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…
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…
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…
Live Music in Bukit Bintang & KLCC

Live House

This excellent new live music and comedy venue on TREC's Electric Blvd hosts regular stand-up gigs by international comedians as well as bands and DJs. Also serves tasty Southern-style soul food (fried chicken, burg…
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. The inti…
Live Music in Chinatown, Merdeka Square & Bukit Nanas


Check the Facebook page of this edgy, graphic arts space for details of gigs by local and visiting musicians and performance artists – they often happen on the weekends. The quirky street-art-style cafe-bar is an in…
Live Music in Bukit Bintang & KLCC

KL Live

A boon to KL’s live-music scene, this spacious venue packs in rock and pop fans with an impressive lineup of overseas and local big-name artists and DJs.
Theatre in Lake Gardens, Brickfields & Bangsar

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.