More than 100 years old, Panggung Bandaraya is a heritage building gazetted under Malaysia’s National Heritage Act.
Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman
50100 Kuala Lumpur
Completed in 1904, Panggung Bandaraya was built during the British colonial era by Arthur B. Hubback, the architect behind other iconic buildings in the capital, including the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station and Masjid Jamek.
The building was the former headquarters of Kuala Lumpur Municipal Council and the office of the second mayor of Kuala Lumpur, Tan Sri Yaakob Latiff.
Although not as magnificent as Istana Budaya, Panggung Bandaraya is the oldest theatre in Kuala Lumpur.
Today, the venue hosts theatrical productions such as operas, musicals and plays.
Find out about events taking place here (which are rare) from online listings or by dropping by the building itself.
Ticket prices are determined by the organizer of each show.
10am-8.30pm on show days.
How to get to Panggung Bandaraya
The theatre is located within the Sultan Abdul Samad Building complex, a well-known landmark in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.
Take the PUTRA line and alight at Pasar Seni or Masjid Jamek. Ask for directions to the building, which is just a short walk away.
If you are on the KL Hop-On Hop-Off bus, just stop at the Merdeka Square stop and walk straight up to the entrance door. Alternatively, hop off any bus service that stops near Merdeka Square.