Theatre, Opera, Museum in Kuala Lumpur



Kuala Lumpur, in recent years, has started to develop a vibrant performing arts scene.

Damansara Performing Arts Center (DPAC) shows both short-run and seasonal shows that run the gamut from ballet, to traditional drama, to dance and comedy! Shows average out to RM10 - RM50 per person.

Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPac) also hosts a broad range of theatrical events at their sprawling campus. A huge variety of events are held there every year, attracting tourists to its many cafés and a theater library to browse.


The main orchestra in Malaysia is the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and is a resident at the Petronas Philharmonic Hall, which also has rotating guest performances throughout the year.

Petronas Philharmonic Hall
Level 2, Tower 2, PETRONAS Twin Tower
Kuala Lumpur City Centre
50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Museums in Kuala Lumpur

Museums are a highlight of any trip abroad, and Kuala Lumpur offers a world-class selection to choose from!

Islamic Art Museum (IAMM; Jalan Lembah Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, 50480, Malaysia) - The largest of its kind in Southeast Asia. It has a showcase of artifacts and relics from the grand and storied history of Islam.

National Museum (Muzium Negara; Jalan Damansara, 50566 Wilayah Persekutuan, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) - Perhaps the most well-known and traveled museum in the country. The museums offer free entry on certain holidays, so check with ticket vendors for special deals.

Kuala Lumpur's tourism website offers further information on museums and galleries in the city.

Update 3/06/2015


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