AttractionsOn the night that Alcazar theatre reopened, all tickets were immediately snapped up.

It’s showtime: Pattaya’s famous cabaret shows make a return

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The cabaret’s performers expressed eagerness to return back on stage after the pandemic upended their lives.
The cabaret’s performers expressed eagerness to return back on stage after the pandemic upended their lives. Photo Credit: Facebook/Alcazar Cabaret Show Pattaya

Tickets to the Alcazar’s famed cabaret shows in Pattaya sold out the night the theatre finally reopened for the first time in over two years, following Thailand’s lifting of restrictions on entertainment venues, pubs and bars on 1 June.

Domestic and international tourists alike flocked to the Alcazar Cabaret Show theatre to catch its extravagant shows featuring glamorous performers with elaborate costumes. Pawin Phettrakul, Alcazar executive, was reported by the Bangkok Post as saying that the response exceeded his expectations.

Majority of the audience comprised Indians, Vietnamese, and South Korean nationals, along with Thai visitors as well.

Despite the show selling out on its reopening day, Pawin doesn’t hold onto hopes that it will surpass pre-pandemic levels. Instead, he hopes that there will be more entertainment venues and attractions in Pattaya, alongside the beach and other natural attractions, to attract a greater number of tourists.

The Bangkok Post quoted Pawin as saying that if more entertainment venues reopened like before, more tourists would return to Pattaya, considering that tourists were complaining about the lack of places to visit in the city currently.

The show’s performers are happy to be back in the spotlight once again, telling the Bangkok Post that after the theatre was ordered to shut due to the pandemic, they were forced to find other jobs to make a living, such as working as servers or being self-employed.

As of 6 June, Alcazar Cabaret Show Pattaya announced on its Facebook page that it will only operate four days a week — Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday — with two shows daily at 5.30pm and 7pm.

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