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an unexpected delight

It was the city of culture and we decided to attend a theatre event. Absolutely highly recommend... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Exceptional builduing, great acccoustics

Do not miss to visit one of the oldest theatres in Europe. The room alone is an exceptional... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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One of the oldest, active theatres in Europe dating to 1731.
Old Theatre Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Not many tourists visit Manoel, Malta's gem of a Baroque theatre. It's open for performances during the autumn, winter and spring (no air conditioning). For 10 euro you can sit in the gallery, which affords an incredible view over the glittering, gilded theatre below, and...More

3  Thank jessgmalta
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 17 February 2014

We went on a tour, using their electronic guide. By the time we reached the theatre we'd seen a lot of exhibits that were mildly interesting. Yet they didn't prepare us for the splendour of the theatre itself. I sneaked into the boxes to get...More

1  Thank whitnells
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was the city of culture and we decided to attend a theatre event. Absolutely highly recommend it. The venue recently refurbished.Word of warning, the boxes are small/tight so be prepared for that.

Thank annemcconville
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do not miss to visit one of the oldest theatres in Europe. The room alone is an exceptional adventure.

Thank cberg1303
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Saw a play which was OK as a production but the venue was a sight to see and be part of the audience to feel the ambience

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning theatre... simply stunning.... Saw a show there.. brilliant acoustics.... but service needs improvement... woman checking tickets on entry told me there was no bar... she lied.... so i had to go looking for one in the pouring rain... only found inside bar by walking...More

Thank jason t
Reviewed 30 September 2018

the performance we attended was good. However the experience was stressful because the staff were so aggressive. they couldn't have been more rude and high-handed and I will not visit again because of this. No disabled facilities so you just have to climb the stairs...More

Thank Donna M
Reviewed 25 September 2018

We had read that there are guided tours around the theatre. It was mostly closed whilst we were there, and lots of restorations going on One day as we passed we noticed it was open We enquired about guided tours and were told to come...More

2  Thank Colin K
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Before travelling to Malta, we made sure to purchase tickets for a performance of Cendrillon at this theatre, one of the oldest Italian-style theatres in Europe. The opera, based on the Cinderella story by Perrault, had been composed by a French-trained Maltese musician and first...More

1  Thank EloZ523
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Went to Opera at Teatru Manoel in Valette yesterday to see a performance of Cendrillon the French Opera based on the Cinderella Fairytale.What an experience. Teatru Manoel was built in 1731 and the first performance was 1732. Sitting in box 15 is an experience that...More

2  Thank kenhall1942
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

For theatre lovers and lovers of architecture the Manoel Theatre is a must see in Valletta. The tour is short but at €5 is good value for money with a talk from an extremely passionate and knowledgeable staff member followed by some time to ask...More

1  Thank MGeorge_10
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Brilliant play tonight which went on for 3 and a half hours. Superb acting but very uncomfortable chairs. We both had numb bums. If you are going to see anything here take a cushion as it’s hard to concentrate on the theatre when the chairs...More

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3 February 2018|
Response from Josette P | Property representative |
We have tours between Mondays and Fridays starting at 9 30 till noon at 5 euro
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.