Eclipse

23 - 24 Oct

Phare Circus Rising

29 - 31 Oct

Eclipse

6 - 7 Nov

Phare Circus Rising

13 - 14 Nov

AMAZING VIBE & ENERGY, TRANSFORMING THE LIVES OF CAMBODIAN YOUTH


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

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.

AMAZING VIBE & ENERGY, TRANSFORMING THE LIVES OF CAMBODIAN YOUTH


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

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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Special Pricing for “Phare Circus Rising”

“Phare Circus Rising” is a special program for resuming performances on weekends only (Fri & Sat) from 31 July 2020 – 31 March 2021.

Open seating $10 (children under 12 are free) or reserved seating for $20 (children under 12 – $10). Season passes including unlimited visits for $60! CLICK HERE for more information.

 

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

Showtimes & Venue Hours
Nightly performances year-round at 8:00 pm
Phare Cafe and Phare Boutique open at 6:00 pm

PHARE EXPERIENCE

Workshops with Phare & Backstreet Academy

Presenting the best selection of things to do in Siem Reap outside the Angkor temples! While millions flock to the Angkor temples each year, few actually venture beyond the usual Siem Reap attractions out to explore the hidden charms of the backstreets while travelling in Siem Reap. Backstreet Academy helps you to find the most interesting activities and sights in Siem Reap and ensures that you have an unforgettable experience in this beautiful town, coupled with the authenticity of being hosted by a local in his house or his workshop. Every single activity featured here is hosted by a local Cambodian who has spent years perfecting his or her craft.

If you are looking for a different Siem Reap travel experience or a more authentic way to travel Siem Reap, just take one of the many things to do on offer at Backstreet Academy and you will find that you have collected a unforgettable memory.

Find out more about Backstreet Academy:
www.backstreetacademy.com

Phare Boutique

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

Phare Cafe

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]

NEWS

Help Put Smiles on Faces

Help Put Smiles on Faces

Learn how you can help put smiles on faces and keep Phare Circus open until tourism returns. Working together for a brighter tomorrow.

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Phare Circus Rising

Phare Circus Rising

It’s official! Phare Circus artists return to the stage 31 July for weekend performances through 31 October. Help us welcome them back. Phare Circus Rising!

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Help Restore Hope

Since 2013, Phare Circus has helped young Cambodians transform their lives through good jobs in performing arts. The ongoing COVID19 pandemic has halted tourism and threatens jobs. You can help put smiles back on faces and sustain jobs by inviting a family to the circus.

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