Thailand’s Ladyboys also called Katoeys are among the most beautiful transgenders in the world. The best Ladyboy show in Bangkok is Calypso Cabaret. It is the most famous transgender cabaret show in Bangkok running for over 28 years. It is housed in a 480-seat theater within the Asiatique riverfront entertainment complex. There are 2 daily shows at 20.15 & 21.45. The show is extravagant, featuring music and dance performances by a host of glamorous transgender performers.
There are songs by Lady GaGa, Elvis, Beyoncé, Geisha, and Chinese ballads. Also, a traditional Thai dance show. A popular part of the show is a comedy sketch which adds a touch of humor to the show. Note that the singing is not live but is lip-synced. The show is suitable for families and is great entertainment. The location at Asiatique is convenient as you can eat, drink and shop before and after the show. You can buy tickets online, at the box office or from booking agents.
Show tickets are available at the box office. There is also a pre-show dinner and show option. The price is 1500 baht for adults and 1200 baht for children. The dinner is a set Thai menu served in calypso’s own restaurant with a choice of regular, vegetarian or Muslim. Note that you need to request the vegetarian and Muslim options when booking. The dinner includes a Khon dancing show. The dinner times are 18.30 for the 20.15 show and 20.30 for the 21.45 show. You can book discounted tickets in advance online.
There is a host of drinking and dining options in the Asiatique complex as well as some good shopping.
Location: Asiatique The Riverfront, 2194 Charoenkrung 72-76 Rd, Bangkok.
Show only. Adults: 1200 baht. Child (under 120 cm): 600 baht. The tickets include a free drink
Show and dinner: Adults 1500 baht, Children 1200 baht.
Showtime: 20.15 & 21.45
BTS: Take BTS Skytrain to Saphan Taksin station (exit 2), go to the pier and take the Asiatique free shuttle boat. Calypso is located within the Asiatique complex in warehouse number 3.
Hotel Shuttle Boat: The following hotels offer a free shuttle boat service to Asiatique. Anantara, Shangri-La, Millennium Hilton, The Peninsula, Ramada, Chatrium, Oriental, Royal Orchid Sheraton.
Taxi: Take a taxi to Asiatique.