Siem Reap’s most unique, authentic top-rated evening entertainment.


AMAZING VIBE & ENERGY, TRANSFORMING THE LIVES OF CAMBODIAN YOUTH

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, making Phare Circus the top-rated evening entertainment in Siem Reap.

Phare artists are students and graduates from Phare Ponleu Selpak’s (www.phareps.org) vocational training center in Battambang. The association was formed in 1994 by 9 young men coming home from a refugee camp after the Khmer Rouge regime. They were greatly helped during that time by an art teacher using drawing classes as therapy and wanted to share this new skill among the poor, socially deprived and troubled youngsters in Battambang. They founded an art school and public school followed to offer free education. A music school and theatre school were next and finally, for the kids who wanted more, the circus school. 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, trying to help with the problems highlighted in their own tales.

Phare The Cambodian Circus offers these students and graduates somewhere to hone their skills and a place to earn a decent wage. Money that will take them out of poverty and give them self-respect and freedom.

Siem Reap’s most unique, authentic top-rated evening entertainment.


​AMAZING VIBE & ENERGY, TRANSFORMING THE LIVES OF CAMBODIAN YOUTH

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.

Phare artists are students and graduates from Phare Ponleu Selpak’s (www.phareps.org) vocational training center in Battambang. The association was formed in 1994 by 9 young men coming home from a refugee camp after the Khmer Rouge regime. They were greatly helped during that time by an art teacher using drawing classes as therapy and wanted to share this new skill among the poor, socially deprived and troubled youngsters in Battambang. They founded an art school and public school followed to offer free education. A music school and theatre school were next and finally, for the kids who wanted more, the circus school. 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, trying to help with the problems highlighted in their own tales.

Phare The Cambodian Circus offers these students and graduates somewhere to hone their skills and a place to earn a decent wage. Money that will take them out of poverty and give them self-respect and freedom.

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Phare Circus Rising - special offer

Special ticket prices valid through September 2022:

  • Reserved Seating (Sections A & B)
    • $20 per person for ages 12 and over
    • $10 per person for ages 11 and under
  • Open Seating (Section C)
    • $10 per person for ages 12 and over
    • No charge for ages 11 and under.
  • Siem Reap Showtimes & Venue Hours
    • Through September 2022:
      • Performances every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
        • Additional performances on holidays and other occasions.
        • Check CALENDAR page for the latest schedule.
      • Cambodian Street Food, drink specials, shopping and pre-show entertainment from 5:00pm
      • Show time 7:00pm
    • From October 2022:
      • Performances nightly
      • Cambodian Street Food, drinks, shopping and pre-show entertainment from 6:00pm
      • Show time 8:00pm

Phare, The Cambodian Circus – Tickets

TICKETS

SECTION A

  • US$38.00 Adult (age 12+)
  • US$18 Children (age 5-11)
  • Reserved Seating in the front three rows of the middle section.
  • Refillable sports bottle filled with cool water.

SECTION B

  • US$28.00 Adult (age 12+)
  • US$15 Children (age 5-11)
  • Open seating in the rear three rows of the middle section.

SECTION C

  • US$18.00 Adult (age 12+)
  • US$10 Children (age 5-11)
  • Open seating in the two side sections. Some spots have partially obstructed views.

Phare, The Cambodian Circus – Seat Plan

SUPPORTING A CAUSE

Phare Ponleu Selpak circus school and clown student

Phare Ponleu Selpak non-profit school

Phare, The Cambodian Circus is the social business extension of Phare Ponleu Selpak non-profit school. The circus provides well-paying job opportunities to the school’s graduates, breaking the cycle of poverty. Revenue generated funds the school’s academic and artistic education programs as well as community support and engagement. 

Phare Ponleu Selpak – roughtly translated, The Brightness of the Arts – is a Cambodian non-profit arts school located in Battambang, offering support to children, youth and the surrounding communities through artistic, educational, social and community outreach and engagement programes.

Over 1000 students are empowered every year through our schools and programes: performing, visual and applied arts leisure classes, and vocational training aid children and young adults to develop their creativity, communication and concentration skills, and to access a sustainable artistic career whilst preserving and promoting Cambodian arts and culture.

Find out more about Phare Ponleu Selpak: phareps.org

Shopping for locally made crafts at Phare Circus Boutique

Shopping

The Phare Boutique offers a showcase of original art produced by students, delightful mementos from the circus and a variety of locally made handicrafts.

Phare, The Cambodian Circus - Venue

Dining

After passing through Phare Boutique, browsing the unique gifts and authentic paintings and drawings, you emerge into the open-air seating of Phare Café, where you can continue your Phare experience with a cold drink, light snack or a complete dinner from Fish Amok to Beef Kroeung.

Special set menu, show packages or buffet dining – also for groups – please contact us:
+855 (0)92 225 320
+855 (0)15 499 480

[email protected]

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