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Manoel Theatre

Old Theatre Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
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History and Music

Beautiful XVIII Century building, a bit provincial and out of shape. But it's a great place where... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Levi Z
Tel Aviv, Israel
via mobile
Looks intertesting

Past this and stuck my head in for a look, from what I could see it looked very impressive although... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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One of the oldest, active theatres in Europe dating to 1731.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Old Theatre Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 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

Thank PeanutButters
Reviewed 5 October 2017

The Manoel is an interesting old theater with a small but splendid interior. The tour inside is very nice and well organized, there are interesting artefacts, photos, video recordings and informative presentations. We had a nice time looking around, and my fiance felt positively enchanted...More

Thank Istvan Z
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Take your beloved one to the oldest theatre in Europe. Believe it or not, Manoel Theatre is truly amazing. It's got the ornate decor that makes it perfect for watching orchestras, balls, plays and some extravagant event. Therefore, make sure that you and your better...More

Thank Kash P
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Unbearable stench in a windowless bathroom. Bad surprise. No refund despite the circumstances. Don't bother with this vacation rental. There are hundreds of much better offers nearby.

Thank Emmanuel S
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

This theatre is one of the oldest in Europe, and has splendid to match the best ones. Exterior it's nothing special to look at, as are majority of buildings in Malta, but interior is splendid. At least it appears so in official book of the...More

Thank Aleksandar S
Reviewed 7 May 2017

this was my favourite tour here on valletta. the theatre is the 3rd oldest in the world and is very interesting with the audio guide that takes you through the points and rooms with different anecdotes. there are old costumes, posters, sound machines, and the...More

Thank serena99
Reviewed 22 April 2017 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...More

Thank Richard K
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Questions & Answers
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.
30 June 2016|
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Response from Linda R | Reviewed this property |
Hi, there is nothing on until 9th July onwards. Linda
June S
2 October 2015|
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Response from Jill W | Reviewed this property |
I'd guess the theatre is about 20 mins from bus station and near the cathedral. Sorry not a clue about ticket prices.