Other than providing venue and educational services for the performing arts, klpac also provides corporate services.
It is a common misperception that arts training is only for artists.
Today’s business world prizes innovation, creativity and adaptability – qualities necessary to thrive in a highly competitive and ever-changing environment.
Industry pioneers Dato’ Faridah Merican and Joe Hasham OAM have been specialising in arts-based corporate training for almost three decades, serving clients ranging from those in the telecommunications industry to advertising and other service sectors. In 2005 The Actors Studio Academy @ klpac adopted the methods set by co-founders Joe and Faridah.
While the actual programme can be customised according to group size, duration and objective, some of our training modules include:
- Team building
- Presentation and body language skills
- Change management
- Creativity and thinking out of the box
Some of the reasons our clients have engaged us over conventional trainers is because arts-based training helps to:
- Break down the silo effect of corporations
- Develop trust and rapport
- Shift perceptions, attitudes and mindsets
- Facilitate conversations about workplace problems and challenges
Nestled in a lush 35-acre park with ample parking and resplendent views, klpac is a magical space unlike any other.
Throughout the year, we produce a whole host of shows ranging from big budget musicals to concerts by our in-house klpac Orchestra and klpac Symphonic Band as well as the ever popular SHORT+SWEET festival.
Besides our grand 504-seat theatre, intimate 190-seat black box, 100-seat indicine and other studios and facilities such as cocktail area, gallery area, VIP holding room as well as the lawn, we also boast a team of seasoned professionals ever ready to help you make your event a success.
We have had the honour of hosting:
- Customer appreciation nights
- Staff appreciation or teambuilding events
- Excursions for foreign delegates and visitors
- Annual dinners for companies, clubs and associations
- Fundraising campaigns
One of our greatest passions is storytelling.
Over the years, our multi-talented team has created a solid body of original, award-winning works from musical biopics like ISMAIL The Last Days to works that highlight our heritage like the Hokkien play Big Head and Potato Head and Broken Bridges The Musical, a tribute to Ipoh and the olden days.
An example of a commissioned project was ADAM The Musical. We were tasked by the Malaysian AIDS Foundation to create a piece of work to raise awareness on the AIDS epidemic and people living with HIV.