Phuket may be famous for its beaches, but there is so much more to see and do on Thailand’s largest island. For a break from the beach resorts, head inland to The Junkyard Theatre for a memorable evening of extravagant entertainment.
Experience a night of comedy, dance, music and mayhem at Phuket’s wildest cabaret
Tagged as the wildest creative theatre experience in Asia, The Junkyard Theatre is an exciting live theatre performance which explores Thai taboos in a hilarious, tongue-in-cheek parody of Phuket.
A new wave of bold and creative entertainment built on the principle of sustainability, the theatre performance provides an enticing overload for the senses in a mix of mad hat variety performances inspired by the Asian and expat experience.
Featuring elaborate sets, jaw-dropping musical performances, and imaginative costumes which combine Thai and Western influences, The Junkyard Theatre delivers an entirely unique experience to its guests. Well-written scripts, profound punchlines, and an extremely talented cast backed by top-tier lighting and sound design set the stage for a lively, immersive show in an artistic atmosphere far away from Phuket’s tourist traps.
Beyond the glitz, glamour and kitsch, one thing that makes The Junkyard Theatre truly remarkable is its commitment to sustainability. In addition to its complete wow factor, the theatre is made from entirely recycled and repurposed materials which include car parts, old tyres and even vintage furniture. The creativity that has gone into the entire production of The Junkyard Theatre is unsurpassed.
Due to its mature nature, The Junkyard Theatre is not recommended for families with children under 18. However, if you are looking for something absolutely special while on holiday in Phuket, make sure to free up your Saturday evening. The highly entertaining show is not to be missed, and one that needs to be on every adult visitor to the island’s bucket list.
The GRIND Cafe
An open creative space, The GRIND Cafe is a bar and restaurant with eccentric charm and a relaxed atmosphere. While the kitchen provides the 3-course dinner for The Junkyard Theatre show, the cafe is open daily from 11:30 until 20:30. If you are not able to make the show, try to stop in at The GRIND Cafe anyway to indulge in flavourful light bites, delicious Thai meals and some of the island’s most refreshing drinks.
The GRIND Cafe is ideal for couples, friends and families looking for an out of the ordinary dining experience in Phuket.
Underwood Art Factory
Expect the unexpected at Underwood Art Factory, an iconic Phuket gallery which combines the wonders of a garage, working factory and art into an eclectic, awe-inspiring Instagram wonderland.
Underwood Art Factory is home to The Junkyard Theatre & The GRIND Cafe and is owned by the brilliantly creative Underwood family, who have called Phuket their home for decades.
More information about The Junkyard Theatre
The sensational spectacle of The Junkyard Theatre happens every Saturday at the Underwood Art Factory in Phuket. Show runtime is 2 hours and 30 minutes (including dinner). Suggested arrival time is 19:00, the show raises its curtains at 19:30 and the finale is at 22:00.
There are three ticket options for The Junkyard Theatre. The I’m Not Hungry ticket which includes the show only is priced at THB 1,500 per person. The show’s standard tickets, the Full Monty, are priced at THB 2,500 per person and include the show and a 3-course dinner. Note that vegan, halal and other dietary options are available. The much sought-after VIP Up Close & Personal tickets are THB 3,999 per person and include a front-row table, 3-course dinner and free-flow drinks package.
To reserve tickets for Phuket’s wildest cabaret, email: email@example.com or call +66 (0) 61 174 3716.
Photos courtesy of The Junkyard Theatre
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A traveller and storyteller, Amy has lived on the island of Phuket since 2007. Adventurous by nature, she seeks out unique local experiences and off the beaten path attractions which truly highlight the island’s natural charm and Phuketian flavour.