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 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…
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…
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.
Cabaret in Bukit Bintang & KLCC


There's a chance for audience participation at this fun Malaysian dance and music show that can be combined with a buffet dinner.
Stadium in Chinatown, Merdeka Square & Bukit Nanas

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 roof.
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 line-up of overseas and local big-name artists and DJs.
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 i…
Live Music in Bukit Bintang & KLCC

Hard Rock Café

The KL branch of the cheesy international chain has nightly live performances by local rock bands, with musicians hitting the stage from 10pm. There is cover charge of RM40 (includes a drink) on Friday and Saturday.