Cabaret shows featuring ladyboys and camp song and dance artistes are a superior visitor experience in Thailand. Cabaret shows are a feature of the tourist attractions in locations ranging from Phuket and Koh Samui to Pattaya and Chiang Mai. In Chiang Mai, there are currently five venues at which tourists are able to take in extravagant cabaret shows.
Last Updated: April 2019
Miracle Cabaret is just down a soi from the Mercure Hotel in the Chang Phuak area of Chiang Mai. A lot of care and thought has gone into the sets and the choreography. The song, dance, burlesque and comedy scenes are a real delight. The Miracle Cabaret Show Theatre can accommodate 400 people. The theatre got a makeover and new name in 2015. It had gone through several incarnations after beginning life as Simon Cabaret.
Miracle Cabaret Chiang Mai: #177, Chang Phuak Rd., A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50300 | Open: 20:00-21:30 (Daily) | Ticket: 800-1,000 B | Showtime: 20:30 (Daily) | Tel: +66 53 216 116-8 | Website | Facebook
The theatre staging the original Chiang Mai Cabaret Show enjoys a prime location in Anusarn Market. The cast of performers dressed in outrageous costumes keeps audiences enthralled with a collection of routines covering everything from imitations of famous people to fantasy spectaculars enacted to world music. The show of strength skit is a visual testament to the fact beauty can be combined with power.
Chiang Mai Cabaret Show: – Anusarn Market, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50100 | Ticket: 350 B | Showtime: 21:30 (Daily) | Tel: +66 85 249 9204 | Website | Facebook
The Siam Dragon Show launched in 2016 and added a pleasing addition to Chiang Mai’s options for ladyboy cabaret shows. During attractively arranged shows, the star performers showcase consummate skills at dancing, singing and mime. The stage at the 300-seat theatre is equipped with state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems to enhance the audience experience. Siam Dragon Shows are a daily event and the first performance is at 20:00. The theatre is located at the 12 Huay Kaew entertainment complex and is across the road from Kad Suan Kaew Shopping Centre.
Siam Dragon Show: #12, Huay Kaew Rd, T. Chang Phuak, Chiang Mai 50300 | Ticket: 600-900 B | Showtime: 20:00 (Daily) | Tel: +66 52 000 873-4 | Website | Facebook
The Ram Bar is nowadays Chiang Mai’s best known gay bar and is in the middle of the mini-gay district on Charoen Prathet Road Soi 6. Although not a theatre in the true sense of the word, the ladyboy and burlesque male performers lay on cabaret to rival that of other popular Thai cabaret shows. The Ram’s shows boast a mixture of dance, fun and burlesque. The audience is usually a mix of gay and straight. Added bonuses at the Ram Bar are a convivial atmosphere and a full list of drinks.
Ram Bar: #48, Soi 6, Charoen Prathet Rd, T. Chang Khlan, Chiang Mai 50300 | Open: 18:00-00:30 (Daily) | Showtime: 22:30 (Fri, Sat) | Tel: +66 85 034 5607 | Website | Facebook
When 6ixcret welcomed its first audience in mid-2018, it added a high adrenalin option to Chiang Mai’s ladyboy cabaret shows. 6ixcret’s cast of consummate professionals are talented and put on audience interactive shows which have won rave reviews. The shows at 6ixcret begin at 21:30 every evening. Admission is free, but patrons are required to order a minimum of two drinks to watch the performances.
6ixcret Show: #86-86/1, Sridonchai Rd, T. Chang Khlan, Chiang Mai 50300 | Open: 18:00-24:00 (Daily) | Showtime: 19:30 | Tel: +66 80 679 6897 | Website | Facebook