Among the top ten most sophisticated theatres in the world, Istana Budaya is proud to be the first theatre in Asia equipped with
cutting-edge stage equipment that is on par with the Royal Albert
Hall in London.
Here, visitors can enjoy performances from the National Symphony
Orchestra featuring Malaysia's talented young musicians. Also on its
annual calendar are cultural and musical performances as well as
internationally acclaimed musicals, concerts and ballet
|The main building takes the form of the 'sirih junjung' (a
traditional arrangement of betel leaves used in Malay weddings and
welcoming ceremonies), and is divided by function mimicking a
traditional Malay house.
The first of three sections is the 'serambi' (lobby and foyer)
followed by the 'rumah ibu' (mother house) as the auditorium, and
last but not least, the 'rumah dapur' (kitchen) as the stage and
The interior of the Istana Budaya is something visitors would not
want to miss as it is built from Langkawi marble and decorated with
tropical wooden doors, which feature hand-carved flower and leaf
motifs. Walking within the Istana Budaya helps visitors experience
and see Malaysian culture and heritage.
The Istana Budaya is open from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm - Monday to
Tickets can be bought at the Istana Budaya Box Office counter from
9.00 am to 7.00pm - Monday to Friday.
Performances are dependent on the promoter's yearly schedule.
For upcoming events, please visit:
Marketing and Public Relations
Jalan Tun Razak,
50694 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 603 - 40265555
Fax: 603 - 40255975
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