Istana Budaya is the national theater and was officially opened in 1994 to promote the culture and arts in Malaysia. It is owned by the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Tourism, Malaysia. Istana Budaya is the first theater in Asia to be equipped with state-of-the-art stage equipment and on par with the Royal Albert Hall in London. The building is divided by function as in a traditional Malay house. The official site features gallery, resident artist, box office, facilities, community area and calendar of events.
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