Cabaret Shows in Hua Hin
Visitors to Hua Hin may not be aware that the local entertainment scene includes various shows such as cabaret, theatre, dance, and international comedy acts. These are usually held at specialist venues such as the Vic Theatre and Cicada Market, and make an important contribution to Hua Hin’s small but thriving cultural events calendar. Besides the ongoing events, there are occasionally specials so check out the local guides and listings.
Theatre and Dance
Theatre, dance and martial arts are on display at the SASI Restaurant and dinner theatre located in Nong Kae, just outside Hua Hin on the way to Khao Takiab. The shows are on nightly and visitors can enjoy a meal and various traditional and contemporary dances such as classical Thai, sword and mask routines. Open on Tuesdays to Sundays, the show and a meal will set you back 750 baht. Performances start daily at around 7 p.m.
Telephone +66 (0)81 880 4004.
The Vic Hua Hin is a modern theatre complex and art gallery that regularly hosts dance, drama and musical performances by local and visiting groups. Founded in 2010 by the well known Thai actress, producer and playwright Patravadi Mejudhon, the Vic has become known for its innovative, exciting and professional productions. The theatre is closely associated with the Patravadi High School, which contributes to the ongoing events. Check the Vic website for more details.
Telephone +66 (0)32 827 814.
Over at Cicada Market in Nong Kae (Khao Takiab), The Venue@Suansri is a fantastic weekend venue that has dance, musical, comedy and theatre productions set in an outdoor amphitheatre style performance area called “The Art of Act”. There’s a wealth of unique entertainment happening every week at this popular location.
Telephone +66 (0)80 536 606.
There’s plenty of laughs to be had at the Punchline Comedy Club, which has hosted internationally known and respected stand-up comedians. Events have previously taken place at the Hot Property office in the town centre but this venue is likely to change in the future. Check the Punchline website (www.punchlinecomedy.com) for the latest event information and other interesting facts about the club’s history and past shows.
The Hilton hotel on Naresdamri Road hosts the inimitable Nris Magic Show in a small theatre between Thursdays and Sundays at 8 p.m. Hailed as Hua Hin’s finest magician, Nris Pakdeephubest performs quite an impressive magic show and encourages audience members to get involved. The magic tricks themselves are expertly done. Tickets are 400 baht for adults and 200 baht for children.
Telephone +66 (0)83 503 0999