National Theatre, Kuala Lumpur

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    National Theatre

    by limledi Updated Feb 19, 2010
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    Istana Budaya or The National Theatre is the leading establishment for the performing arts in Malaysia with an outstanding array of talents. Enjoy a variety of cultural & musical performances as well as concerts, musicals & ballet performances. It is equiped with a state-of-the-art stage, sound system & equipment.

    Entrance: 9am-6pm (Mon-Fri); 9am-1pm (Sat)
    Seating Capacity: 1392 seats
    Dress code: Formal Wear or Traditional Attire

    Note: There's a cheap resto at the side that serves a variety of dishes.

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    National Theatre - A Touch of Sydney's Opera House

    by Kakapo2 Updated Jun 11, 2008

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    The National Theatre at Titiwangsa Lake Park.

    If you are in the Titiwangsa Lake Park north of the city centre you cannot miss the National Theatre (Istana Budaya), as it is sitting right on the shore of the lake, its spectacular blue roof reflecting in the water. The shape of the roof was certainly inspired by Sydney’s Opera House, just the “sails” are not shaped as curvy and smooth but edgy and pointy.

    But the theatre is worth a closer look because not only the exterior is spectacular. The theatre is considered one of the ten most sophisticated theatres of the world, and is praised for its fantastic acustics. It is home to Malaysia’s Symphony Orchestra and the National Theatre Company.

    Not to forget the high quality of the interior decoration. The theatre is built of Langkawi marble and its doors are made of tropical woods with hand-carved flower and leaf motifs.

    The name Istana Budaya means: palace of culture. (You might know the word “istana” from the National Palace, Istana Negara.) It was built in 1995.

    Nearby is the National Art Gallery which is also interesting for its architecture. The roof is metallic, the building itself made of slate and tinted glass.

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    Istana Budaya (National Cultural Theatre)

    by travelpug Updated Dec 22, 2007

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    Istana Budaya viewed from Lake Titiwangsa

    Istana Budaya is a world class theater located in Titiwangsa area. It is on Jalan Tun Razak next to National Art Gallery. There are some good performances throughout the year.

    To get there:
    Nearest Monorail/ LRT is Titiwangsa Station, followed by a short taxi ride.

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    National Theatre ( Istana Budaya )

    by cs_zee Written Nov 1, 2007
    National Theatre ( Istana Budaya )

    The Palace of Culture, or more familiarly known as Istana Budaya , is Malaysia's national theatre. This prominent landmark is on the Top Ten list of most sophisticated theatres in the world.The building's architecture is impressive with its various blend of Malay culture, and the site which is nearby Lake Titiwangsa, makes the Istana Budaya even more attractive.

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