7 Best Performing Arts Venues in Bangkok, Thailand

Silom Village

Silom Fodor's choice

This block-size complex, open daily from 11 to 11:30, presents classical dance performances and has a restaurant that serves all the Thai favorites. It appeals largely to foreigners, but also draws some Thais, too. 

National Theatre

Old City

Classical Thai dance-drama known as khon can usually be seen here on Fridays and Saturdays at 1:30 and 5 pm.

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Sala Chalerm Krung Royal Theatre

Phra Nakhon

A former student at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris designed this theater, which opened in 1933, in a style that might best be described as Thai deco. The venue hosts traditional khon dance-drama Monday through Friday, five times a day starting at 10:30 am.

Sala Rim Naam

Across from the Mandarin Oriental, Sala Rim Naam stages a beautiful dance show nightly at 7:45, accompanied by a touristy dinner.

Siam Niramit

Huai Khwang

This 2,000-seat theater presents Journey to the Enchanted Kingdom of Siam, a history of Thailand told in words and music. The 80-minute performance begins at 8 pm nightly. 

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19 Tiamruammit Rd., Bangkok, 10310, Thailand
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Rate Includes: B1,500; with dinner B1,850

Thailand Cultural Center

Huai Khwang

The center hosts local and international performing artists, including opera companies, symphony orchestras, and modern dance and ballet troupes.