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Manoel Theatre

Old Theatre Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
356/22-26-18
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No idea what is hidden behind the gates! We visited on a morning the European Chamber Orchestra... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Karen C
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London, United Kingdom
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Nice evening with the Europen Union Chamber Orchestra.

We listen to Shostakovich and Honegger at this old place i Valetta. Nice orchestra and soloists... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
GigasSweden
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One of the oldest, active theatres in Europe dating to 1731.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Old Theatre Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
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356/22-26-18
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

No idea what is hidden behind the gates! We visited on a morning the European Chamber Orchestra were practising a piece by Fiomini. We sat for an hour. The lady was dusting the chandelier- it was incredible. Like stepping into another time.

Thank Karen C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We listen to Shostakovich and Honegger at this old place i Valetta. Nice orchestra and soloists with great musik. Our seats where on the side but the chairs uncomfortable as you coul feel the wooden frame on your behind. Low prices for us retired visitors.

Thank GigasSweden
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

1. There is no bar, but next door up the hill is one on the first floor; and across the narrow street from the current entrance are two others. 2. The seats in the boxes are cramped, and are not numbered. Therefore I recommend that...More

Thank S C
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

The place itself is very interesting. We were happy to attend of one of the concerts of Malta National Philharmonic and they were really great.

Thank Milko V
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

The second oldest theatre in Europe - just charming. Went here for an excellent Rameau Operatic highlights performance during the Internationl Baroque Music Festival. The building has been renovated in order to install air conditioning.. Extremely helpful and obliging ticket office staff - the office...More

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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

We visited the theater twice during the start of “Valletta cultural capital of Europe”. The performances were satisfying, but the building is not up to any reasonable standards and its facilities are basic. It needs a rethink.

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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Beautiful XVIII Century building, a bit provincial and out of shape. But it's a great place where you and the History share the music

Thank Levi Z
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Past this and stuck my head in for a look, from what I could see it looked very impressive although at the time there was some renovations so didn't bother with the tour.

1  Thank Serene-View
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

very nice theatre which was built decades ago and it is very rich in history and culture. It hosts a large number of events all year long. Once you are in the theatre, it seems ou flew back in time. There is the theatre museum...More

Thank Chris Z
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

Other reviewers described it best when calling the Manoel Theatre "quiant." I love historic theaters, which is what drew us. (It's reputed to be Europe's third-oldest working theater.) But its style and scale is not going to wow you. Still, it was worth a visit...More

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mljhan
3 February 2018|
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Response from Josette P | Property representative |
We have tours between Mondays and Fridays starting at 9 30 till noon at 5 euro
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philipb0rg
2 April 2017|
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Response from Josette P | Property representative |
The Theatre is closed in July and August for performances and visiting as we are undertaking major work in the auditorium.
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