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Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre

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Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre
KLPAC, Boardwalk Fronting.jpg
A front view of KLPac
Location Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan, off Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Coordinates 3°11′07″N 101°41′11″E / 3.1852°N 101.6864°E / 3.1852; 101.6864
Owner Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre
Type Theatre, Concert hall
Seating type theatre seat, hall seats, studios
Capacity 794 seats
Built May 2004
Opened May 2005
Architect Baldip Singh
Official website

The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPac; Malay: Pentas Seni Kuala Lumpur) in Sentul Park, Kuala Lumpur is one of the established performing art centers in Malaysia. It is a non-profit company, aims to cultivate and sustain the performing arts for the Malaysian.[1]

KLPac is the home for KLPac Orchestra, founded in 2006. The orchestra was formerly known as KLPac Sinfonietta.[2]


In 1995, Faridah Merican and Joe Hasham set-up the first privately owned theater, known as "The Actor's Studio" at Plaza Putra (now known as Dataran Underground). However, flash floods on 10 June 2003 destroyed the underground complex. In May 2004, The Actor's Studio, YTL Corporation Berhad and Yayasan Budi Penyayang Malaysia collaborated to open a new performing arts center. The construction begins in May 2004 and completed a year after. The KLPac opens its doors to public in May 2005.[3]

Studio 1, one of the rehearsal and training studios in KLPac
Studio 1, one of the rehearsal and training studios in KLPac

Theatre halls and studios

A fully integrated performing arts centre with 7,614 square metres of built-up space comprising the following:[4]

  • Pentas 1 : 504 seats (a proscenium theatre)
  • Pentas 2 : 192 modular seating (a black box theatre)
  • Indicine : 100 seats
  • Academy: 9 Studios for rehearsals and training

Events and programmes


Among local and international performers who have performed at KLPac are Patrick Teoh, Sharifah Amani, Ahmad Zamil, Joanna Bessey, David Knight, and Colin Kirton. KLPac has also hosted many noted performances such as Julius Caesar, Cinderella, Aladdin, Going North, Passion, The Odd Couple, Kudan Project Production, and Macbeth.

It has also hosted many events such as the HSBC Classics music festival, French Art Festival, Malaysian Dance festival, SHORT+SWEET festival and Urbanscapes.[5]

Academy and education

The KLPac academy opens for students from all levels to students of underprivileged communities. The programs include of Theatre for Young People (T4YP), as well as many classes on music, dance and drama.[2][6]

See also


  1. ^ ”KLPAC”. Graphic Vision site. Retrieved 13 August 2018
  2. ^ a b ""KLPAC – Outreach"". KLPAC site. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  3. ^ ""KLPAC – About us"". KLPAC site. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  4. ^ ""KLPAC – Facilities"". KLPAC site. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  5. ^ ”KLPAC – Whats On”. KLPAC site. Retrieved 13 August 2018
  6. ^ ”KLPAC – Academy”. KLPAC site. Retrieved 13 August 2018

External links

This page was last edited on 17 August 2018, at 22:08
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