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Manoel Theatre

Old Theatre Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
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Quaint, but don't go out of your way

Other reviewers described it best when calling the Manoel Theatre "quiant." I love historic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oakland, California
A lovely old theater revealing about Malta's history

The Manoel is an interesting old theater with a small but splendid interior. The tour inside is... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
Istvan Z
Oxford, United Kingdom
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One of the oldest, active theatres in Europe dating to 1731.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Old Theatre Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

We were lucky enough to be told about the free tour before going to Malta. We booked two of the thirty free places, which turned out to be a wonderful tour led by Malcolm, a famous actor/director and contributes to The Edinburgh Fringe.He showed us...More

Thank Jenny H
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Yesterday we attended the Free Tour of the Manoel Theatre on the occasion of Theatre Day. It was a very interesting experience during which we accessed areas which are normally closed to the public. I believe this is a very good way of promoting our...More

1  Thank Louis X
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Located on a side street a few blocks from the main street of the city , these place is a real gem worth finding. The interior is stunning and as part of the Malta Pass group you can get in for free with the card....More

Thank m4ttieh
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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.
1 July 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.