Teatru Manoel offers access to its unique building and to its resources for rental services. Whether you need a place to stay, costumes for your production or access to our auditorium and stage, our team has a wealth of experience and can assist you with whatever you need.

Costume Rentals

The Teatru Manoel Costume Department has over 10,000 items of costumes and accessories in store and available for rent.

Our in-house costume department opened in 1960 and has, over the years, created intricate, accurate and bespoke costumes worn by the many renowned performers to have trodden the boards here at Teatru Manoel.

This vast array of costumes and accessories can be hired out for TV productions, theatre performances, school plays and any other activity. Our expert costumers can advise and help you find whatever kind of costume you require.

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Apartment Rentals

If you’d like to stay somewhere truly special in Valletta, the Teatru Manoel complex contains two recently refurbished, modern, self-catering apartments. Many performers and creatives working at the theatre have lived in these apartments above the theatre, but they are available to the public too.

Accessed through the Theatre’s stage door, the apartments are located on the second floor of the complex, just a stone’s throw from Republic Street and 10 minutes from the Valletta Bus Terminus and Sliema Ferry Boat.

Each apartment has a main bedroom and bathroom, a spacious sitting room and a fully equipped kitchen, as well as a TV, telephone, air conditioning, safety deposit box, and two day-beds.

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Scenery & Props Hire

Teatru Manoel’s Hire department provides a selection of carefully crafted scenery, furniture, and other props from the theatre’s workshops and prop store. The majority of props and scenery available for hire were created by our craftspeople in our workshops and have been used in productions at the theatre.

Teatru Manoel also have a Yamaha piano (model C6 Conservatory) available for hire.

Usage rights are open to anyone wishing to hire, whether for amateur or professional productions. Our props, instruments and scenery can be used for theatre, film, TV, fashion shoots, and photography projects, as well as by schools, event organisers and private individuals.

All items available for hire are individually priced and a deposit is required for each item. The person or organisation hiring the props, instruments and/or scenery is responsible for insurance and transportation.

All props and scenery are rented subject to availability. Teatru Manoel does not hire any guns or weapons.

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Venue Hire

Teatru Manoel has two performance venues available for hire both offer unique opportunities for anyone interested in hiring them.

The Main Auditorium

This is a historic ornate baroque oval auditorium with a seating capacity of 547 spread across the orchestra stalls, parterre boxes, 51 individual boxes on three levels (Tiers) and the gallery.  Entrance is on Old Theatre Street (Triq it-Teatru l-Antik).

A Murano glass chandelier, which is the centrepiece of the pale blue Trompe-l’œil ceiling, and sconces in the Rezzonico style adorn the main auditorium.

The stage’s proscenium arch is 7.30 metres wide and 5.58 metres high. The stage is 12 metres deep with an additional 3 metres apron at the front which is on a hydraulic lift and can be lowered to form the orchestra pit. The stage is fully equipped with lights and a hemp style manually operated fly system.

Studio Theatre

The Studio Theatre is an intimate black-box-style space with a performance area of 7 metres by 5 metres. It has a permanent tiered seating area with cushioned benches for approximately 60 adults.

Entrance is from the theatre’s stage door at No. 81, Old Mint Street (Triq Zekka), Valletta (round the corner from the main Theatre entrance) which also houses the theatre’s costume house and rehearsal and dressing rooms. The Studio Theatre is on the top floor with an adjoining bar area and outdoor terrace that is perfect for breaks or interval drinks.

Rental packages for either of the above venues include the hire of the performing spaces, staff and electricity consumption.

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Explore this national gem for yourself. Go back in time to unravel the theatre’s long and fascinating history dating back to 1732.

Learn about the theatre’s very special educational wing, which instils a passion for the performing arts among its participants.

Hire unique costumes from the Teatru Manoel Costume Department or rent one of the theatre’s very own historic apartments.


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