8 Places For Your Music Gigs In Penang

The culture in Penang is truly different, there are so many things to explore and for an island, it really is filled with so many different yet wonderful things. We here at Venuescape love how lively Penang is, a beautiful combination of modern and traditional living. When it comes to music, be it Jazz, Rock, Rap, Soul; we love it all! So, you’re running out of ideas for a place to have your music gigs? Calm down and take a breather. Here are 8 places we think is fit for your music gigs in Penang.

1. Black Kettle



If you’re looking for a place to host an intimate music event or perhaps your very own gig for family and friends, this is the place! A cafe downstairs and a space of 4000 square feet upstairs, your guests can grab a meal downstairs and head up to enjoy your performances. Just put up some fairy lights and minimalist decor, and it will look like the Music Goddess did it herself! They recently had a music gig, BLACKED, and it was such a huge success! Did we mention that they have a great variety of pastries for all of you with a sweet tooth? So musicians, if you’re feeling peckish, just grab a tart or two, and fill up your energy!

Capacity : 250
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2. Hotel Penaga



Hold up! Before you scroll down and not wanting to give this a second thought, let us convince you – Hotel Penaga is such a beautiful and luxurious boutique hotel, who would have ever thought to have their music gig here? Well, little did you know they do have live bands performing every Saturday! It is the perfect place to host a mini music gig! Your guests, friends, family or fans can enjoy a glass of cocktail while appreciating your music!

Capacity : 50
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3. Inch



Oh my goodness!  This is THE place to host your open mics and after parties! Housed in a pre-war building in Georgetown, it is quite popular among locals and tourists. You can either have your music gig downstairs where the restaurant and bar are or  have it upstairs instead. We recommend the upstairs if you’re planning a huge history-making music event! The downstairs is perfect for open mics as well! The place exudes such a hipster or dare we say it, Tumblr, vibe.  They’ve had their fair share of music events, and they were all a huge success!

Capacity : 120 pax
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4. Penang PAC (Performing Arts Centre of Penang)



Located in Straits Quay, Penang PAC is perfect for music festivals, orchestras and choir concerts. The most recent one held was IndiePG, which was a smash! They have two stages – Stage 1, which holds 303- seater proscenium theatre with fixed seating & raised stage, and Stage 2 which has  114-seater black box theatre with modular seating (seating structure can be removed completely). They also have spaces for rehearsals so take note musicians!

Capacity: 200 pax
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5. Shinise



A quaint little café on the street of Lebuh Melayu, many are unaware of. They have live bands on Saturdays, just a little heads up! Now, back to the main point, it is just the cutest place to have your open mics or acoustic sessions.  It is a pretty hidden place so it’s fit for those who want a small music gig event! Your guests can have a warm cup of TWG tea and a slice of cake while being mesmerized by the sound of your voice!

Capacity : 80 pax
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6. The Whiteaways Arcade


Did you know that they have an ENORMOUS space upstairs? Just by Beach Street, The Whiteaways Arcade is filled with shop lots on the ground floor like The Twelve Cups and Subway. The event space upstairs is quintessential for music gigs, workshops and even competitions. Be it Jazz, Pop, Acoustic or Soul – this is definitely the place to have it! Why not make more history in this colonial building?

Capacity : 150 pax
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7. The Star Pitt Street 



This 110-year-old timeless beauty houses The Star Pitt Street, ideal for music gigs as it’s Georgetown’s culture and arts hub. This three storey building has a bookstore on the ground floor and an event space on the first floor to host an array of exciting events, including acoustic gigs, exhibitions, and arts and culture related events.

Capacity: 160 pax
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8. Kim Haus



A newly opened cafe nestled on Campbell Street, this former goldsmith building is now a cozy and industrial concept cafe. Apart from serving amazing Western food, they also have a bar at the top floor where music gigs can be held. Invite your friends over for food and drinks while you showcase your talent on stage.

Capacity : 150 pax (Standing)
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So that’s a wrap, guys! Want to add to the list? Share with us places that you think is suitable in our comment section. Hope you enjoyed this post! You can check out more interesting venues for events on our website or call us at +6 016 720 0347 if you ever need assistance or free consultation. Cheers!


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