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Manoel Theatre

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Address: Old Theatre Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
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One of the oldest, active theatres in Europe dating to 1731.

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Wonderful Free Tour on World Theatre Day

We were lucky enough to be told about the free tour before going to Malta. We booked two of the thirty free places, which turned out to be a wonderful tour led by Malcolm, a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jenny H
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Nottingham, UK
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Paid €5 each for an audio guide of this theatre. The audio was boring in the extreme and although the theatre auditorium is interesting to look at they should not be charging this extortionate fee. The whole experience lasted around 20 minutes and was a complete waste of time and money. Don't bother!

Thank Richard K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to be told about the free tour before going to Malta. We booked two of the thirty free places, which turned out to be a wonderful tour led by Malcolm, a famous actor/director and contributes to The Edinburgh Fringe.He showed us all the areas used to produce the productions. From backstage, costume department, trap door, the... More 

Thank Jenny H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yesterday we attended the Free Tour of the Manoel Theatre on the occasion of Theatre Day. It was a very interesting experience during which we accessed areas which are normally closed to the public. I believe this is a very good way of promoting our cultural heritage, especially among future generations - our kids enjoyed it immensely. Keep up such... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

Located on a side street a few blocks from the main street of the city , these place is a real gem worth finding. The interior is stunning and as part of the Malta Pass group you can get in for free with the card. If you enjoy old buildings then this one is for you . Make the effort... More 

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Birkirkara, null, Malta
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

I feel lucky to be Maltese as I can enjoy this gem of a theatre every now and then with so many good performances which take place at the Manoel. Some days ago I went to see 'Le Nozze Di Figaro'. Well done to all involved but a special thanks and thumbs up goes to the persons responsible for the... More 

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Troinex, Switzerland
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Actually we had not seen this theatre mentioned anyway -- a shame. It is definitely worth the visit. It tells the story of theatre, opera, etc in the heart of Valetta. One can use hand-held listening devices to capture all the occurred. I was very impressed with the theatre itself and the possibilities one has of lengthening the stage, converting... More 

Thank Gerald U
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Beautiful atmospheric little place, more of an architectural gem than just for theatre or concert buffs. Very old and cute. Audio tour good too.

Thank Ellie H
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

We were lucky enough to be in Valletta for the 'Beatles goes Baroque' concert. Fantastic show, delivered in such gorgeous surroundings at a very reasonable price.

Thank lam0rna
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

Located in the heart of the maltese capital on Old Theatre Street Valletta, the „Manoel Theatre“ (It-Teatru Manoel) is reputed to be Europe's third-oldest theatre still showing plays, it is older than „San Carlo“ in Naples, founded in 1774 and „La Fenice di Venezia” (Italy). Named after Grand Master of the Order of St. John, Fra António Manoel de Vilhena,... More 

Thank Katti M
Surrey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

I did not get the chance to do a tour of the theatre, but went one better than that by attending an opera performance here instead. The theatre is not a large one, but is beautiful with rows of comfortable and spacious seats. It is easy to find and very convenient for the bus station and City Gate. It was... More 

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