Of all the recreational activities in Bangkok, nightly shows featuring great and grandiose performances are of great preference. Some of these shows are gaining popularity real quick, for they meet the tastes of the majority of the audience. Now, let’s discover top 8 best live shows in Bangkok you can’t miss.
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To make it easy for you to find the perfect match for your taste in 2017, we have made our list of the best shows in Bangkok, in accordance with the reviews of those who’ve watched these shows in 2016. Time to explore these splendid, best performances with us!
Siam Niramit Bangkok
This can be described as a demonstration of Thai history and “spirit” by means of entertainment. Siam Niramit is the perfect show for you to discover and admire the richness of Thai culture. Siam Niramit’s breathtaking performances featuring hundreds of dancers and musicians with unique props will give you breathless astonishment.
Plus, you will be overwhelmed by “the highest stage in the world” recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records. Real boats on the river and the dancers are like the fairy “surfing” down from the ceiling will also bring you excitement. Brilliant is all you can say about the show! And you can enjoy a good dinner while watching the show. Sounds good?
Siam Niramit Show Bangkok
Location: Tiamruammit Road, opposite Thailand Cultural Centre
Address: 19 Tiamruammit Road, Khwaeng Huai Khwang, Khet Huai Khwang, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10310, Thailand
Telephone: +66 2 649 9222
Opening hours: Daily, 5.30 p.m. – 10.00 p.m. Show is at 20.00 pm. daily The additional show will be announced in advance.
Entrance fees (Ticket price): Prices charged at the theatre are as follows.
Show only: Adult: 1,500 / Child: 1,500 / Toddler: Free
Show + Dinner: Adult: 1,850 / Child 1,710 / Toddler Free7 persons): 1,600 THB
Child rate: Height between 90 and 140 cm
Toddler: Children under 90 centimeters tall enter free if they share a seat with one of their parents.
How to get there? Free bus service offered by Siam Niramit, pick-up point: MRT Station at Thai Cultural Center, from 5.30 pm onwards.
Muay Thai Live: The Legend Lives
If you’re not into the traditional performance of dancers in Siam Niramit, then find your way to Asiatique to see the Muay Thai Lives show. Toned male dancers from the show feature the national martial arts of Thailand – muay. There comes muay’s moves and great martial arts fight like it is in the real battle with swords and sticks. All will make you feel like you’re watching a martial arts film using aesthetic sense in the most authentic way.
But this is more of a martial arts show, for it also includes Thai ingenious history in a pleasing way. With tales of the heroes fighting the enemy without weapons or the brave public servants on their duty, this is a truly majestic performance that Thai people, with exquisite taste, bring to visitors as a cultural gift filled with pride.
Muay Thai Live show
Address: 2194 Charoen Krung Rd, Bang Kho Laem, Khet Bang Kho Laem, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10120, Thailand (Location: THE STAGE Theatre, Asiatique’s stage on Riverfront, Chareonkrung Soi 74-76)
Opening Hours: The show can be seen Tuesday through Sunday from 8 pm until 9.30 pm (closed Monday). Taking photos is not allowed.
Telephone: +66 2 108 5999
Entrance fees: Ticket prices are:
Adults: Standard seat 1,200 Baht / Premium seat 1,500 Baht
Children, between 90 and 120 centimeters tall: 500 Baht Standard or Premium seat, same as parents
Children, Under 90 centimeters tall: Free, if they share a seat with a parent
How to get there? Take BTS at Saphan Taksin and then the shuttle boat at the port. Alternatively, tell your taxi driver to go to Asiatique.
Calypso Cabaret Show
The cabaret show is quite popular among those who know something about Thailand. As a showcase of the “ladyboys”, there are hundreds of shows at all levels. Once in Bangkok, do not miss the most spectacular, glamorous and of course, the best cabaret show – Calypso.
Calypso is located in the same area with the Muay Thai Lives at Asiatique, on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. While Muay is strong and masculine, Calypso is, on the other hand, charming and appealing. The dance moves, sexy moves or seductive acts all come from the real guys.
Do you think you can recognize their masculine features on a closer look? Well, it’s almost impossible!
Calypso Cabaret Show Bangkok
Address: 2194 Charoenkrung 72-76 Rd Khwaeng Wat Phraya Krai, Khet Bang Kho Laem, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10120, Thailand
Phone: +66 2 688 1415
Opening hours & show times: The Calypso Bangkok theater opens daily. There are 2 shows, the first one starts at 8.15 pm, the second at 9.45 pm. Thai dinner and traditional dance start at 6.30 pm and at 8.30 pm.
Entrance fees: Ticket prices at Calypso ticket booths are:
Cabaret show only: Adult: 1,200 / Child: 600
Thai dinner & Thai dance: Adult: 800 / Child: 500
Cabaret + Thai dinner & Thai dance: Adult: 2,000 / Child 1,200
Child rate: not over 120 cm
The fee for the cabaret shows includes one drink, choice of beer, whiskey, tea, coffee, gin & tonic, water or coke.
How to get there? Take BTS Line 3, Silom to Saphan Taksin Station; the exit is towards the river, then follow the signs to Asiatique Port. Take the Asiatique boat, then follow the directions to House Number 3.
Golden Dome Cabaret Show
On the long list of Bangkok’s most famous cabaret shows, the Golden Dome is a brand new one. Though not being able to compete with Calypso on both scale and history, yet the “Golden Dome” can be compared to the Miss Universe pageant. As “ladyboys” dressing in gorgeous gowns like queens, you will have the perfect insight about the cabaret show. If you want to experience a real night entertainment, try the Golden Dome.
Golden Dome Cabaret Show Bangkok
Address: Address: 252/2 Soi Yoocharern Rachadapisek Road Huay Khwang, Bangkok 10310 Thailand
Opening Hours: 10AM–9:30PM (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
Showtimes: 17:00 / 19:00 / 21:00
Phone: +66 2 692 8202
Ticket price: 260-390 THB
How to get there? Take taxi from MRT Sutthisan Station
Nanta Show (Nanta Cooking Show Bangkok)
Appealing “Ladyboys” aside, the Nanta show has its speciality that attracts visitors from all over the world. This is the story of chefs trying to prepare a tantalizing party but it is spoiled by the careless nephew of the manager. The plot is somewhat sesious at first, but within just a few minutes, you will burst in laughters.
Sit down and enjoy 90 minutes of entertainment filled with laughters: the cheeky cook who turns himself into a dummy, kitchen utensils that out of suddent become instruments to perform fun music. All will make you have the most of your night!
Nanta Show Bangkok
Address: 31/9 Soi Soonvijai, New Petchburi Rd, Bang Kapi, Huai Khwang, RCA Plaza Bldg, 1F, Bangkok 10310, Thailand
Phone: +66 2 641 4407 / +662-641-4407(-09)
Opening hours & show times
The show plays daily except Mondays, starting at 8 pm.
Taking photos or video recording is not allowed during the show.
Duration: 1h 40m
Entrance fees: Ticket prices at the Nanta Theatre are:
Standard seat 1,300 / Royal seat 1,600
Prices are the same for adults and children.
Children under 80 centimeters tall join free if they share a seat with a parent.
How to get there? By taxi to RCA Plaza Bldg. Or by MRT to Phetchaburi, the nearest station
Bangkok is famous for its lively and wild nightlife with its sleek shows, nightclubs and bars in every corner. And fascinating night markets selling everything you need, splendid ships of the night gliding over the sparkling water. This city has never failed to entertain its visitors, regardless of ages. That said, when you choose to come to Bangkok in 2017, you should definitely enjoy these shows!