Top 6 Shows in Bangkok You Should Watch Once In A Lifetime

June 28, 2022 - 8173 views

Your visit to Bangkok will not be complete if you miss the unique shows and performances. Here are the top 6 must-see Bangkok shows that are worth a try once in a lifetime!

As we all know, Thailand is a favorite country for many international visitors. Coming to this small but fascinating country, you will have a chance to discover countless fascinating places and enjoy the endless source of local cuisine. When visiting Thailand, you should learn about the nightlife in the beautiful cities. For example, Bangkok has a massive reputation for its vibrant nightlife with night bars, clubs, and markets.

Out of all the great entertainment activities, amazing night shows and performances are something you do not want to miss. There are various fantastic shows in Thailand to watch, and BestPrice Travel will take you through the 6 best Bangkok shows for your bucket list! So let’s read on!

1. Bangkok Calypso Cabaret Show

  • Address: 2194 Charoen Krung Rd, Wat Phraya Krai, Bang Kho Laem, Bangkok
  • Showtime: 6:00 pm onwards
  • Duration: About 2 hours (Dance & Dinner: 45 min, Cabaret Show: 70 min)

Your Bangkok experience wouldn't be complete without enjoying the Calypso Cabaret Show, an especially notable theatrical show. This beautiful show takes place every night at Asiatique The Riverfront with the participation of charming transgender artists. It has been organized for about three decades and still keeps much attraction of visitors until now.

If we have to use four words to describe this show, they would be "exciting", "lively", "professional", and "humor-filled". In addition to being inspired by rock & rock and pop culture, this beautiful show also is inspired by Chinese love songs, English show tunes, traditional Japanese music, and Korean pop. Moreover, all transgender performers do their best to offer the most memorable experiences to tourists worldwide.

Bangkok Calypso Cabaret Show

Bangkok Calypso Cabaret Show

2. Siam Niramit Show

  • Address: Siam Niramit Theater - 19 Tiamruammit Road, Huay Kwang, Bangkok 10320
  • Showtime: 8:00 pm every day
  • Duration: 80 minutes (without intermission)

Various foreigners consider Siam Niramit is one of the experiences not to be missed in Bangkok for many good reasons. So what is it exactly?

It is a performance that shows the culture and arts of this beautiful country. Furthermore, it is an elaborate performance with more than a hundred performers who are well trained to encourage full submersion. The fact of the matter is that some people even compare it to shows seen in Paris and New York and say it is a spectacle to behold. This show perfectly combines tradition and technology since it showcases Thai culture and arts utilizing the latest technology. So, overall, it is not just spectacular but genuinely entertaining.

Siam Niramit Bangkok Show

Siam Niramit Bangkok Show

3. Muay Thai Live

  • Address: The Stage Theatre, Asiatique The Riverfront, 2194 Charoen Krung Rd, Bang Kho Laem, Bangkok 10120
  • Showtime: Tuesday - Sunday from 8:00 pm (closed on Mondays)
  • Duration: 90 minutes

Muay Thai Live is a beautiful combination of an exciting, dramatic show and great performances with the ancient martial art of Muay Thai boxing. This 90-minute show offers an enjoyable visual feast and will be great for visitors who want to gain an insight into Thai culture. This show will conjure up Muay Thai's greatest heroes,  spanning 300 years, from the origins to the present day, via a series of tales. 

Here, you will have the opportunity to admire Muay Thai's greatest heroes, such as the Tiger King in Disguise to the Prisoner with Eight Limbs, the Warrior of Broken Swords, and many more! Additionally, this show has added two Muay Thai bouts after the performance, enhancing your total Muay Thai experience. It is a must-see show for all ages! So do not leave Bangkok without enjoying it! 

Muay Thai Live Bangkok

Muay Thai Live Bangkok

4. Sala Rim Naam Dinner and Show

  • Address: Chao Phraya River, 780/488 Charoen Krung Road, Bang Kho Laem, Bangkok
  • Showtime: Lunch Buffet: 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM; Dinner A La Carte/ Set menu: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Duration: 3 hours (approximately)

Visit the legendary Mandarin Oriental Hotel – one of the finest luxury hotels in Bangkok, to receive a unique experience. From the hotel, you can cross the Chao Phraya River by a Thai-style teak boat to the hotel's famed Sala Rim Naam Restaurant.

Here, you will immerse yourself in a set menu with delicious Thai dishes in a luxury dining atmosphere. In addition, you also have the opportunity to see the charming décor of the Thai-style pavilion with its pitched roof, polished teakwood, and high ceilings. Combining these elements will give you the feeling of a Thai wat or temple.

During your dinner, you will enjoy an approximate cultural performance on stage that lasts about an hour. It includes classical mock battles, Thai dances, and scenes from popular Thai folklore. You will be surprised and delighted to see the stylized movements and elaborate costumes of the graceful dancers as they perform. So there is no denying that it will be the most lavish and dazzling dinner of your life.

Sala Rim Naam Dinner And Show

Sala Rim Naam Dinner And Show

5. Nanta Show

  • Address: No.99/6-9 Rim Klong Bangkapi Road, Bangkapi Sub-District, Huaykwang District, Bangkok
  • Showtime: 8:00 pm (Tuesday - Sunday)
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes (approximately)

Nanta show is a famous cooking show around the world. This show originates from Korea and is performed and held in many places. In 2013, the show first appeared in Bangkok and became the most exciting entertainment program here.

Nanta show is not a cooking lesson! Absolutely not! It's an entertainment show set up like a comedy. Artists will use kitchen utensils to play music. The show revolves around the three chefs who are struggling with the task of preparing dishes for a wedding party. Throughout the 90 minutes, you'll have plenty of laughs because of this show's extreme humor.

The entire stage is designed as a giant kitchen. Artists will demonstrate cooking techniques with cutting boards, knives, and fire. One of the program's highlights is the music played with kitchen tools such as a cutting board and a knife, salt pot, tray, pot lid, etc. All of these are very familiar things to us but have become unique instruments thanks to the efforts of the whole program crew.

Nanta Show Bangkok

Nanta Show Bangkok

6. Golden Dome

  • Address: 252/5 Ratchadapisek Rd. Soi 18 (Soi Yoocharern) Huai Khwang, Bangkok
  • Showtime: First show: 4:00 pm, Second show: 6:00 pm, Third show: 8:15 pm
  • Duration: 70 minutes

When it comes to the must-see Bangkok Shows, it would be remiss not to mention the Golden Dome show. Golden Dome Cabaret Show is a unique stage you should try to attend once you come to Thailand. 

This evening show brings you performance art values dating back to the 16th century, creating a charming vintage atmosphere. This element will be beautifully combined with modern techniques to keep the audience captivated until the end. You can feel the glamor and sparkle of Bangkok at the Golden Dome show with its meticulous attention to detail in costumes, music, lighting, and even fascinating artists.

It will be a wonderful experience to see the talented Ladyboys perform in glamorous and charming costumes. In addition, You will have a chance to take a selfie with these stars when the tour ends. So let’s take this opportunity! Surely this will be an interesting night with many great things for you and your family or friends during the trip.

Golden Dome Bangkok

Golden Dome Bangkok

So we've taken you through the top 6 must-see Bangkok shows that can perfect your Bangkok visit. A picture is always worth a thousand words, right? So contact BestPrice Travel right now for the best deal on Bangkok tours to see these unique shows for yourself. We bet you'll be blown away, surprised, and delighted by these shows.

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I can't seem to find a way to book the Siam Niramit Show in Bangkok. I usually try to buy from directly from the source, which I cannot find. So checked the major sellers that popped up on a google search (tripadvisor, getyourguide, etc) and none show it. Lead me to believe it may no longer be showing in Bangkok? Thanks

@Patricia Feeley:

Hi! We've just checked with our team in Thailand. The show has just closed and it seems like a permanent decision. However, there's are many other interesting shows in Bangkok, you can consider to book tickets for Calypso Cabaret Show which is the most famous show here at present.

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