We are KHAONIEW THEATRE GROUP, a very unique theatre group in Laos.

A bit of background about us

KHAONIEW THEATRE GROUP was formally established in 2011 and has been active since to carry out performing related activities. We created a number of theatre plays namely “Khoonlu Nangoua” in 2012 and “Cycle of life” in 2014. In addition, we produced puppet shows titled “Elephant song”, “Broken Dream”, “What”, “4 Seasons” and “Pinocchio”. Khaoniew also co-produced a puppet show with Japanese artists in 2007 and a theatre play with Teatr Piba; a French theatre company.
We have been fortunate to have the opportunities to take part in many international performing arts festivals in many countries such as France, Portugal, Switzerland, Japan, Korea, Singapore, the Philippines, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. These experiences have broaden our horizon and created for us a meaningful network and relationship with international artists.
As for the origin of our name, “Khao Niew” is the Lao word for sticky rice: very common, useful and appreciated meal in Laos. We are Lao and proud, and always aspire to create, perform and contribute to Laos, our birthplace.


Khaoniew always looks for a fitting opportunity to create or co-create something unique for both local and foreign audience. This shows strongly in the array of previous works, our current and ongoing projects as well as our future production.


Khaoniew has many skilled and experienced artists/ performers who are now trainers providing guidance and tips to aspiring artists in the areas of performing, puppet and acting. This is in line with our goal of giving back and providing our contribution to the arts in Laos.


The experience that we have gained through the years has help push us further. Khaoniew now has the capacity and has organized a number of successful arts events. An example that we are most proud of is the Vientiane Performing Arts Festival, that we organized in 2015 and 16.

Our Projects

Our selection of projects here should demonstrate the experience, skills and capacity of KHAONIEW THEATRE GROUP. We are very proud of what we have achieved so far.

Get in Touch

We would love to hear from you so do let us know what great project you have in mind.

Contact Us

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+856 20 5541 1147


Ban Wattaiyai Thong, Sikhottabong district, Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR.