The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre or KLPac is located in Sentul Park, Kuala Lumpur. Managed by a non-profit entity, its aim is to cultivate and sustain the performing arts for the Malaysian.
In 1995, Faridah Merican and Joe Hasham set-up the first privately owned theater, known as “The Actor’s Studio” at Plaza Putra. However, the flash flood destroyed the underground complex. Out of this tragedy, The Actor’s Studio, YTL Corporation Berhad and Yayasan Budi Penyayang Malaysia collaborated to establish the country’s first fully-integrated arts centre. The KLPac was open to public in May 2005.
KLpac is a fully integrated performing arts centre with 7,614 square metres of built-up space comprising a 504-seater proscenium theatre known as Pentas 1, a 200-seater experimental black box theatre known as Pentas 2, an Indicine for independent film screening and an Academy with 9 studios to be used for rehearsal, training and workshops.
KLpac premise also extends to the lawn area next to its building. The lawn is filled with beautiful art works and the yard is blessed with lushes green suitable for outdoor shows and festivals.
KLpac hosts arts performances like theatre, musical performance, paintings exhibitions, dance performance and many more. Since its opening, it has housed almost 2,000 shows and events attended by more than half a million people.
KLPac also founded an academy that is open for students from all levels. The academy provides critical educational programme and platforms for young talents. The course include classes on music, dance and drama.
KLPac is accessible by public transportation. The nearest station is Sentul KTM Komuter station.
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KLPac Production Office
Monday – Friday : 10.00 a.m – 6.30 p.m
Saturday : 10.00 a.m – 2.00 p.m
KLPac Box Office
Daily : 10.00 a.m – 6.30 p.m
Show Nights : 10.00 a.m – 8.30 p.m
TAS Academy @ klpac
Monday – Friday : 11.00 a.m – 6.00 p.m
Weekends : 10.00 a.m – 2.00 p.m
There is no entrance fee.
However, the visitors need to buy ticket to see the performances.
The ticket price varies according to the performances.
Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Sentul, 51100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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It was my first time there and the location of the centre was so freaking beautiful!! The centre is actually an old 4 stories colonial mansion/hall/some big ass building redone by putting in these huge big glass panes as walls to give an airy feel to it whilst bringing in a lot of light in. It had these magnificent high ceilings too! *sigh* I love these old grand architectures~
My favourite bit of KLPac? It’s gotta be the out-of-this-world sofa sets made of pre-shaped wire mesh. Lightweight and surprisingly comfortable, we took a some photographs sitting and posing silly on those sofas. I wish i could bring them home!
Some interesting facts about the KLPAC is all the shows have no specific dress code to enter the theater, which means you can wear singlet, shorts and slippers. On the other hand, there’s no VIP zone as they want the theater to be a theater for everyone, same class level, no racism. And the cool stuff is that the first row is on the same row as the stage.
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