Devdan Show
Devdan Show
4.5
Monday
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
About
Experience Sacred Bali, Exotic Papua, Mystical Borneo and many more. Dazzling mix of dancing, acrobatics, costumes & illusions with Captivating sound, lighting & special effects. Modern and air conditioned theatre, great for families entertainment. Located within shopping and restaurant area, and 5 minutes walking distances from 5 star hotel complex Nusa Dua.
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1-2 hours
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Edna D
Adelaide, Australia14 contributions
Jan 2020
This is an amazing, entrancing show! Show dance, stories and acrobatics from Indonesia.
Some of the acts were jaw dropping and unbelievable! So much variety, with lots of humour as well as serious times.
The timing and dancing was impeccable! Well worth making the effort to see!
Written January 3, 2020
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Brommies
Bahrain97 contributions
Dec 2011
We booked the Devdan Show for Christmas Eve, December 2011. Our extended family party consisted of adults, teenagers and young children. I had heard about the show from The Grand Mirage Hotel in Nusa Dua, who also offered a discount to book through them.

If I'm totally honest, I expected something traditional, somewhat amateurish, but what awaited us was a wonderful, well-orchestrated and choreographed show that wouldn't be out of place in the West End.

The show is based upon two children's discovery of a treasure chest, which contains clues to various places in the archipelago. These places are represented by dancing, acrobatics, fire, water and some comedy from the 'stereotypical tour guide and tourists'.

The youngest in our group was 4 years and I was anticipating tears when the theatre lights went down as the show started, but he was entranced by the naughty monkeys, the pyrotechnics and the many things happening on and above the stage.

The show lasts around 1.5 hours and there is no interval, so make sure you've eaten etc before you take your seats.

I can highly recommend the show and having taken a reluctant, sceptical family of mostly non-theatre goers, who all raved about the show afterwards, I can certainly say you will not be disappointed.

If you wish to participate in the dancing halfway through, then sit on either of the first two rows as you are encouraged (not forced) to join in at that point.

The theatre is adjacent to the Bali Collection in Nusa Dua and allow 20 minutes before the show to collect your ticket and find your seat. There is a free shuttle bus to the Bali Collection throughout the day in Nusa Dua, so check the timings and save yourself a taxi fare.

There are restrooms just before your enter the theatre (after the ticket office) and I didn't see anywhere inside the theatre to buy food. There is a restaurant and a supermarket beside the theatre and of course, there are lots of restaurants in the Bali Collection.

As an aside, we were thinking of booking the VIP seats, which are large sofas across the middle of the theatre. Unless it's a really special occasion, I wouldn't bother because any of the seats up the centre of the theatre have a great view. We were in the centre of Row 'E' and our view was perfect.

You are not allowed to take pictures of or film the show. The cast usually go outside near the ticket office after the show, so you can meet them and take pictures if you wish.
Written January 24, 2012
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PresidioSF
San Francisco17 contributions
Dec 2011 • Family
It's a cultural show representing the different regions of Indonesia with a twist of modern dancing mixed in. They somehow managed to incorporate hip-hop moves into every dance routine. At one point there were all in monkey costumes doing lock and pop, that's just ridiculous. The pricing scheme was terrible too. If you go online, you can select the cheapest seats in the house and get the front row. That just doesn't make sense. I don't know why they post such ridiculous prices on line. I think if they charged less, they would probably fill the theatre and in turn make a better profit. If you buy online, which is the only way to get the best seats at the cheapest prices, you'll have to do it through PayPal. I had trouble getting on-line so I booked through the telephone. I got front row for $45 USD but when I showed up at the box office, they offered me something much further back. They young lady said they were better seats. As soon as I sat down, I knew she lied. It's bad enough the show was terrible but insult to injury, they lie to me about the seating. I recommend avoiding this show. It wasn't very good for the price you pay.
Written January 24, 2012
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Dr_Rohan
Amsterdam, The Netherlands788 contributions
Dec 2011
Whatever the reason I don’t understand why the first row (A), which has the best view is the cheapest in this show (45 USD). Not only the best view but you might even get invited to dance with the Balinese dancers too. Feel sorry for the folks who paid 120 USD for VIP seats in the back! The show was entertaining, a mix of everything but not a spectacular masterpiece as some have suggested. My tip is get the cheapest seats in row A or B and have the best view and feel good~
Written January 2, 2012
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Ruchna B
6 contributions
Jul 2014 • Couples
This show is not even close to the caliber of a Cirque Du Soleil as one reviewer put it. It's narrated by two young children, there is no sequence to the dances or context. They have American Style club dances in it which have nothing to do with the Balinese culture, a band of performers dressed like monkeys do a dance to Loosen up my Buttons which by is the opposite extreme of cultured. Considering this is supposed to be family friendly show, I think playing songs with explicit lyrics is not family friendly. There were a few very nice dances. The part that struck me the most was the fact that the young girl narrating it introduces the last dance about a guard for a part of the male anatomy. I would have never attended this show had I known how little it reflected the culture of Bali. Save your money. The VIP seats are definitely not worth it either.
Written July 17, 2014
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Patrick M
Gold Coast1 contribution
Aug 2013 • Couples
I was recomended to go and see this show by some friends and was very excited to take my girlfriend along. My girlfriend is a choreographer by trade and she was also quite keen to see such a collection of Indonesian cultural dances and performances.

However it wasn't the show that disappointed, rather the staff and how we were treated. When we called to book we were told that there were no seats in the front two rows (the cheaper tickets) and that if we wanted that price we would have to sit at the back. not wanting to miss out I forked out the extra for tickets in the 4th row.

When we got there we were very shocked to see that the front two rows were near completely empty, when we complained about this afterwards we were told by their assistant manager that it was our hotel that had ripped us off, as they get a commission from the sale of the tickets. Angered by this I contacted my hotel (which was the new Mantra Nusa Duha, an absolute treat to stay at) and was advised that Mantra, as a policy they do not accept commissions for recommendations (which I was able to confirm as my sister works in the reception of a Mantra resort on the gold coast).

After this Mantra resort contacted Devdan theatre and they told them that there were no bookings in the front row, rather they keep them empty incase of large groups arriving without bookings.

I expected this kind of treatment at a street vendor when bartering for a Bintang singlet not from a professional theatre company.

Out of principle I would not recommend anyone to go and see this show and rather experience the many cultural opportunities presented at the various restaurants around Bali, which will provide you with the same level of entertainment, with a meal and a smile without trying to rip you off.
Written August 10, 2013
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Firstly, thank you so much for your comments and for sparing your time visiting Devdan show. However, we are deeply apologizing for any inconvenience caused in our service. The empty seats in the front row were actually already booked for a group but because the group was coming late, they were then moved to another seat in order to not disturb the other audiences as the show was already started. We are always trying to give the best service and hospitality to each of our guest, so we are very sorry for such thing to happen. If you don’t mind, would you please send us your email address and thus we can send our official letter to show our sincere apology.
Written August 12, 2013
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Joey K
Gold Coast3 contributions
May 2013
The tickets for this show are so expensive we were expecting an amazing acrobatics show but it was a slow high school grade performance at best. Went for 90 mins and we walked out 30mins into the show. Definitely spend your money elsewhere!!
Written May 3, 2013
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Chris
Ao Nang, Thailand56 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
The show contacts you to ensure you arrive at 7pm to collect tickets, and that you must be there no later than 7:15pm for when gates open so all are seated by 7:30pm when show starts. I arrived early. However, when 10 minutes into the 90 minute show, the ushers bring in a bus load of around 25 Chinese tourists to disrupt all paid ticket holders already seated and watching the show. Extra tickets for the show, clearly must have been needed given show only seemed 25% full on a Saturday night. $aud 184 for a family of 2 adults and 2 children for B Seats. Would have been a great review but for the ushers mismanaging the seating and allowing the latecomers to stand tall for 6 long minutes and yell at each other. So many of us behind missed that part of the show, I couldn’t believe they didn’t ask the rude bus load to be quiet. Left a taint, shame, because the performers were doing their thing really well. Ushers need to be fired, or trained or management needs to seat late comers elsewhere... bad luck to them for not being on time. A bus load filtered in LATE AND BADLY, suggestion box: put them in spare seats elsewhere , plenty of room , respect paying customers who respect you and arrive early .
Written July 29, 2018
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Lauren W
Melbourne, Australia138 contributions
This show was a fantastic insight into the different Indonesian archipelagos, combined with awesome dancing, acrobatics & special effects. Loved the RnB parts also. Make sure you only purchase section C tickets for $40USD (even though sneakily not displayed on entrance price list!) as you still get a perfect view of the show from this section without paying the hefty prices of the other sections. Tickets can be purchased at the gate. It cost us $10AUD in a metered cab from Kuta to get there & the same to get back. Worth seeing!
Written January 4, 2015
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Dear Lauren, Thank you for your feedback. We're happy that you enjoyed the show as well as the seats :) We hope you can also tell your friends at home about us and the beauty of Indonesia. Looking forward to meet you again soon! Regards, Devdan Show Team
Written January 10, 2015
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Agus P
Jakarta, Indonesia4 contributions
Aug 2012 • Friends
Very unreasonable price. Nobody there, we did sit in a almost empty theatre. The performance is nothing special, we found the Bali theatre at Safari Park much more exciting and attractive.
Written August 18, 2012
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