Bambu Stage is a platform for performing arts in Cambodia—a performance venue with daily shows, a workshop space for Cambodian puppeteers, and a gathering space for artists and art lovers. We operate as a social enterprise and collaborate closely with NGOs, other social enterprises, and ethical businesses in the community.
We have two key priorities:
First: to change perceptions about the history, culture, and issues that affect Cambodia. When we’re more informed, we become better travelers.
Second: to nurture local talent in professional, technical, and artistic collaboration. Our artists are performers, and also undergo training in set design, lighting, sound, stage management, costuming, arts management, marketing, and promotion.
Ultimately, our goal is to contribute to a sustainable arts sector in Cambodia and create an environment for artists and art entrepreneurs to thrive.
Our 2017/2018 season includes three original shows: Bambu Puppets, Temples Decoded, and SNAP! 150 Years of Photography in Cambodia. Each show is unique, combining traditional art forms with contemporary techniques to give new insights into Cambodia’s past.
Jon de Rule