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Travel Guide > Central > Bangkok > History and Culture

Thai Theatre and Dance in Bangkok

The capital of Thailand, Bangkok is the natural hub for the kingdom's theatre and dance scene.
The capital offers a complete range of styles and approaches to theatre and dance, from the Likay, Khon and Lakon Nai classical forms available at institutions such as Chalerm Krung Royal Theatre and the National Theatre, to the highly contemporary productions offered at theatres such as Patravadi Theatre. If you are interested in the arts, Bangkok is a genuine treat.

Worth seeing

If you are in Bangkok for a longer vist, the following venues might be worth investiagtion.


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Chalermkrung Royal Theatre (Sala Chaloem Krung)

Opened in 1933, Chalermkrung Royal Theatre (Sala Chaloem Krung) specialises in performances of 'Khon' - traditional Thai dances of around two hours in duration which carry a storyline based on aspe...
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Hun Lakon Lek at Aksra Theatre

The Aksra Hoon Lakorn Lek is a performance of traditional Thai puppets that takes place at the Aksra Theatre, 3rd floor of King Power Complex Building on Soi Rang Nam. Aksra Theatre is one of the f...
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Patravadi Theatre

Founded by actress Miss Patravadi Mejudhon, Bangkok's first open-air theatre is located on the Thonburi side of the Chao Phraya River, directly opposite the Grand Palace and next to Wat Rakang - an...
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The National Theatre

Thailand's National Theatre predominantly shows Thai Classical drama and features performances of Khon - drama where players wear traditional Thai masks. These are truly wonderful productions; extr...
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