Home for performing artists
In Thailand, the name Patravadi is synonymous
with the performing arts. It’s owner is Patravadi Mejudhon, a dynamic stage
performer, scriptwriter and theatre director and producer, who for more than
three decades has been a pioneering force in the local arts scene.
In 1992, Patravadi founded an independent
theatre. Since then, Patravadi Theatre has become widely known as an important
venue for staging a variety of productions, ranging from classical to
innovative and contemporary styles. Above all, the name Patravadi connotes an
enduring commitment to developing and promoting the performing arts and
performing artists in Thailand.
The theatre is located on the western side of the
famous Chao Phraya River in one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods. The
historical setting, opposite the river from the Grand Palace and adjacent to
the Royal Temple Wat Rakang, creates the perfect backdrop for Patravadi
theatre’s unique fusion of traditional Thai and International styles.
Visiting Patravadi theatre you will experience
the Thai life and activities of the artists. Patravadi Theatre produces
performances that are based on Thailand’s rich culture, skillfully combining
Thai classical and folk techniques with international elements to create an
entirely new style of contemporary Thai theatre.
Patravadi Theatre also offers a variety of
performances for special events from unique and intimate productions that will
surprise your friends, to large theatrical spectacles performed in classical,
modern or contemporary style. All productions are creatively designed and
performed to the highest standard by Patravadi’s skillful team of actors,
dancers and musicians.
Thai classical dance classes take place every
Saturday afternoon and drum classes on both Saturdays and Sundays. Foreigners
are welcome to participate for 100 Baht per class for Thai classical dance and
150 Baht for drum classes.
Every Sunday at 2 p.m. Patravadi Theatre stages
Dhamma Theater with meditation and yoga classes following.
Every Sunday evening enjoy health food in the
restaurant while watching young talents practicing their acts on the open
Moreover, there are comfortable rooms and small
apartments with kitchen in the compound if you would like to homestay in the