In 2003, flash floods inundated KL and destroyed The Actors Studio @ Plaza Putra’s underground complex. It was out of this tragedy that the The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac) was born.
The Actors Studio, YTL Corporation and Yayasan Budi Penyayang joined hands to establish the country’s first fully-integrated arts centre. The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac), a non-profit organisation, opened its doors in May 2005.
With its varied programming as well as critical educational programme and platforms for young talents, klpac has become a key lifeline that keeps the arts and culture in Malaysia. Since 2005, it has housed almost 2,000 shows and events attended by more than half a million people.
Located just a stone’s throw from KL City Centre, klpac is a multi-award winning space. As the only fully-integrated arts centre in Malaysia, it boasts end to end facilities including a 504-seater proscenium theatre, a 200-seater experiemental black box theatre, an Academy with 9 studios, an indicine for independent film screening, a restaurant as well as other amenities.
Nestled in a lush 35-acre park, klpac’s premise also extends to the lawn area next to its building making it an ideal choice not only for shows but full-fledged festivals.