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.


Sagrestia Vault

Sagrestia Vault

45/46, Pinto Wharf, Floriana, FRN 1913, Malta Set in the heart of the Valletta Waterfront, Sagrestia Vault is a vaulted hall which has been beautifully renovated and transformed into a concert hall.
Tel:+356 21252640, +356 25673000
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Sir Temi Zammit Hall

Sir Temi Zammit Hall

University of Malta, Tal-Qroqq, Msida, Malta A large theatre on the university campus.
Tel:+356 23402340
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Spazju Kreattiv

Spazju Kreattiv

Castille Square, Valletta, VLT 1060, Malta A small theatre with sixty seats arranged around the central stage.
Tel:+356 21223200
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St. Agatha's Auditorium

St. Agatha's Auditorium

St. Paul’s Missionary College, Emanuele Vitale Str., Rabat, RBT 2020, Malta The theatre at St. Paul's Missionary College, Rabat.
Tel:+356 21459536
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Teatru Salesjan

Teatru Salesjan

45, Howard Street Tas-Sliema, Malta The Teatru Salesjan, which has been in operation since 1908, forms part of the Salesian Oratory, a non profit organization providing educational opportunities for the development of young people. The theatre complex is a formative, family oriented environment for young people to develop their cr ...
Tel:+356 21331447, +356 21337809
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The Splendid

The Splendid

No. 84, Strait Street, Valletta, VLT 1436, Malta The Splendid is a theatre situated in Strait Street in Valletta.
Tel:+356 27224408
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