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Experimental Theatre

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

For booking please visit: umpoint.um.edu.my

Last Updated: 12/01/2020