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Thailand Travel : Theatres

 

NATIONAL THEATRE NATIONAL THEATRE
The official arts centre for Thai classical performances, the theatre hosts regular concerts and special shows. Located on Na Phra That Road next to the National Museum. Call 0 2224 1342 for a current programme.

THAILAND CULTURAL CENTRE
A fully-integrated venue for social, educational and cultural activities equipped with a state-of-the-art acoustic system and located on Ratchadaphisek Road. Opera, ballet, concerts and multi-lingual confer­ences are all hosted here. The Centre is also home to a permanent exhibi­tion on the history of the Thai people. Open Monday- Friday from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, the exhibition reveals how lifestyles and the Thai cultural identity have evolved through the ages. Call 0 2247 0028 ext 103 for a current programme.

CHALERM KRUNG ROYAL THEATRE
An historic venue for Thai dance performances, concerts and plays as well as occasional international film festivals, located on New Road near the Old Siam Plaza. Call 0 2225 8757-8 or 0 2222 1325 for a current programme.

BANGKOK PLAYHOUSE
Apart from hosting contemporary plays, this private theatre also serves as an exhibition space for contempo­rary artists of all kinds, from per­forming arts such as music, mime and puppetry to visual arts such as painting and sculpture. Located on New Phetchaburi Road. Call 0 2679 8548, 0 2319 7641-4 for a current programme.

PATRAVADI THEATRE
This outdoor theatre is the brainchild of one of Thailand's most outstanding actors and dancers, Patravadi Mejudhon. The theatre has gained popularity with avant-garde audiences through its modern adaptations of classical Asian litera­ture, with each play demonstrating an ingenious blend of theatrical techniques. Shows are on weekends. Located in Soi Wat Rakhang on Thon Buri. Call 0 2412 7287-8.

 

Cultural organisations

  • Alliance Francaise Bangkok Tel: 0 2213 2122-3
  • AUA (American University Alumni) Tel: 0 2251 1607
  • British Council, tel: 0 2252 6136-8
  • Cultural Information Service Centre Tel: 0 2247 0028
  • Dante Alighieri (Italian Thai Cultural Association) Tel: 0 2258 1778
  • Goethe Institute (Thai German Cultural Foundation) Tel: 0 2287 0942
  • Japan Cultural Centre Tel: 0 2260 8560-4
  • Pridi Bhanomyong Institute Tel: 0 23813860-1
  • Siam Society, tel: 0 26616470-77

 

 

 

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