Siem Reap, Cambodia

Phare The Cambodian Circus

2-3 Hours |

More than just a circus, Phare performers use theater, music, dance and modern circus arts to tell uniquely Cambodian stories; historical, folk and modern. The young circus artists will astonish you with their energy, emotion, enthusiasm and talent. The small venue means you will be up-close to the action and you'll get a chance to meet/chat with performers after the show.

Right for You?


2-3 Hours

Travel Style

Cultural Immersion and Family Friendly


English and Khmer

Physical Activity

Light activity




Wifi: None
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Speaks: English and Khmer


  • Amazing acrobatics and dance
  • Cambodian folk tales and storytelling
  • Directly support arts/education for Cambodian youth



Shows are almost every night at 7:30 pm! Arrive early for food, drinks and a visit to the Phare Boutique shop.


Flexible Departure Date
All year

What's Included




No guide


Available for purchase (extra $)



Traveler Reviews

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Very talented artists! well done, i am amazed! must see in Siem Reap. Music is awesome, come early as it is open seated.

Rafael, TripAdvisor

A truly joyous display of talent, energy and story-telling. I was so thrilled by the acrobatics and excited to see the inclusion of theatrics, which easily helped immerse me in the story. The story "Influence" surpasses language barriers through thoughtful choreography and theatrical expression, and left me laughing and crying. Glimpses of the history of Cambodia (also the world, I...

JellyfishQueen, TripAdvisor

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Phare The Cambodian Circus

Locally Owned Social Enterprise

Phare puts on uniquely Cambodian performances that are thematically infused with Cambodian history and culture. At the Big Tent in Siem Reap, travelers can watch shows that go beyond traditional circus. Phare blends contortion, juggling, acrobatics, balancing and aerial arts with theatre and modern dance forms. Productions are led by exclusively Cambodian artists and explore important themes - belief in the supernatural, the hardships faced by Khmer children as their homeland struggles to develop, an outcast seeking the acceptance of his community, the risqué drama present in the Phnom Penh bar scene and more.

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Getting There

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Local transport and Tuk Tuk
Most tuk tuk drivers and hotels will know how to get here!
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