Kuala Lumpur 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 Live Music in Bukit Bintang, KLCC & Pudu

No Black Tie

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 owned by Malaysian concert pianist Evelyn Hii, who has a kna…
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…
Concert Venue in Bukit Bintang, KLCC & Pudu

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 Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees, but also other times), as do …
Theatre in Chinatown, Merdeka Square & Bukit Nanas

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 one of KL's most beautiful theatrical spaces. The intimate a…
Live Music in Kuala Lumpur


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 burgers and sandwiches that are the real deal, plus good sal…
Live Performance in Chinatown, Merdeka Square & Bukit Nanas


Check out the Instagram stream of this events space in the Zhongshan Building for details of live performances held here including sets by local DJs and musicians.
Dance in Masjid India, Kampung Baru & Northern KL

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 and cultural centre. See the website for upcoming events.
Live Music in Masjid India, Kampung Baru & Northern KL

Timbre @ The Row

This sleek live music bar and restaurant is the KL outpost of a successful Singaporean operation of the same name. Musicians, mainly playing jazz and light pop and rock, take to the stage here from Wednesday to Sund…
Live Music in Lake Gardens, Brickfields & Bangsar

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 if you dine here or at a few of the neighbouring restaurants…