Theatre and Opera

Throughout the 17th and early 18th centuries, the demand for operas, pageants, theatrical and dramatic productions boomed as the Maltese embraced what had previously been entertainment reserved solely for the nobility. Shows put on by amateurs and theatre professionals were then housed at the Knight's Auberges around the city of Valletta.

Manoel Theatre & OperaThus, theatre has always been a lively and well-represented part of the local cultural scene. A variety of local and international drama, dance and music troupes perform on the Islands, creating a very vibrant theatrical calendar of events.

There are various venues to choose from; the 18th century Manoel Theatre, St. James Cavalier Cavalier Centre for Creativity, the Mediterranean Conference Centre, the Old University building in Valletta and the University of Malta at Tal-Qroqq.

Gozo also has two theatres in Victoria, each one extremely popular with their opera calendar.

Open-air venues are also very popular and make for spectacular stage sets. Hardly surprising, considering the great weather Malta enjoys for most of the year.


Astra Theatre

Astra Theatre

Republic Street, Victoria, Gozo Inaugurated in 1968, The Astra Theatre offers a wide choice of cultural activities.
Tel:+356 21550985
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Aurora Opera House

Aurora Opera House

Republic Street, Victoria, Gozo A large theatre renowned for excellent operas.
Tel:+356 21562974
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City Theatre

City Theatre

7, City Theatre, Old Bakery Street, Valletta, Malta The City Valletta theatre‘s unique design and accessibility makes it perfect for theatrical performances, seminars, corporate events, musical presentations, Concerts, Award Ceremonies, Fashion shows, exhibitions and more.
Tel:+356 21808080
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M Space

M Space

Oscar Zammit Street, Msida Msida, MSD 1280, Malta A hub for the performing arts.
Tel:+356 21246619, +356 79793737
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Manoel Theatre

Manoel Theatre

115, Old Theatre Street, Valletta, VLT 1426, Malta The Manoel Theatre, or Teatru Manoel as it is known in Maltese, is an architectural gem.
Tel:+356 21222618
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MITP Theatre

MITP Theatre

St. Christopher Street, Valletta, Malta An intimate venue ideal for small theatrical productions.
Tel:+356 23402048
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