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Dewan Tunku Canselor

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Location: Next to Old Chancellery Building, Universiti Malaya

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 further details please contact Ms Siti Mahfuzah Md Saleh at 03-7967 3348.

Venue booking: umpoint.um.edu.my

Last Updated: 12/01/2020