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Manoel Theatre

Old Theatre Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
356/22-26-18
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A Tiny Jewel of a Theatre and a wonderfully terrific operatic experience

Before travelling to Malta, we made sure to purchase tickets for a performance of Cendrillon at... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
EloZ523
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Paris, France
Not to be missed

Went to Opera at Teatru Manoel in Valette yesterday to see a performance of Cendrillon the French... read more

Reviewed July 1, 2018
kenhall1942
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Melbourne, Australia
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One of the oldest, active theatres in Europe dating to 1731.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Old Theatre Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed July 1, 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

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Reviewed June 13, 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

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Reviewed May 20, 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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Reviewed May 7, 2018

Such a beautiful little theater. Well worth taking the very informative tour. Undamaged in the war it retains all of it's original style and charm. The ceiling is amazing in that it appears to be a dome, bit in fact is flat. The chandelier is...More

1  Thank Chris B
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Josette P, Theatre Guide. Teatru Manoel, Malta at Manoel Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2018

Thanks for this. Theatre Guide. Josette Portelli

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Reviewed May 4, 2018

We visited the theatre for a tour. This was rather brief as there was an orchestra rehearsing at the time so we had to visit during their 20 minute break. This constrained the 'tour' which was simply a visit to the auditorium and the explanation...More

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Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

No idea what is hidden behind the gates! We visited on a morning the European Chamber Orchestra were practising a piece by Fiomini. We sat for an hour. The lady was dusting the chandelier- it was incredible. Like stepping into another time.

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Josette P, Theatre Guide, Teatru Manoel at Manoel Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2018

Thanks for this. Josette Portelli Theatre Guide, Teatru Manoel

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Reviewed April 6, 2018

We listen to Shostakovich and Honegger at this old place i Valetta. Nice orchestra and soloists with great musik. Our seats where on the side but the chairs uncomfortable as you coul feel the wooden frame on your behind. Low prices for us retired visitors.

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Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

1. There is no bar, but next door up the hill is one on the first floor; and across the narrow street from the current entrance are two others. 2. The seats in the boxes are cramped, and are not numbered. Therefore I recommend that...More

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

The place itself is very interesting. We were happy to attend of one of the concerts of Malta National Philharmonic and they were really great.

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mljhan
February 2, 2018|
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We have tours between Mondays and Fridays starting at 9 30 till noon at 5 euro
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philipb0rg
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The Theatre is closed in July and August for performances and visiting as we are undertaking major work in the auditorium.
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