Chenla theater was built in the mid of 1960, and was abandoned during the Pol Pot war period between 1975 - 1979. After being liberated from the Khmer Rouge regime in 1979, it was renamed as "Phnom Penh Theater".

The theater has now been renovated into a modern international standard facility, and was given a new name "Phnom Penh Cultural Center" prioritized in providing the most elegant and convenient premises in town perfect for all kind of business or social functions.

See photos before the renovation

The renovation of the Chenla theater is funded by Canadia Bank.


Phnom Penh Cultural Center occupies 10,800 square meters with pleasant environment and advanced equipments such as acoustic, air-conditioning, fire extinghuisher and lightning.