Experience Cambodian Living Arts, Dance Show

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Experience Cambodian Living Arts, Dance Show
from £12.83
Join a breathtaking celebration of Cambodia’s music and dance tradition

Take a seat in our open-air theatre in the gardens of the National Museum, and embark on a magical journey! Our 30 dancers will take you through Cambodian mythology, ancestral traditions and village life. With live music, stunning costumes and charming stories, “Earth and Sky” will delight visitors of all ages!

In one hour you can see 8 dances linked together through a storyline. The show includes beautiful classic Apsara dance, charming folk dances from all around Cambodia, rare dances, and original creations. Choreographed by a former Prima Ballerina of the Royal Palace.

“The dancers perform each of these numbers with truly infectious joy” - The Phnom Penh Post
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In Brief

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
1 hour
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Family friendly
Enjoy a romantic night including dinner
See a show on Broadway
Likely to Sell Out
Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
Important InfoInfo
The Traditional Dance show is held at the National Museum of Cambodia in Phnom Penh - found on the corner of Street 13 and 178. 

The show starts at 7:00 PM. Please arrive 30 minutes early to be seated before the show starts. Note that if you arrive after 7pm it is at the discretion of staff as to where you are seated to ensure minimum disruption to our artists and other guests.  

This dance show is presented by Experience Cambodian Living Arts, a cultural enterprise that provides audiences with captivating and enriching experiences of Cambodian arts, and creates uplifting employment for artists. This enterprise is a program of Cambodian Living Arts, an organization that has been working for 20 years to support the arts sector in Cambodia.

To learn more about us, please visit our websites:  www.experience.cambodianlivingarts.org and www.cambodianlivingarts.org

Thank you very much and enjoy the show!


  • Double Cushion Seat (Section A)
  • Single Cushion Seat (Section B)


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Time

7:00 PM

Departure Point

The National Museum of Cambodia, Phnom Penh

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Door opens at 6:30pm
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

My family thoroughly enjoyed the show. Especially interesting to us because my 2 daughters are involved in dancing.
• Submitted 23 Sep 2019
This was a very special experience , the dances are so talented and the costumes amazing .
• Submitted 10 Apr 2018
This was an amazing show! I would recommend this to any and every one. Very professional but included some light comedy as well. The performers also looked like they very much were enjoying what they were doing. If we had of stayed another night I would have gone back!
• Submitted 27 Mar 2018
Loved the show, the dancers were wonderful with amazing control, balance and exquisite hand movements. Great story telling too, entertaining and amusing. Nice 2 support promotion of local culture which was almost wiped out.
• Submitted 17 Mar 2018
Good show.
• Submitted 21 Feb 2018
• Submitted 12 Feb 2018
Amazing spectacle! Young people studying their own dance and music culture that got lost during the 60' s. Very good meal was included. Tourists had to get there by themselves in time... No pick-up at hotels!
• Submitted 09 Feb 2018
This was such a beautiful show. I enjoyed every bit of it. The cast and crew do such a good job. A must see!
• Submitted 07 Jan 2018
Excellent show!
• Submitted 23 Nov 2017
The band of musicians and singers are excellent. The various dances like preying mantis, fishing, the great churning of the ocean by the Devas and Asuras wstched over by Vishnu, are all 10 minutes or so long and thus give the audience a range of styles and content of Cambodian traditional dance. Well worth it, good fun.
• Submitted 17 Nov 2017
This was fabulous! A variety of performances suitable for all ages with a powerful background to add. This was a real highlight of our trip and I would recommend it to everyone. Never have I seen performers enjoy themselves so much - such a pleasure !
• Submitted 26 Aug 2017
We were glad to book this show. The whole performance dancing, singing and music was very wonderful. We enjoyed the show very much. Thats something you shouldnt miss if you visit Cambodia.
• Submitted 22 Aug 2017
This dance show was a highlight of our time spent in Phnom Penh. The student performers create an atmosphere for the audience for fall in love with a piece of Cambodia's heritage. The costumes, dances, and music are all beautiful and full of life. Simply a must see.
• Submitted 29 Jul 2017
The story of how Cambodia almost lost its culture is heartbreaking. This show is a testament to the courage and resiliency of the Cambodian people. Very heartwarming to see how the music and dance is being saved for future generations to enjoy. I was moved by the performances. The show is very professionally staged and the dancers and musicians are superb. Please take the time to visit while you are in Phnom Penh...you will not be disappointed.
• Submitted 09 Jul 2017
A must do while in Phnom Penh!!
• Submitted 07 Jul 2017
This is a fantastic way to spend an hour to do - wonderful show and would highly recommend this to everyone. Easy booking via viator.
• Submitted 18 Jun 2017
Very beautiful show, the customs where also realy beautiful. Old stories of the harvest, fishing where performed by the dances. You realy should go to this show. It's not a tourist scam but a beatiful performance of cambodian culture.
• Submitted 20 May 2017
This was a fantastic look at the traditional Cambodian dance. It is wonderful to see young people keeping these traditions alive. The theater is comfortable and cool, with great views for everyone. I would highly recommend this experience.
• Submitted 29 Apr 2017
This was the most fabulous show, so so much more than I expected. The Pol Pot era in Cambodia had tragic consequences for artists of all persuasions, including musicians and dancers. Cambodian Living Arts is working to revitalise and grow the arts, and ensure that traditional dance and music is not lost by passing on the intricate skills to young Cambodians. Every dance was beautifully costumed, demonstrating the passion and skills of the performers. The accompanying music was energetic and engaged the audience, and the dancers were graceful and elegant, as well as being excellent actors, as they told the stories of the dances. It was so much fun - I'd love to go again!
• Submitted 19 Apr 2017
Excellent costumes and dancing. Very happy we managed to see this show...highly recommended!
• Submitted 08 Apr 2017
Very enjoyable and cute performance of a wide variety of Cambodian dances and stories. I greatly enjoyed the show. It was about an hour long, which is perfect for this type of entertainment. This is definitely not a tourist trap. While the audience was comprised entirely of tourists, the performance is of high quality and is worth the expense and time. Your ticket price also goes towards supporting a struggling tradition of Cambodian culture and fine arts.
• Submitted 14 Mar 2017
Very nice show contributing to the safeguard and make know Combodian traditional dances. All was fantastic: dances, music along with songs and costumes. Bravo to all the artists, technicians and director.
• Submitted 26 Feb 2017
A very beautiful performance from very talented dancers and musicians!
• Submitted 22 Feb 2017
Really enjoyed it. The traditional dancing and costumes were really good.
• Submitted 26 Dec 2016

In Brief

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
1 hour
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Family friendly
Enjoy a romantic night including dinner
See a show on Broadway
Likely to Sell Out
Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience