Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre | KLPAC

In 1995, two individuals created history by building the first privately owned and operated theatre in Malaysia below Dataran Merdeka. The individuals were Faridah Merican and Joe Hasham and the theatre was the The Actors Studio@Plaza Putra.
Then in 2003, flash floods inundated KL and destroyed The Actors Studio’s underground complex entirely.
It was out of this tragedy that The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac) was born.

The arts community needed a new home and history was made yet again. The Actors Studio, YTL Corporation and Yayasan Budi Penyayang joined hands to establish the country’s first fully-integrated arts centre. The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac), a non-profit organisation, opened its doors in May 2005.

It has not only been a home to the arts community and a foster home for foreign troupes but it has become the very lifeline that keeps the arts and cultural life in Malaysia breathing. An arts and cultural icon. Historical landmark. Award-winning architectural design.


Damansara Performing Arts Centre | DPAC

Anchoring on the growing awareness in the arts among various Malaysian communities, Mammoth Empire Holdings Sdn Bhd extends its corporate social responsibility to the development of arts and culture in Malaysia. This meaningful endeavour takes the form of a new arts space to meet the growing needs of arts practitioners and arts aficionados in the Petaling Jaya / the Damansara district. Hence, the new performing arts space has been strategically named Damansara Performing Arts Centre (DPAC).

Damansara Performing Arts Centre (DPAC) is an organisation dedicated to promoting arts in Malaysia, through learning, practicing, and appreciating arts. DPAC aims to further enhance public awareness on the importance of art-forms that enrich our lives while shaping today’s world. DPAC has a proscenium theatre, a black box, an experimental theatre, an indoor theatre-foyer and several dance studios.

They are all equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. These facilities cater to the professional practices of different performing arts practitioners in various forms.


ASWARA – National Academy of Arts Culture and Heritage


  • To become a human resource capital development institution in the fields of art, culture and heritage, relevant and quality that meets the standards.
  • To create employment and knowledgeable art professionals to develop creative industries, arts and heritage.
  • To be a resource center, counseling and experimental art, culture and heritage.
  • To become a professional practitioner accreditation of art, culture and heritage.


To become an institutional center for education and training for art, culture, and national heritage that is recognized by the national, regional, and international levels.


ASWARA as a premier institution of higher learning by providing learning and teaching, research and academic publications and professional advice in the fields in art, culture, and heritage.

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