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Istana Budaya

1. How many seats are there in the ‘Panggung Sari’?

There are 1421 sets and the numbers lessen depending on types of activity and performance.

2. How to go to Istana Budaya?

By Light Rail Transit (LRT): Monorail Line & Ampang Line turun di Stesen Titiwangsa.
By Taxi::
Sunlight 1300-800-222 (CAB)
Warisan Radio Taxi +603-7983 3007 / +603-7983 7983
Public Cab +603-6259 2020 (Town Taxi), +603-6259 1913 (Maxi Cab)

3. When was Istana Budaya open for publics?

It was open in 1994 and officiated by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAB Dato’ Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamed.

4. What is the size area of Istana Budaya?

Istana Budaya was built on 5.44 hectare land area with 21,000 square metre floor areas.

5. Who owned Istana Budaya?

Istana budaya is a government departments under the Cultural Sector in the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia. The purpose of the council is to promote arts and culture in Malaysia.

6. How can I buy the ticket?

You can get tickets online (refer here) or at the Box Office Counter, Istana Budaya opened as follow:
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday / Sunday / Public Holidays: 9.00 am – 1.00 pm or 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm (if the performances held on the day)


Operation time is subject to change without notice. For more information on purchasing tickets, please call +603-4026 5558.

7. How much is a ticket?

Ticket prices are determined by the production of each performance and usually between RM20 – RM250 depending on the type of show.

8. What are the facilities provided for the disabled?

Istana Budaya is equipped with facilities for those who are in wheelchairs. This includes an access ramp to the lobby, lowered buttons lift and a special waiting area at the Front Hall. We also provide unisex toilets at the Front Hall and Main Hall.

9. What is the dress code when viewing shows at Istana Budaya?

For Orchestra and Choir, you need to wear lounge suit, Batik or a long sleeves shirt. For theatre and dance, decent attire is sufficient. Worn out/shabby jeans, round neck shirt, shorts, conspicuous attire, sports attire, sport shoes and slippers are not allowed.

10. Is parking spaces provided?

There are many parking spaces around Istana Budaya and they are free.

If this information is not enough, please contact:

Public Relation Unit
Istana Budaya
Telephone No : 03-40265549/03-40265560
Fax No : 03-40265552

Or send your question here:

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