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“theatrical treasure”
Review of Manoel Theatre

Manoel Theatre
Ranked #18 of 86 things to do in Valletta
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: One of the oldest, active theatres in Europe dating to 1731.
Worcester, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“theatrical treasure”
Reviewed 12 February 2012

An amazing little theatre with fantastic decorative qualities. We went to a concert which was excellent. Sitting in a golden box viewing chandeliers and listening to Beethoven. Wonderful.

Visited February 2012
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Pretty theatre; poor view of stage from uncomfortable seats”
Reviewed 5 February 2012

This is a very ol;d and very pretty theatre, and certainly worth a tour, but manu seats are hard benches and have very little view of the stage. personally would enjoy a tour there more than a performance

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Visit Twice; once for a tour and once for a performance”
Reviewed 29 January 2012

I think the other reviews have given a fair picture of the theatre but there is one aspect that hasn't been mentioned. A few years ago I was in Valletta in high summer when the theatre is dark. Walking past I noticed a small poster advertising a performance of the classic silent movie St Joan to be shown in the open air courtyard. What a fantastic evening it turned out to be. Accompanying the film were 3 brilliant young musicians; one playing the piano, another on viola and violin and the third playing the oboe, clarinet, bassoon and flute. The cafe bar was open and waiters came round the tables delivering bottles of chilled wine. It was such a good evening that, after the film, it turned out to be quite a party with over half the audience staying on to chat and have more wine until the early hours. The cost was only a few € and another couple in a collection for the musicians. A wonderful time.

Visited December 2011
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Mississauga, Canada
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40 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great Place”
Reviewed 21 January 2012

I have seen many concerts and 1 magic show at Manoel, tommorow seeing Alice at Wonderland at 2:30.

Visited January 2012
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Asker, Norway
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“WOW”
Reviewed 6 January 2012

We went to see the Christmas pantomime show and it was really worth seeing. Fantastic theatre, and the maltese are really a special audience, they eally take part in every happing on stage and make this a very special experience

Visited June 2011
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