Ramayana Ballet International – Purawisata Amphitheater

Step Inside The Most Beautiful Exotic Story Performed By The Longest Running Ballet Performance In Jogjakarta

Turn on your imagination … what would it be, if the stories carved on the Prambanan’s reliefs were visualized and showed into performing arts? Ramayana Ballet performance is the answer.

The Ramayana Story is taken from Walmiki’s epic and created into an enchanting performance with mixed variety of elements from the art, dance, music, drama, lyrics and song, make-up, specially selected costumes, stage and lighting. All put together, they create a piece of art performance that is favored and priced by both domestic and foreign tourists.

Ramayana Ballet performance at Purawisata Theater is held regularly every night, regardless the weather and number of visitors. Now, Purawisata Ramayana Ballet is entering its 41th year since it was held for the first time.

The loyalty and consistency of Purawisata Ramayana Ballet, and its commitment to held the performance everyday, made the Indonesian Record Museum (MURI) grant an exclusive award.

How The Story Is Performed

Ramayana Ballet performance at Purawisata is divided into several acts. The entire Ramayana story is presented through body movements or dancing, without any dialogues. The melodious strains of Java gending softly sounded to the beautiful dancers gracefully dancing. Occasionally heard, the sinden is humming songs in Javanese. When the scene changed into Rahwana or Hanoman and the monkey army appereances, the sound is turned into more lively gending.

The stage becomes more crowded when the war begins and the show becomes more compelling at Anoman Obong’s scene. Having enjoyed the show, you can take pictures with all players on the stage.

Dinner at Gazebo Shinta Restaurant

Gazebo Shinta

Before the ballet performance, guests will have dinner at Gazebo Shinta Restaurant. It offers a visually pleasing dining experience. This is the only restaurant in town that puts an amazing Ramayana Ballet show included in their special dinner package. 

The Classic Sultan palace’s architecture of the restaurant, combined with a warm ambience cater to intimate gathering over original Indonesian cuisines with soft and gentle live ‘gamelan’ music, definitely suites the convenience of all guests, particularly for its fine buffet dinner and barbeque.

Gallery Ramayana Ballet Purawisata

What People Are Saying About Ramayana Ballet Purawisata

It Was amazing night and very special

worth while visiting -recommended very beautiful venue ( if open air theatre not on) just as good even tho open air doesn't start until 2nd May 2015

Darren C  //  Australia

I just loves cultural show...

A beautiful performance of classic Ramayana and Sinta
At last I watch this beautiful performance as 1 of my bucket list of cultural show around the world. I love the performance and I wish there is a subtitle on the side of the stage explaining what is the scene about.

Fadli1980 //  Malaysia

How To Book Your Ramayana Ballet Tickets

Now, you can make order online for the ticket. Payments and bookings are facilitated via secure EventBriteTickets Gateway – you can then book your date and place for your Ramayana Tickets!

Price for Adults:

  • ​Dinner and Performance (USD $40)

Price for Children (Age 5 - 10)  :

  • ​​For 1 – 4 y.o: FREE
  • For 5 – 10 y.o: 50%


  • ​​​Dinner + Performance – (if Book 30 days in advance) – Adult USD 36;
  • ​Dinner + Performance – (if Book 30 days in advance) – Child USD 18;
  • ​​Dinner + Performance – (if Book 60 days in advance) – Adult USD 34;
  • ​Dinner + Performance – (if Book 60 days in advance) – Child USD 17.

Ramayana Ballet Purawisata

Q : Where is the venue of Ramayana Ballet Purawisata?
A : It is in Amphi Theatre, Mandira Baruga Purawisata Yogyakarta, Jl. Brigjend. Katamso Yogyakarta;

Q : Is the venue far from the main street Malioboro or the Yogyakarta palace?
A : No. It is located just in the heart of the city. It takes about 5 minutes by "becak" even on foot.

Q : How much for the ticket + dinner?
A : US$40 for Dinner and Performance (adult); 50% for child (5-9 y.o).

Q : Is this the Ramayana Ballet performed in Prambanan?
A : No. This is Ramayana Ballet Purawisata, that is performed every night and located right in the heart of the city. Ramayana Ballet Purawisata performs every night since 1976.

Q : How to buy / book the Ramayana Ballet Purawisata ticket?
A : Just click "BOOK YOUR TICKET" button; and you will be driven to eventbrite booking machine. The payment will be facilitated via secure connection.

Q : How to get the ticket that I have booked?
A : E-ticket will be sent to your email. Be sure to use your valid email when register / booking.

Q : Is it save to book online?
A : Yes. The payment will be facilitated via secure connection. We use Eventbrite booking machine;

Q : Is it permited to give the ticket to a friend?
A : Yes, it is. Ramayana Ballet Purawisata ticket is transferable  (before expire).

Q : What is the payment system?
A : You can pay using Paypal, and common Credit Card;

Q : Is it a refundable ticket?
A : No. It is a nonrefunable ticket. If you cancel, we give permission to you TO CHANGE or RE-SCHEDULE your reservation booking for twice in THREE MONTHS without refund.