It's officially theatre season in Malta & Gozo! Here's where to catch the best shows
If you’re visiting, unless you are staying in a five star hotel with a concierge, it’s not quite so simple to find out what’s on at the theatre in Malta. Even unfamiliar locals wouldn’t quite know where to look. But it's theatre season! A time when theatre dates become full of activity after a lazy summer. Don’t miss out. Here’s where to find information about the shows
When history and art come together at the theatre -
Considered one of the top 15 most spectacular theatres in the world and the oldest functional theatre in Europe, the Manoel Theatre (since 1731) presents local and international artists with a season of concerts, recitals, opera, drama, musicals, dance, an annual baroque festival and an education programme.
The Mediterranean Conference Centre was built as a hospital in the 16th century by the Knights of Malta and is now used for banquets, exhibitions, international conventions and theatrical shows.
Experience Opera … in Gozo
The Astra theatre, located in the capital of Gozo, Victoria, houses an annual opera and a musical.
The Aurora Opera House is also located in Victoria, Gozo, and is the seat of the Leone Philharmonic Society AD 1863.
If it’s the plays you’re after -
Operating since 1908, and run by the Salesians of John Bosco, Teatru Salesjan acts as a hub for creative young individuals with the goal of developing their artistic skills and hosts more than 30 events per year organised by local and international people.
M Space is a culture venue that includes Blue Box, a multi-functional space that’s used for theatre performances, conferences, seminars, corporate events, film launches and so on. It also hosts events by Masquerade Theatre Company Malta.
For something different -
Spazju Kreattiv was created as a space for individuals to express themselves creatively, while offering the public to witness the process, with screenings and exhibitions as well as plays presented within the thick walls of St James Cavalier in Valletta.
Founded in 2006, MFCC was built as Malta’s largest international conference & exhibition venue, and offers a blank canvas for all kinds of exhibitions, concerts and events.
Save this page; check out what’s on at the theatre from time to time; and mark your calendar to include more cultural events this season.