an amazing trip in Cambodia and we look forward to welcoming you in the future.
Written 22 June 2022
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gabiA
Tianjin, China21 contributions
This was some of the best fun we’ve had in a long time! The show is impressive, intelligent, humorous, and professional. Even the “cheap seats” are pretty up close, but we had sprung for the reserved seats, and we will do the same the next time we come. We definitely plan to come back!

I recommend coming early for a bite and entertainment before the show. We didn’t, but we will the next time. We did arrive in time to catch a drumming demonstration that blew us away, but we didn’t try any of the food.

If you are looking for souvenirs from Cambodia, I recommend getting them at the shop. It’s quality stuff and it all supports local artisans and the local economy as well as some good causes in addition to the one that supports the circus. I haven’t shopped at the markets, but I’m guessing the prices are comparable, possibly a bit higher and there’s no bargaining, but the quality is bound to be better and the artists are better supported. They’re probably more authentic as well.
Written 27 June 2022
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PhareCircus
Hi gabiA, thank you for writing such a detailed review of your evening at Phare Circus. It's a great tip for future guests to arrive early for the Cambodian Street Food, drink specials, shopping and pre-show entertainment. The pre-show changes weekly. We look forward to welcoming you for another visit!
Written 1 July 2022
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Aidan C
Singapore, Singapore70 contributions
We had a great time at the show. The street food and cocktails before the show were very tasty and great value. The pre-show entertainment was great (all female drum troop). The circus itself was great - exciting, funny and filled with joy - it was clear that the performers were having a great time! Definitely recommended.
Written 1 April 2022
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PhareCircus
Hi Aidan C, Thanks for the review and recommendation. Hopefully readers will take your advice! :-) Sounds like you had the full evening experience. The Cambodian Street Food is prepared by some of Siem Reap's favorite street food chefs. The "Spiked Lemongrass" is my favorite cocktail. Pre-show entertainment varies from week-to-week and provided by visiting local performers and Phare Circus. The troupe you saw is called "MEDHA", Cambodia's first all-female drum troupe. They are indeed pioneers in their art. A couple film makers from LA started a documentary about them just before the pandemic called "Where the Roots Lie". Hopefully they can resume soon. Glad you enjoyed the main event, also. The performers do genuinely love what they do, and it shows. I'll pass along your appreciation to them. Best Regards, Craig
Written 4 April 2022
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iamjohnnymac
Heraklion, Greece121 contributions
Jun 2022
What a way to spend an evening in Siem Reap. We caught the White Gold show last night and it was jaw-dropping. The performers are fabulous and so talented and you can tell they have a real passion for their work.

The show is based on a story and the dances, the movement, the escapades and the music are really top class. We were wowed several times...

From walking in the door to buying tickets to pre-show drinks to leaving, the team are welcoming and give great service.

Unreserved tickets are $10 just now but go on....splash out on the reserved seating for $20 and not only will you get the best view, but you'll be making a difference to the lives of these young and talented performers and providing opportunities for the next generation of Phare students.
Written 17 June 2022
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Hi iamjohnnymac, thank you for the review and recommendation. The artists and musicians are passionate and love what they do and it shows. They will be very delighted to hear they were able to make you glad you attended. As you point out, it's more than a show but a full evening of dining, storytelling, and entertainment. Guests also have the added benefit of knowing their patronage supports free academic and artistic education and provides jobs to the locals. Thanks again for including Phare Circus in your Siem Reap visit. We hope to welcome you again in the future.
Written 22 June 2022
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LucyLuckyLou
Brisbane, Australia25 contributions
Do not miss this! The show has new performances regularly and we saw Khmer Metal. It was spectacular. The live music, musicians, acrobats, dancing and tricks - not to mention the storyline and hilarious skits along the way. If you come to Siem Reap this will be the best $15 you spend and you’ll be supporting an organisation that educates and trains young Khmer artists. Spectacular!
Written 2 July 2022
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PhareCircus
Hi LucyLuckyLou, thank you for sharing your love for Phare Circus. "Khmer Metal" is a unique show created by the artists to share an aspect of the lives of modern, urban Cambodian youth. Definitely edgy and fun. As you mention, guests will enjoy a great show with the added benefit of supporting free academic and artistic education at Phare Ponleu Selpak non-profit school. Thanks again for including Phare Circus in your Siem Reap visit.
Written 4 July 2022
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MonkeySeeDo
33 contributions
Jan 2022
Very entertaining show with artistry and acrobatics exposing you to Cambodian culture while having a real impact on the community.

Great way to end the day after seeing so many temples.

The gift shop is great too... reasonably priced and helps local artists whose works are on sale here. This is the place to find great gifts and souvenirs.
Written 5 June 2022
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PhareCircus
Hi MonkeySeeDo, Thank you for sharing your Phare Circus experience. As you point out, Phare is more than just a show. It's uniquely Cambodian story telling about recent history, folklore and modern society. There are great locally made souvenirs in the gift shop and tasty Cambodian street food in the cafe. A full evening at the circus! Thanks for joining.
Written 6 June 2022
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Sukanya
6 contributions
May 2022
They sell food and drinks at nominal rates a few hours before the circus show and it is quite good. There was a dance show by kids prior to the commencement of circus show which was really nice. They also have a boutique selling nice stuff. The circus itself is good with nice theme and acrobats. Worth the money.
Written 15 May 2022
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PhareCircus
Hi SK, thank you for sharing your Phare Circus experience. It's gratifying to see that you took advantage of the full evening program, from the Cambodian street food, to the pre-show entertainment to the shopping and then the main event. As you mention, it's a good value for a full evening of entertainment, and your patronage supports free academic and artistic education at Phare Ponleu Selpak non-profit school. Thanks for including Phare Circus in your Siem Reap visit.
Written 15 May 2022
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Cankaze
Tokyo29 contributions
Feb 2020
After visiting temples in Siem Reap my wife and I were looking for something else to do having already been to Pub Street and the markets. Was not anticipating much with the Phare Circus, but I will admit was I wrong. The story told thru the performers was easy to understand with the accompanying music. The performance was funny, exciting and the moral of the story made you really think.
The performance was sold out if I could do it again I would make a reservation earlier for better seats.
As we did purchase the seats that were the least expensive, we arrived there early to line up to get good seats. Unfortunately the way they seat you the earlier you line up the worse the seats were. Fully understand that we did not have reserved seating but you would think you line up early you would have better seats. From my experience line up later if you do not have reserved seats as the earlier you are the further away you will be seated.
I still would highly recommend the Phare Circus, just next time line up later to get better view/seating.
Written 26 February 2020
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_moorem60
Kingston, Canada19 contributions
Feb 2020
This is not your typical circus. Captivating morality tale combined with great physical dexterity, music and flare for a show. I enjoyed the night. Weirdly it was so well airconditioned that I was a little cold! and there were a few mosquitoes about so i would recommend to bring along a light sweater, and wear some insect repellant b/c the show is outside (basically) and at dusk when the mosquitoes are out. Not a serious problem but I wish I was forewarned.
Written 24 February 2020
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Liaaaaa
12 contributions
Great night out, don't miss this show in Siem reap. Only performing a few nights a week, we had A grade tickets and it was superb to see everything up close, however there wouldn't be too many bad seats. You could tell these guys put their heart and soul into the performance :) There was also some lovely local art available to buy in shop after the show.
Written 26 June 2022
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PhareCircus
Hi liaaaaa68, thank you for sharing your love for Phare Circus. Indeed, there are performances currently on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, but we hope to add nights soon as more travelers visit Siem Reap. You're absolutely right that the big top is an intimate venue so no one is far from the action, but it's worth noting that the views in some seats in Section C - Open seating are partially obstructed by the support pillars. The artists absolutely pour themselves into the performances as they've created the stories based on their own life experiences. You offer a good tip to future guests to arrive a couple hours prior to show time to enjoy Cambodian Street Food, drinks and shopping. Thanks again for including Phare Circus in your Siem Reap visit.
Written 1 July 2022
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JIMMY_PAGELondon
JIMMY_PAGELondon
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Lo-fi circus fun. Good cause
Fun night to be had at the circus. We started at the open air food stalls which had a good selection of drinks and
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
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