Location: Next to Old Chancellery Building,UM

Constructed in 1965-1966, this building, with its distinctive architecture in the influence of Brutalism Architecture, evokes nostalgia among the generations of graduates who have passed through its doors. It has been the venue of convocations, concerts, semester examinations, theatre performances, seminar and conferences. The two-and-a-half-storey building, constructed with off-form concrete, is an important landmark in the historical development of the University of Malaya.

The Dewan Tunku Canselor (DTC) or Tunku Chancellor Hall was opened officially by the first Prime Minister of Malaysia and the first Chancellor of the University, the Hon. Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj. It was designed by architects Dato' Kington Loo  and Mr. Chris Bailey of the architectural firm of Boothy, Edwards & Partners or BEP. The building comprises a great hall and a foyer area and is connected to an Experimental Theatre. A stage is located inside the Great hall on the ground level. The foyer area serves as an entrance to the great hall. It can accommodate about 3,000 people. The DTC is well known among students generally as 'the Great Hall'.

The theatre hall are available for rental (private and corporate functions). The theatres are extremely well-equipped and have efficient, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Our convenient downtown location offers plenty of nearby parking.

 For more details, please contact: Mr. Mohd. Fadzli Mohd. Khalid at 03-7967 3345



Next to Dewan Tunku Canselor, UM

The beginnings of the Experimental Theatre (E.T.) date back to the mid-sixties when it was built together with the Dewan Tunku Canselor (DTC). Both the DTC and E.T. were designed and constructed by Dato’ Kington Loo of BEP Architects. Designed with a strong influence of Brutalist architecture and the Modernist movement, the building was constructed mainly from a bare concrete structure.

The layout of the present Experimental Theatre builds upon Richard Wagner's original concept, incorporating modern innovations and systems. It features a proscenium stage, with a ramp leading to basement rooms that serve as a green room (waiting room or touch-up lounge for performers). In front of the stage is a hydraulic platform, which when raised serves as an extension to the front of the stage, and when lowered as an orchestra pit. Hidden above the stage is a structure of grids and rigging to accommodate modern sound and lighting systems. The auditorium consists of tiered stalls and a gallery (balcony or raised seating platform).

The theatre hall are available for rental (private and corporate functions). The theatres are suitable for stage performance, conferences, seminars, presentations and product launches. It can accommodate about 435 pax. The theatres are well-known, extremely well-equipped and have efficient, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Our convenient downtown location offers plenty of nearby parking.

For more details, please contact: Mr. Mohd. Fadzli Mohd. Khalid at 03-7967 3345



Location: Ground Floor, Old Chancellery Building

The studio situated in the main buildings are used by staff and students working on course work or research projects, and include a diverse range of equipment for the recording and editing of music and the creation of electroacoustic music. Mainly used for music practice and recordings.

For more details, please contact: En. Simon at 03-7967 2669


Location: Level 2, Experimental Theatre

Mainly used for dance and theatre practices. Heavily booked for classes and practices.

For more details, please contact: Ms Siti Fatimah at 03-7967 7071
Location: 1st Floor, Old Chancellery Building

The Department is fortunate to have a beautiful performance space in its main building, serving as an ideal venue for performances by students and visiting musicians. The mini theatre has two storeys of seating, is fully equipped with a high quality sound system using large loudspeakers, and also has computer (PC) and video projection facilities.The Seminar Room 1 can accommodate up to 100 people with a mini theatre style set-up or up to 60 people with lecture style seating.


The majority of smaller classes and seminars are held in a lecture room situated in the Department's main building. This room provides video projector facilities.

For more details, please contact: Mdm Ayu Monyra at 03-7967 3339


Location: Ground Floor, Old Chancellery Building

Rooms for individual practice and group rehearsals are available and can be booked out free of charge by music students. The 15 practice rooms are sound proofed and acoustically treated. Practice room 1 is the largest and is equipped with a Yamaha C3; practice room 2 is medium size and is equipped with digital stage piano, drum kit, bass and guitar amps, and PA; practice room 3 and 4 are suitable for individual or small group practice and are equipped with vertical pianos Yamaha B3 with Silent technology. I
Individual practice rooms for personal tutoring. Inquiry on bookings invited.

For more details, please contact: Music program co-ordinator at 03-7967 3288


Location: Ground Floor, Old Chancellery Building

The music lab for Cultural Centre is established in November 2000, consisting of 20 unit iMac with Roland Midi Keyboards. This facility is accessible to registered students for computer music, compositions and arrangements courses. The facilities is under direct supervision of the Director of Cultural Centre.

For more details, please contact: Prof. Madya Dr. Mohd. Nasir Hashim at 03-7967 3454


Location: Level 2, Old Chancellery Building

The Reading Room and the Resource Room have been combined into one facility, known as the Resource Room. With this re-constitution, there is now access to a wider range of materials in one place. It is stocked with a variety of light reading materials, for example, local and foreign magazines, novels, newspapers and periodicals. The Resource Room now has computer with an internet ready and also been WiFi enabled. The Resource Room is open daily Monday to Friday from 9:00 - 5:00 p.m. Students are most welcome to visit and use the resources in the Resource Room.

For more details, please contact: Mr. Nazli Mat at 03-7967 7079


Location: Level 1, Old Chancellery Building,UM

During the academic year Piyadasa Gallery maintains a rotating exhibition of works by students currently enrolled in studio classes; the space provides a site conducive to effective critique and separate from the production space. Piyadasa Gallery is also one of the primary venues for the exhibition required of undergraduate studio majors. As an extracurricular activity, undergraduate students occasionally conceptualize thematically-based exhibitions and follow through with all aspects of gallery operations, from installation to advertising and reception planning.

For more details, please contact: Mdm. Emilia Ong at 03-7967 3288

Rental for events.

Please Contact: En. Mohd Fadzli Mohd Khalid at 03-7967 3345
Last Update: October 29, 2018