Phare, The Cambodian Circus

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Phare, The Cambodian Circus

Phare, The Cambodian Circus
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8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
About
Phare, The Cambodian Circus "Amazing vibe & energy, transforming the lives of Cambodian youth" Experience Siem Reap's most unique, authentic top rated (TripAdvisor & Lonely Planet) evening entertainment. More than just a circus, Phare, the Cambodian Circus 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 vocational training centre 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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2-3 hours
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Lori H
2 contributions
Fabulous
Feb 2021
I have had the pleasure of going too many Phare performances over the years. The performers never fail to bring a smile to my face as well as take my breath away. Brilliant that they are still performing at weekends despite the fact that there are no tourists in Siem Reap.

Get there early to enjoy the food available at food stalls

Phare is truly a 'Must do'
Written February 24, 2021
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biotifood
Hameenlinna, Finland242 contributions
Unique, a must!
Mar 2020
Just a must. Wow. Unique in Cambodia.
Fantastic show, and all for a good cause, supporting Khmer artists. The energy and the passion are so vibrant that you share it from the start. So professional but still all smiles at the end for selfies.
We loved everything, the performance, the music, the smiles...and the cocktails in the lovely café outside (we could even bring them with us inside the big top).
Been to several shows and will go again ASAP.
They are worth supporting!
Written February 13, 2021
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Gemma M
Windhoek, Windhoek, Namibia114 contributions
Fabulous night out!
Feb 2021
Fabulous show from Phare. Great acrobatics, love the humor in the show and how much the performers enjoy performing. It's always a magical night out, can't recommend enough! And great covid regulations in place.
Written February 13, 2021
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Adam Abraham
Phnom Penh, Cambodia10 contributions
what a night!
Feb 2021
woohooo!! what a night!what a buzz! what an experience!
we spent an amazing night of art, music, fire, acrobatics and infinite talent this was!
phare is like a smaller local cirque de soleil, the artists are amazing, the coreography also, dont miss this incredible show, make sure you book the best seats...only available on weekends
Written February 11, 2021
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ZeroWasteTraveler
4 contributions
"Amazing" is a small word for the experience
Oct 2019
Before I share my reviews, 2 lines on how Phare describe themselves:
Phare performers use theater, music, dance and modern circus arts to tell uniquely Cambodian stories; historical, folk and modern. It’s a social enterprise supporting a non-profit school.

What an amazing show. Have never ever seen such acrobatics - never on TV as well! These performers are simply out of this planet. I was clapping non-stop & this is when I was on the cheapest category seating. Do NOT MISS it while in Siem Reap. Note: Please buy ticket in advance!
Written September 13, 2020
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Tong Chhy
Phnom Penh, Cambodia3 contributions
Amazing show in Siem Reap
Aug 2020 • Family
Very excited show in Siem Reap town that we should to see an get good trip memories... They fully trained with good experience and motivation
Written August 18, 2020
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Jamtraveltips
Palm Beach Gardens, FL238 contributions
Fun Night
Mar 2020
This is a non-governmental organization that was opened in 2013 by Cambodian refugees who had returned home from refugee camp after the fall of the Khmer Rouge. They formed the circus to help disadvantaged young men and women by teaching them performing arts. It’s a beautiful performance of theater, acrobatics and music with folk stories thrown in.

The shows are performed nightly under an air-conditioned (yay!) big top tent, and they are suitable for all ages. The entire show is completely independent… Phare even does the set-design and costumes!

Stories that go along with the acrobatics mostly deal with issues in ancient or modern Cambodia, giving you insight into Cambodian history and culture. The best part is that you can tell the acrobats and storytellers are having so much fun performing for the audience… they are actually enjoying every minute.

Definitely get tickets to this if you're in Siem Reap. It's a really fun night!
Written August 15, 2020
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Daniel S
Wuhan, China15 contributions
Phare Circus Rising AMAZING
Aug 2020
What a wonderful and welcoming event! Phare is back and with proper Covid controls, it makes for a very enjoyable evening. They are performing rotating shows every Friday and Saturday (and I think longer over Khmer New Year this weekend) at 8pm. Arrive early and enjoy the outdoor food fair they have, offering some very good Cambodian treats. I very much enjoyed the pulled pork bun, some fried noodles and grilled sausage. The pre-show included juggling, fire dancers and interaction with artists from the show.

The show I watched was Phare Circus Rising and very much enjoyed the performances, atmosphere, music and athletic artists performing their hearts out!

You cannot and will not find better entertainment in Cambodia. Make it a point to go!!
Written August 11, 2020
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say narung
Phnom Penh, Cambodia4 contributions
Thank you Phare
Aug 2020 • Family
We were invited for the show at Phare thankfully with "invite a family" fundraising. I didnt know anything about Phare except the school where all artists study. It was an amazing evening, we've got to try amazing Khmer food before the show too. My kids will remember thank you Phare
Written August 10, 2020
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SamnangK67
Phnom Penh, Cambodia8 contributions
Me and my kids loved it
Aug 2020 • Family
We visited Phare Circus last Saturday with my kids. The show was amazing, particularly entertaining for kids. We love Phare! Thank you 🥰🥰❤️
Written August 10, 2020
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  • Sun - Sat 8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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