Important Updates Related to Covid-19

We’re back on July 1! 

Live performances are permitted starting 1st of July and we’ll be easing back into shows and programmes while adhering to the SOPs.

For July, our team will be at klpac every Mon, Wed, Fri from 10am – 3pm. On other days, appointments can certainly be made. Meanwhile, our box office opens daily, from 10am – 3pm.

The Actors Studio Academy at klpac will resume face to face all courses. 

Most ticketing refunds have been completed. If you have not been contacted or wish to donate your refund, please get in touch with jennifer@klpac.org.

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

#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.

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! 

 

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 Barang Best @ klpac, klpac Show Stream, We Care: OCD, Drifter’s Song – cover by Malaysian Theatre Practitioners, Storytime with Uncle Joe & Aunty Faridah and #lockdownart.

 

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
(22 – 26 July)

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