-UPDATED 13 January 2021-

We started 2021 full of hope but just 13 days into the New Year, we have to close our doors yet again to comply with the Movement Control Order from 13 – 26 January 2021.

We wrapped up our first and last production recording for 2021 yesterday which was hurriedly brought forward a day. The team finished close to midnight before rushing home.

During the MCO period:

• All staff will be working from home
• All shows will be postponed indefinitely
• All Academy classes will proceed as planned online
• Craf will be open for take-away / delivery (Tue – Sun, 10am – 6pm) via http://craf.alacarte.my or Grab
• Post-MCO venue booking / enquiries: fill in https://bit.ly/hireourvenue_enquiry

How to reach us? Click here to DM us on Facebook or e-mail us:
Box Office: jennifer@klpac.org
Academy: academy@klpac.org
Venue Hire: lawrence@klpac.org
PR / Marketing: maggie@klpac.org; vishallini@klpac.org
Donations / Sponsorship: yuemay@klpac.org; ian@klpac.org

As filming and recording is also not allowed during the MCO, our contingency plan to release performances online have been halted. It is a double blow to us. If you are able to, do consider making a donation to help us through this difficult time.

Donate Online:

Bank transfer:

Account Name: The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre
Bank: CIMB Bank Berhad
Account No: 80-0060994-7
(Do e-mail receipts to lily@klpac.org; ian@klpac.org)

Account Name: The Actors Studio Sdn. Bhd.
Bank: RHB
Account No: 2142 7700 0117 90
(Do e-mail receipts to gan@theactorsstudio.com.my; ian@theactorsstudio.com.my)

In the meantime, stay safe everyone and follow us online as other activities such as Talking About and Storytime with Uncle Joe & Aunty Faridah will continue.  

Regrettably, the following shows will be postponed until further notice:
Short+Sweet Malaysia 2020: Dance (KL) (16 – 17 Oct)
Short+Sweet Malaysia 2020: Theatre (KL) (23 – 24 Oct)
Cabaret Series: Divas Live! (28 Oct – 1 Nov)
7th Malaysia Dance Competition 2020 (31 Oct & 1 Nov)
Immersion & Bodhidharma (14 & 15 Nov)
The Dream of Red Mansions (21 & 22 Nov)
Pecah Lobang (2 – 6 Dec)
Don’t Let Hantu Know (17 – 20 Dec)
Ra’i (14 – 17 Jan 2021)

Some shows have been postponed/cancelled. Our team will contact those who have purchased tickets. If you have not been contacted or wish to donate your refund, please get in touch with jennifer@klpac.org.



MCO SOP For Pulau Pinang, Selangor, W.P Kuala Lumpur, W.P Putrajaya, W.P Labuan, Melaka, Johor and Sabah (as of 12 January) click here for BM version and click here for English translation. 


klpac’s Covid-19 Related SOPs

Please read our full SOPs:
SOPs for audiences/visitors/patrons here.
SOPs for production team and crew here.
SOPs for Academy here.


Message from Our Founders (17 March 2020)

In the thirty-one years of our wondrous existence, this is the first time we have had to close our doors. As necessary as it is, it still breaks our hearts.

Faridah and I, on behalf of klpac, TAS, and penangpac regret to announce the immediate cancellation of all activities until the end of this month. This is in line with the government’s directive to restrict all public movement and gatherings. In this challenging time we are deeply saddened, but we are cognizant that our first priority must always be the safety and well-being of our patrons, our employees, both full time and freelancers, and to the greater community at large. Our hearts go out to all the other theatre groups and freelance practitioners who, unfortunately, do not have the wherewithal to combat this present crisis.

To our patrons, God love you, who have most kindly donated refunds of purchased tickets, we thank you for your caring generosity. To those who are awaiting refunds on purchased/cancelled performances, we ask for your patience. We are only able to process it after the Order comes to an end. We are forever grateful for your understanding and with your help we will remain positive in these uncertain times.

God bless you, and thank you for supporting Malaysian Theatre.

Joe & Faridah

Talking About

Brainchild of Joe Hasham OAM, Talking About is our all-new documentary series that revolves around casual chats with arts makers that offer a rare glimpse into how a production is brought to life. A new episode will be released via our YouTube channel every two weeks. Click here for more information.

If you’d like to see more these, consider making a donation via https://www.klpac.org/donations/ (indicate “TalkingAbout” in remarks). Our losses due to Covid-19 have exceeded RM1.4 million.

Storytime with Uncle Joe & Aunty Faridah

Stuck and home with nothing to do?

Grab that hot choc, round up your kids (husbands included), stuffed animals or fur babies and tune in to Storytime with Uncle Joe & Aunty Faridah!

They’re graciously sparing some time to read stories for all you kids (and kids at heart!).

Happy listening!

A new episode will be released via our YouTube channel. Click here for more information.

If you’d like to see more these, consider making a donation via https://www.klpac.org/donations/ (indicate “Storytime” in remarks). Our losses due to Covid-19 have exceeded RM1.4 million.

Barang Best @ klpac

Barang Best @klpac is our brand new shop on FB and at klpac’s lobby. It all started when artist Kamwei gifted us with 38 prints. It was the third time Kamwei has gifted us his works. Soon, more items from poured in. We’ve started this lil shop hoping to find these gifts of love an equally loving new home. Shop and support the arts now!

Click here for more information.


School Holiday Programmes @ The Actors Studio Academy 

To start off 2021, TAS Academy @ klpac is offering an online Speech and Drama Programme this January!

Whether you are new to the performing arts or have taken our courses before, we have 3 specialised programmes for students aged 4 – 18.

How will it work?
All programmes will take place in the digital space. Students will be given Zoom links to follow upon registration for their given class dates and times. Our teachers have crafted the syllabus and programme for the online medium to best nurture and educate students and their creative potentials.

Click here for more information and here for registration form.


1. Since shows have been cancelled / postponed, will I get a refund?

Yes. Our team will contact those who have purchased tickets. If you have further questions or if you’d like to donate your refund back to klpac, do e-mail jennifer@klpac.org and vaideggy@klpac.org.


2. Are you running any other activities in the meantime?

Yes, we have several projects running including Talking AboutBarang Best @ klpac and Storytime with Uncle Joe & Aunty Faridah.


3. How has Covid-19 impacted klpac?

All of klpac’s revenue streams have been severely impacted be it venue rental, ticket sales or academy courses. If you’re in the position to help, do consider making a donation here.


4. How do I stay updated on upcoming shows and activities?

Follow us on Facebook or Instagram, join our mailing list or check our website for the latest updates.


5. Postponed / Cancelled Shows

Show Dates



18 – 22 March

Yesterday Once More 3


(22 – 26 July)

21 – 22 March

Music In The Jungle


24 March

Dancebox – March 2020


31 March

Manu Chao South-East Asian Tour – Sibérie m’était contée


2 – 5 April

9th National Chinese Cultural Dance Open Competition


4 April

Kabut In The Park


14 April

Backstage Bites: Brunch on the Balcony @ klpac


17 – 19 April

Songstress of the Romantic Arias with the klpac Orchestra


18 & 19, 25 & 26 April

Short+Sweet Malaysia Workshop 2020


24 – 26 April

16 & 17 Oct

23 & 24 Oct

28 Oct – 1 Nov

31 Oct – 1 Nov

14 & 15 Nov

21 & 22 Nov

2 – 6 Dec

17 – 20 Dec

14 – 17 Jan

Ballet Illuminations 2020

Short+Sweet Malaysia 2020: Dance (KL)

Short+Sweet Malaysia 2020: Theatre (KL)

Cabaret Series: Divas Live!

7th Malaysia Dance Competition 2020

Immersion & Bodhidharma

The Dream of the Red Mansions

Pecah Lobang

Don’t Let Hantu Know












#SaveYourSeat #Saveklpac

This is a fundraiser for klpac but there will be no show.

We don’t know when our next show will be and under what circumstances.

Now, some theatre halls are sponsored by corporates. But what if we had 504 individual sponsors, one for each seat in klpac’s main theatre Pentas 1. Pick your favourite seat and adopt one! Founded as a “teater untuk rakyat” (theatre for the community), it would be wonderful to have a whole community of supporters behind us.
We may not be able to gift you with a physical show now in return but we promise that we will gift Klang Valley with many, many more shows and programmes in years to come.

We urge you to adopt that seat for the future of klpac and the future of the arts in Malaysia because #TogetherWeCan!

This adopt-a-seat programme and benefits are for 2020 only.

#SaveYourSeat #Saveklpac