Teatru Manoel

Teatru Manoel, Valletta: Address, Phone Number, Teatru Manoel Reviews: 4.5/5

Teatru Manoel
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Teatru Manoel is known as Malta's national theatre, built in the baroque style and located in Valletta, it is one of the oldest working theatres in the world. Teatru Manoel was named after Grand Master Fra António Manoel de Vilhena, who ordered its construction in 1731. Today it is committed to entertain, inform and educate; to enrich the cultural life of the audience; to present quality artistic productions
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Wanderer33
Washington DC, DC126 contributions
Dec 2021
Visiting Valletta around Christmas time, we decided to see a a show at this famous theatre. We saw Roald Dahl's "The Twits." We've never seen a sillier show, but sadly we didn't laugh that much as just be appalled by the pointless comedy. My impression is that the rest of the audience didn't think much of it either. The theatre itself was an attractive older theatre, but nothing amazing.
Written January 9, 2022
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,701 contributions
Nov 2020
Due to Covid-19, this visit is now done as a self-guided visit, and with a donation, instead of tickets. 10 min will be enough for you to enjoy this beautiful theatre.
Written November 20, 2020
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Elizabeth E
Mgarr, Malta30 contributions
Aug 2020
Guided Tours from Monday to Thursday:
10.00am, 10.30am, 11.00am, 11.30am, 12.00pm & 12.30pm
The theatre is also open for visits, Monday to Thursday from 1pm to 3pm and Fridays from 10am - 3pm
Social distancing to be kept throughout visits. Entrance is by donation.
20/08/2020
Written August 20, 2020
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Gillie86
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK81 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
We visited the theatre and it is absolutely beautiful, well worth the entrance money to be able to explore the beautiful theatre and would love to see a performance within the venue

A must for any theatre lover visiting Valetta/Malta
Written April 25, 2020
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wowzerstheworld
Winnipeg, Canada3 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Far too expensive. No tour. Small leaflet with very little information provided. Read up on Wikipedia before visit as there's more info online than is provided in the theatre
Written February 11, 2020
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Peter M
9 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples

If you want to actually SEE a performance DO NOT pay for seats in the boxes! We pre-booked seats ahead of a short break in Valletta. Concerned about possible sight restrictions in such an historic theatre I specifically asked whether the seats on offer would provide a full and unrestricted view of the stage. Having received appropriate assurances, the seats were reserved to be paid for and collected once we were in Malta. We visited the booking office the day before the performance and our reserved tickets were indeed there. So far so good. Just to be sure we again asked whether the seats, in the Parterre Box, would provide a full an unrestricted view of the stage. We were assured that they would. Come the day of the performance, the reality was completely different. Our so-called box was two of the four small chairs crammed in between two very substantial pillars. Luckily, only three of the seats were occupied, had the left-hand seat been occupied the person would have had a wonderful view of the auditorium and the pillar but none of the stage! The best I could achieve, with my knees on the front of the “box” and leaning forward at 45’ was a view of half of the stage, and a stiff neck. Most of the seats in the stalls were taken as were most but not all the other boxes. My complaint at the interval was brushed away with nothing to be done as the theatre was fully booked. Apparently, the situation was no better in the upper boxes as I was joined by a lady who’s husband had a similarly restricted view from one of the upper boxes. I was advised to put my complaint in writing to the theatre management, which I have done. Five days later the courtesy of and acknowledgement or response is still awaited.

In conclusion, it is indeed a beautiful 18th century theatre. I understand that those lucky enough to acquire seats in the stalls will thoroughly enjoy the experience but buying seats in the boxes is at best a lottery. As to the theatre management, a step into the 21st century would be beneficial.
 

Written February 7, 2020
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Nicolás Gómez
Bogota, Colombia112 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
This theater is one of the oldest theaters in Europe, it is well kept and serves as a good venue. We went during the baroque festival and had a nice concert, the building was nice to see and it is generally in a good condition. Since they are restoring it we couldn't see the facade at its best and access was limited. Hope they will finish restoration soon.
Written January 15, 2020
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ZurrieqAaron
Zurrieq, Malta221 contributions
Dec 2019
We saw the christmas pantomine here The Little mermaid which was excellent fun for all the family. The theater is beautiful but feels a bit cramped. A pity that food and drinks are not allowed in the theater especially when visiting with young children.
Written January 12, 2020
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Fischsticks
Jerusalem District, Israel72 contributions
Dec 2019
The best way to see the Manoel Theatre is to see a show in it. We saw The Little Mermaid Christmas Pantomime which was excellent! The main language was in English with asides in Maltese. Alot of political pokes/jokes which are universally funny. I would have loved to have seen more of the threatre itself, but it is being renovated right now... hopefully future tourists will be able to see the facade (for our trip it was under tarps and scaffolding).
Written January 4, 2020
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Mark
Sliema, Malta21 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Fantastic show, something for everyone, well done to the whole cast it was a super performance, didn’t know what to expect, will be back next season
Written December 29, 2019
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