Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information

Structure, Functions and Responsibilities

Teatru Manoel is a Public Cultural Organisation that falls within the remit of the Ministry for National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government. Its functions are vested by the Minister, upon a Board of Management that is composed of a chairman and five members.  

Teatru Manoel is committed to the presentation of world-class artistic productions; to the creation of new audiences for musical and dramatic genres; and to provide a principal platform for local and international artists. 

Cognisant of the fact that this Theatre is a unique historical venue, the management of Teatru Manoel strives to preserve and enhance its architectural stature, while promoting it as a venue of artistic excellence.

Documents and manuals held by the entity

– Agreements with suppliers in the normal course of business comprising terms and conditions relating to purchases by Teatru Manoel

– Agreements with customers comprising terms and conditions of hire

– Files related to procurement

– Agreements with artists comprising terms and conditions of commissioning of artistsservices by Teatru Manoel

– Financial documents, including audited accounts, related to the activity of the entity

– Documents related to internal procedure communication with employees laying down instructions and rules of practice

– Personal files of employees

– Agenda items and minutes of meetings

– Collective agreement

Details of internal complaints procedure

An applicant whose request for information is refused, or who is otherwise not satisfied with the information provided, its format or the extension of the deadline for the submission of the notification indicating whether a request would be met or not, may put forward a complaint.

The complaint should be addressed to the FOI Officer, who shall bring the complaint to the attention of the Chief Executive Officer. The officer shall reply to the applicant within 10 working days from the receipt of the complaint. The applicant shall also be informed that he or she may appeal the decision or otherwise address a complaint to the Information and Data Protection Commissioner in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (Cap. 496 of the Laws of Malta).

The officer responsible shall inform the applicant of the decision taken with respect to his or her complaint, and in the event of confirmation of a decision not to release the pertinent information, shall explain the reasons thereof. Whenever the applicants complaint is related to the format of the information provided or to an extension of the deadline for the submission of the notification indicating whether a request would be met or not by the Entity, and the original decision is upheld, the applicant shall be given an explanation as to why his or her complaint cannot be positively addressed.

An applicant may also make use of the Internal Complaints Procedure to report a failure to meet deadlines or to send notifications. In cases where the request for information can be met, but has not been met within the deadlines specified by the Act, the officer responsible shall waive any applicable fees for the submission of information.

Further information

Further information can be obtained at the following link :

Contact details

The freedom of information officer Penelope Ciangura may be contacted by email on, or in writing to the following address:

Teatru Manoel

Old Theatre Street, 

Il-Belt Valletta

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