To be a reputable stage performing act in Malaysia with a world-class status.
The logo is a replica of the ‘sirih’ or betel leaves. It is commonly used as a symbol to welcome guests during traditional Malay weddings, festivities and welcoming ceremonies for dignitaries.
It also signifies a mark of excellence in Malaysian performing arts and manifests the role of Istana Budaya in welcoming visitors to its theatre performances of the highest artistic standards in the country. The three betel leaves signifies LANGUAGE (acting), MOVEMENT (dance) and RHYTHM (music). When combined with the fourth betel leaves, it signifies the PERFORMING ARTS.
Developing an artistic excellence in stage performing art.