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PANGGUNG BANDARAYA is located right in the middle of Kuala Lumpur, at the corner of JALAN TUN PERAK and JALAN RAJA and is attached to the Kuala Lumpur Magistrate and Session Court Building. Situated diagonally across Merdeka Square and the Royal Selangor Club, the 1896 Moorish Building which houses the theatre is literally right in the heart of the city's history.


Easily accessible via public transportation as it is only 5 minute walk away from Masjid Jamek, STAR and PUTRA LRT Stations, the theatre is also approachable via several roads and off-streets parking available along the river or accross the road at DBKL Building.






Panggung Bandaraya (The City Theatre) is located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, at the junction of Jalan Tun Perak and Jalan Raja and adjoining the old Magistrate Court and Session Court of Kuala Lumpur. Located diagonally facing Merdeka Square and the Royal Selangor Club, the stage is an integral part of the history of the capital. 


Visitors can come to this venue by using public transportation. They only have to walk about 5 minutes from the STAR and Putra LRT Station, Masjid Jamek. This stage can also be approached via several roads and roadside parking is available along the river or across the street at City Hall Building.


City Theatre equipment and facilities have been upgraded to incorporate the latest stage sound system and lighting, which proved suitable for any staging of quality drama or theatre.


This stage also has a foyer, Royal / VVIP gallery and waiting rooms, ticket counters, a spectator seating gallery that can accommodate up to 320 people, an orchestra space that can be raised flush with the stage and 8 dressing rooms.




Guidelines & Ethics

City Theatre : Guidelines / Ethics


  • Please be seated 15 minutes before the show begins

  • Latecomers will be ushered to the waiting room before being permitted to enter at an appropriate time

  • Children below the age of 6 are not allowed into the auditorium. Children aged four and above may attend matinee performances only if adults accompany them

  • Cameras and recorders are not allowed in the theatre house without authorization from the management of DBKL

  • Hand phones and pagers are to be switched off inside the Panggung Bandaraya

  • Smoking, drinking or eating inside the theatre house is strictly prohibitedAudience are advised to take care for their personal things. DBKL will not be responsible for any loss or damage of their personal belongings


City Theatre | Dresscode

Orchestra / Choir
Lounge suit, batik or long sleeve shirt

Theatre/ Dance
Neat, proper and suitable

Not allowed
Faded/torn jeans, round neck t-shirts, shorts, revealing dresses, sports attire, sports shoes and slippers

City Theatre | Important Reminder
DBKL reserve the right to deny entry to patrons who do not abide by the stated guidelines and dress code. Programmes may change without prior notice.

Dengan Perintah
Datuk Bandar Kuala Lumpur



Rental Guideline


  1. The fees include technical equipment and Panggung Bandaraya will provide at least two (2) technicians to monitor and supervise the technical equipment. Panggung Bandaraya does not provide crew for the tenants.
  2. The use of Panggung Bandaraya is allowed from 9.00 a.m. - 11.30 p.m. For extension of time, written permission must be obtained from the management.
  3. Panggung Bandaraya will provide only the technical necessities including lighting and sound systems, which are readily available. Any other requirement or additional equipment could be obtained from other sources at the applicant's own costs.
  4. DBKL can and is allowed to monitor the show without prior notice.
  5. DBKL has the authority to decide whether or not to rent the facility to any Government agencies, private organizations, NGOs, Societies, Institutions or Individuals.
  6. Priority for rental will be given to activities organized by the DBKL as well as activities related to arts and culture.
  7. DBKL has the right to take action or cancel the reservation if the tenants failed to comply with the guidelines or broke any rules underlined.
  8. DBKL can and is allowed to photograph or make audio visual recordings for the purpose of record/documentation for DBKL or for the Panggung Bandaraya and not for commercial purposes.
  9. DBKL is not responsible for the safety of props and other technical equipment belongs to the tenants, stored in DBKL premises. DBKL is not responsible for any losses or damages to the equipment.
  10. Payments must be settled 30 days prior to the request date. If there is no payment made by the expected date, DBKL has the right to reject the booking without notice.


City Theatre | Applicants Responsibilities

  1. Tenants are required to show proof of payment as and when requested by DBKL.
  2. Tenants are responsible to apply for police and DBKL permit.
  3. Tenants are responsible to provide ushers and front of house staff.
  4. Tenants have to provide their own technical teams for any performance activities. Panggung Bandaraya shall only provide technicians to supervise the equipment.
  5. Each stage preparation for applicant's use is allowed only at the date and time reserved. Earlier stage preparation is allowed upon the Events Manager's approval.
  6. The tenants are responsible in ensuring that all DBKL's equipment and facilities used are well - maintained.
  7. Tenants are responsible for the cleanliness of the rental area including the front and back of the stage, the backdrop wall and the stage floor. They need to ensure that everything is back to its original condition.
  8. Audience is required to be properly attired (please refer audience guideline). The audience guideline must be stated in the tickets, posters and advertisements.
  9. Retail activities or selling of merchandise can only be allowed upon the management of Panggung Bandaraya’s approval.
  10. Cooking is strictly prohibited in Panggung Bandaraya premises.
  11. Smoking is strictly prohibited in Panggung Bandaraya.
  12. Applicants or their representatives have to fill up the Acknowledgement Form to indicate that they understand and will comply with the tenancy guidelines specified by DBKL.
  13. The use of nails in making and fixing the backdrop is prohibited. After the show, Tenants have to remove all their personal equipment, which includes props, set and other equipment and ensure that the backdrop has to be removed and the wall cleared from any marks.