Entertainment

Top Choice Performing Arts in Masjid India, Kampung Baru & Northern KL

Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre

Part of the Sentul West regeneration project, this modernist performing-arts complex puts on a wide range of progressive theatrical events including dramas, musicals and dance. Also on offer are performing-arts cour…
Top Choice Performing Arts in Masjid India, Kampung Baru & Northern KL

Istana Budaya

Large-scale drama and dance shows are staged here, as well as music performances by the National Symphony Orchestra and National Choir. The building's soaring roof is based on a traditional Malay floral decoration o…
Top Choice Live Music in Bukit Bintang & KLCC

No Black Tie

Blink and you’d miss this small live-music venue, bar and bistro as it’s hidden behind a grove of bamboo. NBT, as it's known to its faithful patrons, is owned by Malaysian concert pianist Evelyn Hii, who has a knack…
Top Choice Live Music in Petaling Jaya & Shah Alam

Merdekarya

This grungy, arty place hosts concerts and open-mike nights and sells local interest books and CDs. See the website for upcoming events.
Top Choice Live Music in George Town

Canteen

Part of the China House complex, this shabby-chic bar, with an arty/warehouse vibe, is one of George Town's most reliable regular live music venues. Gigs usually kick off from 9.30pm, and there are great bar snacks.
Concert Venue in Bukit Bintang & KLCC

Dewan Filharmonik Petronas

Don’t miss the chance to attend a show at this gorgeous concert hall at the base of the Petronas Towers. The polished Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra plays here (usually Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday mati…
Spectator Sport in Selangor

Sepang International Circuit

The Sepang Circuit, 65km south of KL, is where Formula One holds the Malaysian Grand Prix. Tickets go for as little as RM93, though if you want to be in the main grandstand they start from RM180. During the three da…
Theatre in Chinatown, Merdeka Square & Bukit Nanas

Panggung Bandaraya

Originally designed as City Hall by famed British colonial architect AB Hubback, this handsome 1896 building with distinctive black domes has been refitted into one of KL's most beautiful theatrical spaces and is th…
Theatre in Chinatown, Merdeka Square & Bukit Nanas

Mud

This lively musical show mixes a modern multicultural Malaysia theme with historical vignettes from KL's early days. The young, talented cast give it their all and there's some fun to be had with audience participat…
Dance in Masjid India, Kampung Baru & Northern KL

Sutra Dance Theatre

The home of Malaysian dance legend Ramli Ibrahim has been turned into a showcase for Indian classical dance as well as a dance studio, painting and photography gallery and cultural centre near Lake Titiwangsa. See t…