Who are we

In May 2004 three organisations – Yayasan Budi Penyayang Malaysia, YTL Corporation Berhad and The Actors Studio Malaysia – set out to build a common platform to develop the performing arts in Malaysia.That platform is the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac), or PentasSeni KL.

klpac is a not-for-profit company dedicated to the practice of traditional and contemporary performing arts, as well as education and community outreach.

While klpac provides a cutting-edge facility to aid the growth and advancement of performing arts practitioners, it is the essence of community that fuels its vision.

Diverse, innovative performances cater to a broad spectrum of artists and audiences while outreach programmes seek to develop public participation in all aspects of the performing arts regardless of race, class or creed.

Our mission

Central to this participation is access. Our mission is to demonstrate how the arts play a central role in all our lives by helping us shape our understanding of the world, and to express that understanding so that it deepens our experience.

One of the many ways the performing arts can benefit society is by enhancing the quality of our future workforce. They open new horizons and experiences to our young. The creative process, for example, is crucial to solving problems and thinking strategically. Likewise, clear expression is the cornerstone of effective communication and confidence.

Our goal is to show how learning about, and appreciating, the performing arts will enrich our lives and yield concrete, practical benefits in our everyday world.

Our vision

The Klang Valley’s leading presenter of performing arts in Malaysia, nurturing and refining the standards of services practices and production value for the performing arts that is internationally recognised and admired.

Our mission statement

The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre promotes cultivates and sustains the performing arts for the betterment and enrichments of communities within the Klang Valley and for the Nation.


In 1995, two individuals created history by building the first privately owned and operated theatre in Malaysia below Dataran Merdeka. The individuals were none other than Faridah Merican and Joe Hasham. The said theatre was the The Actors Studio@Plaza Putra.

Then in 2003, flash floods inundated KL and destroyed The Actors Studio’s underground complex entirely. It was out of this tragedy that the The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac) was born.

The arts community needed a new home. And history was made yet again. The Actors Studio, YTL Corporation and Yayasan Budi Penyayang joined hands to establish the country’s first fully-integrated arts centre. klpac, a non-profit organisation, opened its doors in May 2005.

Four years on, it has not only been a home to the arts community and a foster home for foreign troupes but it has become the very lifeline that keeps the arts and cultural life in Malaysia breathing.

An arts and cultural icon. Historical landmark. Award-winning architectural design.

There is nothing quite like klpac, really.

General Information

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Call for bookings or walk In

The Actors Studio @ Lot 10 Tel : 603-2142 2009 / 603-2143 2009

klpac @ Sentul Park Tel : 603-4047 9000 (4 lines)

penangpac @ Straits QuayTel : 604-8991 722 / 2722

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A606, Block A, Phileo Damansara II, 15 Jalan 16/11, Off Jalan Damansara, 46350 Petaling Jaya.
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Life Centre, 2nd Floor, 20, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur

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Ground Floor, No.4, Jalan Sultan Sulaiman, 50000 Kuala Lumpur

*T-Break Café Menara Manulife
Ground Floor Lobby, Jalan Gelenggang, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur

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Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac)

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Established since 2004Year of Establishment
The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan off Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, 51100, Kuala LumpurAddress
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