Ladyboy shows offer some of the finest night-time entertainment in Bangkok with shows that are jam-packed with glitz, glam and a touch of humor. The performers are world-class and the draw-card for busloads of tourists every night.

    We have selected some of the most popular Bangkok's cabaret shows for you. Most have at least 2 shows every night, and after the shows, you'd be able to take photographs of your favorite performers (generous tips are politely encouraged).

    • Nightlife

    Founded in 1988, Calypso Cabaret has long been hailed as one of the cabaret pioneers in Thailand. Located within Asiatique The Riverfront, Calypso Cabaret delivers extravagant Broadway-style shows, as well as Thai classical dance, a comical Geisha repertoire, and Chinese ballads. Two showtimes take place every day, so it’s a good idea to book ahead as seats get filled up very quickly, especially on weekends.

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    Location: Asiatique The Riverfront (Warehouse 3), 2194 Charoenkrung 72-76 Rd, Prayakrai, Bangkorlaem, Bangkok 10120, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 7.30 pm to 8.40 pm and from 9 pm to 10.10 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)2 688 1415


    Playhouse Cabaret

    • Nightlife

    Playhouse Cabaret is a family-friendly ladyboy show in Bangkok, with stints in Phuket and Chiang Mai. While you’ll see plenty of feather boas and sequins, the hour-long show stands out from most transvestite cabarets as it emphasizes on showmanship (excuse the pun), with plenty of laugh-out-loud moments, instead of erotic dancing. There are over 10 separate acts, during which you’ll enjoy renditions of Christina Aguilera, Tina Turner, Michael Jackson, Swan Lake, and a comedy compere who keeps the laughs coming.

    Location: Shanghai Mansion Bangkok, 479 481 Yaowarat Rd, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand

    Open: Monday–Friday from 8 pm to 9.10 and from 9.30 pm to 10.40 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)2 221 2140


    Golden Dome Cabaret

    • Nightlife

    Golden Dome Cabaret is an hour-long ladyboy show in Bangkok’s Ratchada area. The theatre hosts 4 shows a day (3pm, 4.30pm, 6.30pm and 8.15pm). The best way to get there is by taking the MRT to Sutthisan Station. From there, you can either catch a taxi or just walk to Sutthisan Road (which takes 10 to 15 minutes).

    Location: 252/5 Soi Ratchadaphisek 18, Huai Khwang, Bangkok 10310, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 3 pm to 9.15 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)2 692 8214

    Paul Smith | Compulsive Traveler

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