Kandyan Cultural Centre
Kandyan Cultural Centre
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Kandyan Cultural Centre is the first Cultural Dance Show of its kind to be established in Sri Lanka.It is a stimulating Sri Lankan Arts, Dance & Cultural Heritage Show that is a must see for any visitor who visits the historic city of Kandy.It
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Simroch
Melbourne, Australia128 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Interesting to see the dancing and drumming. Beautiful costumes but the dancers and drummers looked bored half the time. Became a bit repetitive by the end. The fire walking and breathing at the end was sensational but didn't last for very long at all. Would have liked to have seen more of this.
Written January 21, 2020
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TravellingDogLady
New Delhi, India82 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Very amateur type performance -in a very bad setting pak ray kandyan dance at oak ray regency. The company seems to be minting money without any sort of training for the dancers.
The setting is so bad that only the first couple of rows can actually watch the dance. The whole dance is very missable.. don’t bother wasting your time here.. underwhelming to say the least
Written March 20, 2023
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Niels H
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Shashika handled our booking of tickets in a very efficient and friendly way. Tickets were ready when we arrived and the seats in the hall was marked with our names, very convenient.
The show it self was an interesting way to get insights into Sri Lankan folk culture. The show seemed well choreographed and the dances skillful.
Written January 12, 2024
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Matty1221
Berlin, Germany31 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
The dancers seemed bored and as a result they were constantly out of sync with each other. Some of it was okay, and some of it was very impressive. Other times it was funny because it was just so bad!

At the end I was disappointed to see the dancers asking tourists for money in order to have pictures taken with them. I didn’t feel this was a very professional approach.

Overall It felt like a school play with adults.
Written September 4, 2018
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Soseccs
Oxfordshire, UK17 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Couples
Beware - The Lonely Planet guidebook (Jan 2015 Edition) says this place is 500 Rupees for a ticket. On the door the ticket sellers contested this and said the ticket price had gone up this year to 1000 Rupees. They were very firm on this and kept saying the guidebooks were incorrect and out of date.

When we walked away though the price miraculously fell down to 500 Rupees...
Written September 3, 2015
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HKDave
Hong Kong, China341 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Family
This review is specifically for the show at the Oak Ray Hotel. We were taken here by our driver and with a short visit to the gem museum opposite before the show. Avoid the gem “museum” – hard sell tourist trap. The dance show was average – it takes place in some sort of hot stuffy conference room at the back of the hotel. The ceiling is very low and one of acts therefore has to get off the stage to perform his finale. There are some mythical creatures about halfway through the dance which are laughable. All of the performers appear to enjoy themselves but the dancing is average – the men are better than the women (two of the women were eating when they came on stage for the finale). The drummers were the best part. The performance culminates in fire walking and fire breathing in the car park outside. If you’ve seen Balinese dance, you will be very disappointed. I am sure that there must be much better venues in Kandy to see the drummers. Given the venue and quality, for 1,000LKR a head, I think it is a bit overpriced.
Written April 18, 2015
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toddblinky
Newcastle, Australia33 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017
I'm actually writing this mid-performance. 40 mins in and all I can say is dull. Very amateurish, in fact I've seen better dancing at my kid's school talent quest! Very disappointed. Save your money and go out for a nice dinner in Kandy. Also seats are bloody uncomfortable.
Written September 16, 2017
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Julie1081
Belfast, UK96 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Couples
Not very good. A few overweight men dancing with fancy costumes to drummers aren't very good.
Overpriced drinks and snacks.

Don't waste your time
Written December 9, 2015
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mynewlifeistravel
Gold Coast2,094 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Friends
This was something that is interesting and exciting to watch. The performance of these talented people who are showing the cultural heritage with dancing and musical instruments is great. It is held in a hall which has birds etc flying around there is no air conditioning and the seats are pretty uncomfortable, but the show is good and the fire walking at the end is excellent.
Written September 10, 2015
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Jasper F
Haarlem, The Netherlands248 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018
The danceshow, which should contain all sorrs of traditional dances appeared to be more like a highschool performance. Where a random guy with a mask spent 10 minutes saying booh to the audience. And a guy who was able to make backflips went bzerk on making backflips... where was the tradition?

To top it off we found out that our tickets (bought at the entrance) where 1000 instead of the supposed 500 rupies... We didn’t experience this kind of rip off before in sri lanka...
Written April 5, 2018
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