Panggung Bandaraya DBKL

Panggung Bandaraya DBKL is a more than 100 years historical theatre hall located across the Merdeka Square in Kuala Lumpur .

The theatre’s building was designed by a colonial government architect, A.B Hubback. The same architect who designed the Jamek Mosque.

It was built for production stages such as plays and musicals and still actively hosting theater and other type of art performances till today.

In 1992 a fire broke out and destroyed the entire interior of the theatre The theater was restored soon after by the City Hall’s designers and builders. During the restoration, several significant modifications to the furnishings and the sound system were integrated.

To date the Panggung Bandaraya is gazetted as a heritage building under the Antiquities Act,to preserve its Moorish façade. The theater is currently managed DBKL.

Image by: shankar s.

Operation Hours

Daily: 10.00 a.m – 9.00 p.m


There is no entrance fee.
However entrance only allowed for visitors who buy ticket for the performances.
The price of the ticket varies for each performance.


Jalan Raja, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Hear From Others

Though the theatre was gutted in 1992 by fire, the reconstruction and restoration respected its ornate and regal appearance and it still possesses the spirit breathed into it through countless performances.

Brian Doucet

For a more traditional cultural experience, then why not try out one of the productions at the Panggung Bandaraya theatre, near the Merdeka Square, which has been running for over a century?


The entrance hall looks very good with a golden dome ceiling and stained glass windows. The ceiling in the theatre is unique in its design and colors.

Filip Demuinck

Nearby Attractions

Petaling Street

Petaling Street is depicted as the Kuala Lumpur “Chinatown”. The street is filled with stalls and shops from the Chinese community. It is also a place to find cheap items with a bargain price.

Sri Mahamariamman Temple

The Sri Mahamariamman Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur. It is built in the style of South Indian temples.

Kuala Lumpur City Gallery

Kuala Lumpur City Gallery is an excellent starting point for visitors to learn about the history of KL in an engaging and informative way.