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Bambu Stage Siem Reap

Closes in 3 min: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Open today: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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See where Cambodian performance art is heading

I saw the Bambu Puppets show and the entire experience was more immersive than I expected. I came... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elena S
real connection with a cultural tradition

a shadow puppet experience that very successfully combines traditional and contemporary and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
wendy g
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Relax in a director's chair and enjoy a cool drink at our tropical garden theatre. It seats just 40 people. Watch a fun new take on a great tradition– the Cambodian Bambu Puppets. The twelve puppeteers have been working hard to revive an old...more
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Bamboo Street | Bamboo Street, Wat Damnak Village, Sala Komroeuk Commune, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It's no secret that Siem Reap - outside of the temples - is not exactly a tourist Mecca. When we were done with temples and wanted something else fun and interesting, we came to the Bambu Stage to watch the puppets. It's a great way...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I saw the Bambu Puppets show and the entire experience was more immersive than I expected. I came to see the traditional puppet theater and got to see that plus gain an understanding of the art form and how it is changing. The show uses...More

Thank Elena S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a shadow puppet experience that very successfully combines traditional and contemporary and interactive experiences. Beautiful environs delicately crafted puppets very friendly staff a wonderful experience

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a recent extended stay in Siem Reap, I was fortunate enough to attend a number of performances at Bambu Stage. The temple performance gives extraordinary insight into the remarkable history of Angkor Wat, and of temples in general around Cambodia. My first reaction was...More

Thank TimStitt
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We went to the Bambu puppets with our 9 and 7 year old children while we were staying in Siem Reap. We saw the show with traditional stories. The owners were so welcoming to the kids, letting them play with the puppets beforehand and explaining...More

1  Thank Cockerspanielfan
NicholasCoffill, General Manager at Bambu Stage Siem Reap, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Dear Cockerspanielfan, Im worries your canine preferences may have tainted your review,especially after the mention of Archie, the golden retriever at Bambu Stage. Nevertheless we can only thank you for your very generous and descriptive response. FYI and friends, we are booked out most of...More

Reviewed 17 July 2018

What a wonderful night giving historical background to the reason temples are built as they are. Followed by an amazing meal. You need to visit and support local artists.More

Thank Phil L
NicholasCoffill, Manager at Bambu Stage Siem Reap, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Hello Phil L, thanks for the five thumbs-up. In fact we hope these next few months to make some good upgrades to TEMPLES DECODED, showing more information about how the great Angkor city really worked as a functioning metropolis. Currently the show focuses on religious...More

Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

A wonderful welcome awaits you with a chance to handle the puppets and interact with the players. The show itself is absolutely enchanting. The skill of the puppeteers is very impressive. Loved it and may even go again. The after dinner meal was extensive and...More

Thank Lekkerleks
NicholasCoffill, General Manager at Bambu Stage Siem Reap, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Lekkerleks HeLLO! we LOVE the capitals FAB-U-LOUS EVENING!. Nothing much else to say. Enjoy your travels, The Puppet Crew WAb, Soran, Lorm, Kea, Keo, Alic, Makara, Leang, Sophea & Senheang

Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

I have attended the three shows (shadow puppets, Snap and Temples decoded) and have been absolutely captivated by the storytelling. Temples Decoded is a playful sharing of knowledge. Half show, half workshop, it aims to represent the main axes of the construction of Angkorian temples...More

Thank Franzzzi
NicholasCoffill, General Manager at Bambu Stage Siem Reap, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Dear Franzzzi, with so many zzzz,s, you were not sleeping during the show, were you? In fact three shows! Your a real trooper for theater and 'playful knowledge'- so next time you come youll get VIP treatment. Pat the puppet perhaps? Glasss of cool wine?...More

Reviewed 9 July 2018

We attended the puppet making workshop as well as the puppet show - both were interactive and fun activities! Highly recommended! The staff was helpful and open in sharing their craft.

Thank dcr1232016
NicholasCoffill, Owner at Bambu Stage Siem Reap, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

HELLO dcr1232016, thanks for the great review of the puppet making workshop at Bambu Stage- its great you enjoyed carrying on the tradition and we hope it helps you push your creative boundaries! In Craft We Trust. Soran ,Kea and the workshop team

Reviewed 7 July 2018

Top 3 reasons to visit Siem Reap - ALL ranking at #1: Temples of Angkor Wat, Phare Cambodian Circus (see my review on this), and Bambu Stage Shadow Puppet Show My 15 year-old niece and I traveled throughout 4 SE Asian Countries in the last...More

Thank Wanderlust_Wahine
NicholasCoffill, Owner at Bambu Stage Siem Reap, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Top 3 reasons to visit Siem Reap Good evening Wanderlust_Wahine, what a fantastic review of the shadow puppet theatre and BUFFALO STORY. Your enthusiasm has left us breathless and proud. We hope you and your niece enjoy diving into the sunsets for ever and a...More

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576wendyn
24 January 2017|
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Response from NicholasCoffill | Property representative |
Hello, we are planning to close in April for major renovations and upgrade to our site. It is the hottest month in Siem Reap, so after a wonderful high season of great reviews, we're having a brief holiday and reopening with... More
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Joanne o
23 January 2017|
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Hi Joanne, we do three shows- shadow puppets doing folk and modern inventive work Two TED-like talks using live media theatre to tell stories about Cambodia recent history and one about the temples. (im sorry about late... More
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Msmee8
22 January 2017|
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Response from NicholasCoffill | Property representative |
Yep, that's right. PUPPETS for 40 minutes The Live Media talks about 60 minutes. cheers, Nick
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