Established in 1989 by Joe Hasham OAM and Dato’ Faridah Merican, The Actors Studio Malaysia has had a long and illustrious history of enriching lives by improving access to the arts. Since its opening in 2012, The Actors Studio Academy @ penangpac continues to be at the forefront of arts education in Penang, grooming performing arts talents from as young as 3 years old.
Free-of-charge Basic Performing Arts Workshop for schools
Rakan Seni is a free-of-charge programme by penangpac to open a window for school students to experience performing arts. Since 2015, our team has visited schools and conducted a 1-hour workshop for students to increase their under-standing and interest of performing arts.
The Actors Studio Chorus and The Actors Studio Orchestra, under the helm of Resident Conductor – Martin Rutherford, are the 2 performing arts groups that hosted by penangpac. Through these groups, we gather local talents to continue practicing and developing their skills in music, gaining performing experiences through shows produced. We believe, the notion of community chorus and orchestra is to foster creative excellence, develop and nurture performing arts culture in Penang.