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Phare Ponleu Selpak - Battambang Circus

Anh Chanh Village, Ochar Commune, Battambang, Cambodia
+855 53 952 424
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Not to be missed in Battambang

Founded in 1994 it provides schooling, education and training in different kinds of art free of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ratana T
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Fantastic show

Great show, very moving. My expectations were not that high, but It was a very special evening. All... read more

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Phare Ponleu Selpak is a Cambodian NGO that helps children and families from disadvantaged backgrounds through three fields of intervention: education, social support, and artistic trainings. Tours of the campus are provided Monday-Friday at 9:30am, 10:30am, 2:30pm, and 3:30pm. There are 2 to 4 circus shows each week. The doors open at 6, and the show starts at 7. Arrive early and check out the free art exhibition hall, shop in the boutique, or get a cold drink at the Bar. Check the website for the most updated circus schedule.
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“art exhibition” (16 reviews)
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Anh Chanh Village, Ochar Commune, Battambang, Cambodia
+855 53 952 424
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Founded in 1994 it provides schooling, education and training in different kinds of art free of charge. The main source of income is the circus show that runs on Monday, Thursday and Saturday I believe, check with your hotel reception. Each show is different during...More

Thank Ratana T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great show, very moving. My expectations were not that high, but It was a very special evening. All the best wishes for those kids...

Thank MortenEjlskov
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fantastic acrobatics that totally exceeded my expectations. The narrative of 'Chill' was superb and the acting, live music and lighting all contributed to a bewitching atmosphere. Definitely value for money. A very intimate set at Battambang, no seats are far from the stage.

Thank Ibrahim F
Reviewed 4 days ago

This show has everything - acrobats, dance, music - even some art painted live. The performers are all highly skilled and there is a lot going on. The organisation helps vulnerable and disadvantaged children in the area through teaching theatre and circus acts along with...More

Thank davidandmel
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

You must go and experience this! Talented young performers full of energy, put on a fantastic show accompanied by live Cambodian music. The strangely dark story line was an interesting and authentic twist. A must-see in Battambang!

Thank TheRealDavidenBalade
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Phare Ponleu Selpak in Battambang is the best place to relax after worked or studied, there you can actuallt see the KHMER circus in a well performance in-style which seemingly everyone is well-trained before start to perform to customers. It's a definite place which shouldn't...More

Thank Sotheavy99
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to see the show titled Tchamlaek, which is Khmer for weird. It was our second show; last year we went to see them in Siem Reap, The performances were excellent and the story unfolded to show the soul of Kampuchea. Proceeds go to...More

Thank Zlatko T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Usually I would say circus acts are not really my thing , but this experience may have changed that . This is a circus performance but more like a themed acrobatic show when we were there the theme was spirits And ghosts , this circus...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

I never thought I would see such a professional performance. It was a unique experience, with laughter and wonder! It filled me with awe! Every one of the team was amazing... I felt really proud of young people living what they love and achieving it...More

Thank MariaSarig
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you only do one thing in Battambang make sure this is it! It was a great show that included Kemer traditional dancing at the beginning. Procedes help fund the NGO which is a free arts school for local kids. You can also tour the...More

Thank skp902017
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31 July 2017|
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Response from Signe J | Reviewed this property |
Hi I think it is Saturday, Monday and Wednesday, but I'm pretty sure you can Google it to make sure. Enjoy 😀
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3 April 2017|
Response from ericregno | Reviewed this property |
the show begins at 7PM. As there are no reserved seat make sure you arrive earlier,then you will have time to discover our campus. The show tonight is "tchamleak". Looking forward to welcoming you tonight.
Bree T
16 March 2017|
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Response from PharePS | Property representative |
Yes, for the month of March 2017, we have shows every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday.