Experience the culture of Cambodia at Siem Reap’s Phare Circus Show and see the artists of Phare Ponleu Selpak Artistic and Social Center perform modern theater, dance, and acrobatic routines. Dine on a sumptuous 3-course meal before the show.
What to Expect
Experience one of the highlights of a visit to Cambodia and meet talented young performers in a breathtakingly entertaining and original Cambodian show.
Phare, The Cambodian Circus tells uniquely Cambodian tales using modern circus arts and high energy music, touching on themes strong in Cambodian tradition, ethos, and spirit. The performance mixes theater, music, dance, acrobatics, juggling, aerial acts, fire, and contortions.
During the hour-long show, the Phare performers share their emotions and excitement, and you’re sure to be enthralled by the power of the performance.
Phare artists are students and graduates from Phare Ponleu Selpak's vocational training center in Battambang. The association was formed 20 years ago by 8 young men coming home from a refugee camp following the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge regime. They were greatly helped by art therapy and wanted to share their new skills with the poor, socially deprived, and troubled youngsters of Battambang.
They founded an art school, and a public school followed that offered free education. A music school and theater school were next, and finally, for the students who wanted more, the circus school came into being. Today more than 1,200 pupils attend the public school daily and 500 attend the alternative schools. Phare Ponleu Selpak also has extensive outreach programs, doing its part to help those in need.
Phare, The Cambodian Circus offers students and graduates a place to hone their skills and a place to earn a decent wage. The decent wage helps take them out of poverty and provide them with self-respect and freedom.
For dinner, you’ll enjoy a 3-course set menu:
Asian Set Menu
Appetizer: Sample Plate - Beef Kebab, Chicken Skewer, Fried Spring Roll (1 per guest)
Main Course: Fish Amok
Dessert: Baked Bananas with Palm Sugar Glaze and Shredded Coconut
- Show ticket (VIP pre-reserved seating in the first 3 rows in the center of the Big Top)
- 3-course set menu