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.
There is nothing quite like klpac, really.
In line with its aim to nurture young talent, klpac runs a residency programme giving young talents a safe space to hone their skills and craft. We started with just one full-time director as part of the programme, Gavin Yap. Since then, the programme has expanded and klpac boasts resident directors specialized in their individual artistic fields such as Mark Beau de Silva and Omar Ali.
The residents are charged with presenting a wide range of performances and activities. They also run courses at our Academy. All residents are also actively involved in our Community Outreach programmes, bringing the arts to the underprivileged.