Important Updates Related to Covid-19

 

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

 

#SaveYourSeat #Saveklpac

(an adopt-a-seat programme for 2020)

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 programme and benefits are for 2020 only.

 

How to Help: Resources for #SaveYourSeat Campaign

1. Download & share the campaign visuals here (separate visuals)
2. Download & share our story in video here (1 video file)
3. Download and share donor guide here (1 PDF file)
4. Download and share step-by-step guide to use ProTicket here (1 PDF file)
5. Download & edit / use standard appeal message here

 

#klpacShowStream

Since our theatre is still closed, we will be releasing one show recording every 2 weeks as a small way to say thank you for everyone’s support all these years and particularly in these trying times. Do share & enjoy with your family and friends. Click here for more updates.

 

Send-A-Song

Spread some ❤ through music.

Whether it is to tell your papa you love him (or mama), thank our front liners or cheer a friend up…

klpac’s SEND-A-SONG is an e-greeting service that lovingly packages your message with a song sung by a local artiste into a video and delivers it to your loved one’s phone.

It’s not only a unique gift but also a meaningful one as you’ll be keeping the arts alive, one song at a time.

Intro price @ RM50 only!

 

FAQ

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

Yes, we will start processing refunds after the MCO ends. It will take 14 working days. 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 Send-A-Song, klpac Show Stream, indicinelive! Quaranstream Edition, We Care: OCD, Drifter’s Song – cover by Malaysian Theatre Practitioners, Storytime with Uncle Joe & Aunty Faridah, #lockdownart and Malaysiaku visual art competition. We have also compiled a list of livestreams or videos of past productions worldwide here.

 

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 adopt-a-seat here or 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

Title

Status

18 – 22 March

Yesterday Once More 3

Postponed

21 – 22 March

Music In The Jungle

Postponed

24 March

Dancebox – March 2020

Postponed

31 March

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

Cancelled

2 – 5 April 

9th National Chinese Cultural Dance Open Competition

Cancelled

4 April 

Kabut In The Park

Cancelled

14 April 

Backstage Bites: Brunch on the Balcony @ klpac

Cancelled

17 – 19 April 

Songstress of the Romantic Arias with the klpac Orchestra

Postponed

18 & 19, 25 & 26 April

Short+Sweet Malaysia Workshop 2020

Postponed

24 – 26 April

Ballet Illuminations 2020

Postponed