Colosseum transvestite cabaret opens with fanfare on Thepprasit Road

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The curtain has gone up on Asia’s largest transvestite cabaret show as top local and national government officials attended the grand opening of the Colosseum Show Pattaya.

Culture Minister Sonthaya Kunplome, Chaiyasit Shinawatra, advisor to the prime minister, and MPs, ministry and local officials cut the ribbon on the 400 million baht theater on Thepprasit Road.

Honored guests cut the ribbon to open the Colosseum Show Pattaya.Honored guests cut the ribbon to open the Colosseum Show Pattaya.

Located on 16 rai of land, the attraction is modeled after the Roman Coliseum, with a concrete and glass exterior, elevated stage and interior that can accommodate 1,250 people.

Montri Sachdev, director of the Colosseum promises that the shows will be the most spectacular ever seen anywhere.Montri Sachdev, director of the Colosseum promises that the shows will be the most spectacular ever seen anywhere.

Manager Aphinant Bunyaung said the facility offers 14 75-minute performances daily with spectacular lighting, sound and special effects.

The theater offers regular seating for 1,000 people with 250 extra seats added for three evening performances. The Colosseum offers 90 restrooms and full elevator access to its many floors.

Initially the target audience will be Thai tourists, with marketing done through domestic tour operators. Later marketing will be expanded to foreign tourists.

Ticket prices run 400-600 baht, but foreigners will be charged a higher price. The on-site parking lot accommodates 450 cars. A Thai-language website is available at ColosseumShowPattaya.com.

Aphinant Bunyaung, director of the Colosseum Show Pattaya, welcomes honored guests and the general audience to his new show.Aphinant Bunyaung, director of the Colosseum Show Pattaya, welcomes honored guests and the general audience to his new show.

Yuwarat Kamolwet, former director-general of the Labor Department, offers his congratulations.Yuwarat Kamolwet, former director-general of the Labor Department, offers his congratulations.

Pol. Gen. Chaiyasit Shinawatra, advisor to the PM, expresses his congratulations as he presides over the opening ceremonies for the Colosseum Show Pattaya.Pol. Gen. Chaiyasit Shinawatra, advisor to the PM, expresses his congratulations as he presides over the opening ceremonies for the Colosseum Show Pattaya.

Minister of Culture Sonthaya Kunplome offers his congratulations.Minister of Culture Sonthaya Kunplome offers his congratulations.

Rangsank Sriworasart, deputy permanent secretary of the Ministry of Finance offers his congratulations and tells how he looks forward to watching the show.Rangsank Sriworasart, deputy permanent secretary of the Ministry of Finance offers his congratulations and tells how he looks forward to watching the show.

Actors perform a piece called “The Majestic Crop”.Actors perform a piece called “The Majestic Crop”.

One of the magnificent grand performances.One of the magnificent grand performances.