The highlights of the dancing year in Central Java are the phenomenal Ramayana ballets held during the summer months at the Prambanan Open-Air Theatre, to the west of the complex. The Ramayana story is split into four episodes – the full story is performed four times a month from May to October, with individual episodes performed sporadically outside this time. Plenty of agents in Yogya organize packages including entrance fees and transport.

From November to April, Prambanan’s Trimurti Theatre, an indoor venue to the north of the open-air arena, performs the Ramayana ballet. Tickets are available on the door or from the tourist office in Yogya.

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