Part of the Sentul West regeneration project, this modernist performing-arts complex puts on a wide range of progressive theatrical events including…
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Blink and you’d miss this small live-music venue, bar and bistro, hidden as it is behind a grove of bamboo. NBT, as it's known to its faithful patrons, is…
- 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…
- Dewan Filharmonik Petronas
Don’t miss the chance to attend a show at this gorgeous concert hall. The polished Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra plays here (usually Friday and…
- Panggung Bandaraya
Originally designed as City Hall by British colonial architect AB Hubback, this handsome 1896 building with distinctive black domes has been refitted into…
The stage at this chilled and popular cafe-bar is well used for various events, including live music, film screenings and open-mic nights. They also serve…
- Sutra Dance Theatre
The home of Malaysian dance legend Ramli Ibrahim is also a showcase for Indian classical dance as well as a dance studio, painting and photography gallery…
- Bobo KL
Live jazz lovers speak highly of this intimate performance space. Resident and guest artists usually take to the stage around 9pm. There's no cover charge…
The events space in the Zhongshan Building hosts live performances including sets by local DJs and musicians. Check out the Facebook or Instagram streams…
- KL Live
A boon to KL’s live-music scene, this spacious venue packs in rock and pop fans with a decent line-up of international and local big-name artists and DJs.
- Temple of Fine Arts
Classical Indian dance and music shows take place here throughout the year. The centre also runs performing-arts courses; see the website for schedules.
- Alexis Ampang
At weekends this bistro becomes one of the city's top venues for live jazz. Shows begin at 10pm.
- GSC Mid Valley
This branch of the GSC multiplex cinema chain includes a 277-seater screening room.
- Golden Screen Cinemas Pavilion KL
Expect to queue to see a movie at this 13-screen multiplex in the popular Pavilion KL mall. This is one of the few multiplexes in the GSC chain that has…
- Slate @ The Row
The redevelopment of Jln Doraisamy's row of old shophouses into the contemporary dining and shopping destination the Row includes this events space where…
- MABA Stadium
Check the MABA website to find out about matches held at the headquarters of the Malaysian Basketball Association. There's also a training court on the…
- Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
The largest of the convention centre's conference rooms and events spaces is Plenary Hall, which is sometimes used for concerts and seats up to 3000.
- Saxophone Store
This space functions as a musical instrument store during the day and hosts regular jazz gigs come night. Check the Facebook page for the schedule.
- Coliseum Theatre
One of KL's oldest still-functioning cinemas, this art deco–style building dates back to 1920 and screens Tamil and other Indian-language movies.
- TGV Cineplex
Take your pick from the mainstream offerings at this 12-screen multiplex. Book in advance or be prepared to queue, particularly at weekends.