Built in 1732 by Grand Master Antonio Manoel de Vilhena, Teatru Manoel, designed to provide the Honest Entertainment to the Public, has gone through a lot of changes in its history. Today the Manoel is considered both by locals and by foreigners as being a magnificent jewel, existing humbly in the very centre of Valletta. Its mannerist exterior belies the majesty that one finds inside.
Teatru Manoel enjoys a long history as the main contributor to the local cultural development and as an exponent of high quality productions. The theatre is an excellent venue for orchestral concerts, recitals, chamber concerts, straight drama and comedy, musicals, opera, programmes for children and musical festivals. We also offer the service for private events and special tours.
Countless celebrities have performed at the Manoel, amongst whom Rosanna Carteri, Boris Christoff, Mirella Freni, Cecilia Gasdia, Louis Kentner, Flaviano Labò, Dame Moura Lympany, Sir Yehudi Menuhin, John Neville, Magda Olivero, Michael Ponti, Katia Ricciarelli, Mstislav Rostropovich, Dame Margaret Rutherford, Steve Hackett, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Sir Donald Wolfit. Visiting companies have included Nottingham Playhouse, the Comédie‐Française and the Staatsballett Berlin (Berlin State Opera Ballet).
Teatru Manoel, 115, Old Theatre Street, Valletta, Malta, Google Maps