Tini Tinou is an international circus festival that brings artists from around the world to perform in Cambodia at its venues and at the streets. It will take place from 25th until 31st of May 2020 in Battambang, the city of arts of Cambodia. Conceived by the French Institute of Cambodia in 2003 and spearheaded by Phare since 2016, this will be the 11th edition of the festival. Full of magic, acrobatics, street art, workshops, trampoline and juggling, it will breathe life into the streets of Battambang.

After a break of 3 years, Phare Ponleu Selpak the main organizer of the event and as a Battambang resident, is excited to once again reintroduce this festival to receive the international troupes and artists!

Phare Ponleu Selpak or “The Brightness of the Arts” is a non-profit Cambodian art school supporting and empowering the lives of children, young adults, and their families with access to performing and visual arts, educational programs, and integrated social support since 1994. Phare has been organizing successful city-wide art events with the mission to engage the communities and promote arts and culture education and development.


Concept in 2020


“East meets West”

The festival brings together artists from around the world to share experiences, participates in workshops and most importantly to inspire young people, engage the local community and promote the arts among the Cambodian society, bringing unity and understanding of shared values.

Tini Tinou aims to be a festival with a warm heart. We believe in diversity and inclusion. We believe arts can change lives, empower youth and impact social development. We believe in sharing those values especially with children and youth from vulnerable backgrounds.

Apart from performances, workshops and collaboration between local and international artists, this festival will give artists a chance to engage with children and youth from different community social outreach programs.

Tini Tinou International Circus Festival – 10th Anniversary

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