Cambodia has a long and rich history of classical dance, shadow puppetry and circus, and it has also become tradition for visitors to Cambodia to attend at least one traditional performance, most often an ‘Apsara Dance Performance.’ Dozens of restaurants in Siem Reap host nightly performances, but there are only a few places in Phnom Penh offering regularly scheduled shows, and for that reason the shows that are available often offer something a bit unique. It can have a somewhat more authentic, less canned feeling than what you may find at some of the ‘buffet & dance mills’ in Siem Reap. See Traditional Performances page for more.
Traditional Dance Performance @ the National Museum
The beautiful gardens of the National Museum are the setting for each 60-minute choreographed performance, including several different traditional classical and folk dances. Discover the diversity of Cambodian culture and traditional arts through original and enjoyable pieces.
Performances (October – March): Mon – Sat, 7:00PM
Performances (April – September): Mon – Sat, 7:00PM
Located in the garden of the National Museum
Sovanna Phum Art Association
Striving to revive and promote Cambodian culture. Classical, Folk and Contemporary dance, Shadow theatre, Circus and Music are performed for local and international audiences. Also active in promoting inter-cultural exchanges by interacting with artists from other countries as well as working with NGO/IOs on different educational and awareness projects. Also available for private and commercial events.
Performances every Friday and Saturday, 7:30PM.
Admission: Adult : $10; Children: $5
#166 Street 99
Tel: 012-837056, 012-846020