from Siem Reap City, Cambodia
Few Seats Left
Week of December 4 – 10
This performance has live sign-interpretation.
Week of December 11 – 17
Get to know the performers and creative team at a Talk-Back!
Week of December 18 – 24
Live audio-description provided
Week of December 25 – 31
Nourish your soul and savor Cambodia’s artistic heritage with a circus that celebrates healing and joy… and rice, known throughout Southeast Asia as White Gold. Founded by refugees, Phare brings to the stage the special gifts of Cambodian culture, which nearly disappeared at the hands of the Khmer Rouge. Cheer hypnotic dance, mesmerizing music and dramatic live painting mixed with juggling, tumbling, teeterboard and other circus arts dating back twelve hundred years. It’s a transporting treasure for the whole family!
Witness something incredible.
Please note that the New Victory is temporarily relocating for three productions this fall due to some reconstruction in our home theater. Because of this, all performances of White Gold will take place at Stage 42 instead of the New Victory Theater.
Learn about this short-term change.
The show on stage is just one act of your family’s visit! Come early and stay late for free lobby activities and kid-friendly amenities—part of the New Victory experience.
In 1994, two decades after the brutal Khmer Rouge abolished all forms of art in Cambodia, eight refugees established the Phare Performing Arts School. They launched Phare Circus in 2013 to support the school, and it has become a major tourist attraction in Siem Reap, Cambodia’s second largest city. Each month they present seven different shows, each of which tell the stories of this formerly war-torn nation through song, dance and acrobatics.
Agathe Olivier, Molly Saudek
Juggling and Choreographer
Let’s create art that honors the cultural food traditions of our loved ones, inspired by both White Gold and rice.
Our facilities and programs
We strive to make our programs, performances and spaces accessible.
FREE Lobby Activities
Come early or stay late for artful activities and crafts!
Explore the arts from home!
Flex your creativity and stretch your imagination.