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Manoel Theatre

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Address: Old Theatre Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
Phone Number: 356/22-26-18
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One of the oldest, active theatres in Europe dating to 1731.

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What a complete joy, a magical little theatre

This is an hour spent in heaven, whether you are a theatre buff like me or not. A tiny gem, just 600 seats and so much history. Like all theatres these days, it's hanging on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Nicholas H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an hour spent in heaven, whether you are a theatre buff like me or not. A tiny gem, just 600 seats and so much history. Like all theatres these days, it's hanging on financially by its finger tips, but it's trying so hard to be relevant in a digital, short attention span world. Our brilliant guide enthused us... More 

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The information area was interesting but what really made it a very special visit was the fact there was a rehearsal of a youth orchestra going on. Sat in the stalls having tramped round Valetta and listened to Verdi and Mozart in a wonderful old theatre. Also it gave a good insight into the work that goes on before a... More 

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Thank 779Lucy
Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The theatre is the third oldest in Europe and has had its ups and downs over many years. Now under the Maltese government heritage wing, it has been extensively restored to its glory of former times. The entrance price of €5 includes an audio guide, one of the clearest and most informative that I have come across. The theatre itself... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

A bit different to usual list of attractions & sites in Valletta. Definitely worth a visit. Historic building with beautiful auditorium and collection. Useful audio guide. Don't forget to ask for senior discount (if you qualify) for extra value

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

5 euro for a self guided tour and take as long as you want to sit comfortable and cool in the theatre soaking up the atmos. If you are interested in theatre history, this is a must-do as it is so old with a small but interesting selection of artefacts and documents to enjoy. They are fine with photography ,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I'm not a fan of the audio guide, but here it is a must as otherwise you will be in and out in 5 mins. A quaint look at the oldest theatre in Valletta, a must for thespians, but not good value for money for everyone else.

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Sykkylven Municipality, Norway
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

From outside not the most attractive.interesting guided tour.quite dark and Teatre itself yes have to admit seen better,but it is average but it is one of the oldest teatre in the world from 1731 and still in use so that is very impressing

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Well worth a visit. I love visiting different theatres when we travel, usually for a performance but there was nothing on here, sadly. The self guided audio tour is great, a good amount of information but not too much to be bewildering. We left it a bit late in the day to go in but at just €5 it didn't... More 

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West Malling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

An absolute delight do not miss it. Fantastic tour amazing auditorium audio guide well prepared. A trip back in time. Just wish we could have seen a production.

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England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

My husband Steve and I really enjoyed our visit to the theatre last Tuesday. Unfortunately, we first came on Saturday afternoon when it was closed. ( I mixed up my days! ) It was fascinating to see such an old theatre. Must confess I would not like to be sitting any higher than the stalls.

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