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Sala Chalermkrung Royal Theatre

Established over 90 years ago in 1933 through the financial support of King Prajadhipok, the Sala Chalermkrung stands as a poignant gift from the monarch to the Thai people amidst the political unrest of the era. Originally conceived as a modern cinema, it served as a symbol of joy and commemorated the 150th anniversary of Bangkok's founding, meticulously planned by the King himself. Since its inception, Sala Chalermkrung has evolved into a vibrant hub of entertainment, catering to the burgeoning demographic of evening revelers.

Today, the Royal Sala Chalermkrung Theater primarily serves as a bastion for preserving traditional Thai performing arts and dances. It is particularly renowned for its portrayal of Khon, an intricate masked and danced dramatic art recognized as UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage. Khon performances seamlessly blend graceful dance movements, captivating instrumental and vocal renditions, and elaborate costumes. These performances narrate the tales of Rama, the revered hero and embodiment of the god Vishnu, who champions order and justice in the world. Note that visitors to the Temple of the Emerald Buddha can enjoy complimentary entry to one of these captivating shows, with transportation provided.

Originally established as an ancient amphitheater, Sala Chalermkrung has been an integral part of Bangkok's cultural landscape for over 80 years. Initially serving as a venue for screening international films, it has gracefully transitioned into the national amphitheater for Thai classical dance. Today, it stands as one of the few remaining bastions dedicated to preserving Thailand's rich artistic heritage in all its forms.

Practical information about Sala Chalermkrung Royal Theatre

The Sala Chalermkrung Royal Theater gives small performances every day that show the different theatrical arts and dances of Thailand. Times: 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Price: 100 THB or included in the Wat Phra Kaew entrance ticket.
There are special buses waiting in front of the Grand Palace at the exit to take you to the theater (about fifteen minutes journey). First bus at 12 p.m. and then every quarter of an hour until 15 minutes before the show time.
To find out about other shows at Sala Chalermkrung, consult the show calendar on the theater website: salachalermkrung. comor call 02-224-4499. Another option is to book through Thai Ticket Major at or by calling 02-262-3456.

How to get to Sala Chalermkrung Royal Theatre ?

To get to Sala Chalermkrung Royal Theater, the most convenient way is to take the MRT subway and get off at Sam Yot station.
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