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A hidden arts gem in the heart of KL

The Godown is a centre for the arts located in Bukit Nanas, in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. We provide a place for artists, designers, musicians, cultural practitioners, and performers to gather, exchange ideas, collaborate and engage with their audience. 

Our building architecture is a juxtaposition of the old and the new, comprising a century old colonial building previously used as a warehouse and a pavilion made of concrete and metal.  Both the Main Hall and AiR pavillion were designed to convey a feeling of openness, inclusiveness and interconnectedness between humans and nature (plants, animals and microorganisms). They mirror our organisational values and our mission to create a more inclusive, caring and ecocentric society through our activities which are focused on support for the local artist community and the promotion and encouragement of creative pursuits.

Our close proximity to the Bukit Nanas forest reserve has  endowed us with a rich tapestry of greenery surrounding The Godown making it a peaceful and well-hidden retreat tucked away in a busy enclave. Here visitors can connect with art and nature and find nourishment for their soul.

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Venue rental

Our unique spaces with their warm and inviting ambience are available for rent for your special occasions. including exhibitions, performances, art bazaars, talks, workshops and private events.. Please get in touch with us to find out more.

Main Hall

The Godown’s Main Hall was an old ‘gudang' (warehouse) with a history of over 100 years. It has been repurposed into an arts and events space suitable for exhibitions, cocktail receptions, private dining, performances and art bazaars.

Capacity:  Up to 350 for reception, or up to 150 seated.  

Lobby & Garden

The AiR or Artist-in-Residence building named for its Artist residency and workshop spaces is an open and airy pavillion that seamlessly connects to the surrounding streets and the daily rituals occurring within them.


The Lobby area and outdoor garden is the entry point for visitors to both the AiR building and the Main Hall, and serves as a reception area, as well as location for food and drinks.

Capacity: 50 reception, 40 seated

Level One, AIR Building

With a outdoor terrace that connects to the Main Hall, this space is suitable for activities involving smaller groups including workshops, talks, book launches and performances.


Capacity: 40 reception, 30 seated

Roof Garden, AIR Building

The roof is a contemplative place with a wild garden, concrete bench seating and a panaromic view of downtown KL.,.

Capacity: 20-25