We are Malta's National Theatre Company
Teatru Malta serves as a local and national platform for Malta’s artistic community.
Founded in 2017 we are a project-led theatre making company, travelling from location to location across Malta and Gozo one venue at a time, making theatre that counts for every kind of audience. It was imperative that we didn’t create theatre in one space for the same audience, we wanted to create theatre everywhere for everyone, outdoors and indoors and travel everywhere from schools to band clubs, homing clubs, parish theatres, national theatres and streets – and that’s precisely what we did.
We have produced over 30 productions thus far, most notably: Raymond ‘Fight’ Beck (2018), Ilhna Mitlufa (2018), VII (2019), Min Hi? (2019), Laringa Mekkanika (2019), L-Interrogazzjoni, (2020) and Panto in the Dark (2018, 2020). During the pandemic we stuck to our ethos and made sure to keep producing theatre against all odds, coming up with innovative projects like Poetronica project L-Ghanja ta’ Malta, a cantata penned by Oliver Friġġieri in 1989 that was reinvented into a contemporary poetronica for the Malta International Arts Festival which took place online in 2020. Alice in Wonderless Land (2020) is another one of our reactions to the pandemic, and is a DIY theatre adaption of Franca Rame and Dario Fo’s original original script ‘Alice nel Paese Senza Meraviglie’ for ŻiguŻajg Festival 2020.
We have collaborated with entities foreign and local, private and public and we’re proud to have worked in and collaborated with all the below mentioned venues and entities throughout our short history:
Collaborators: LESA, Arts Council Malta, Festivals Malta, ZfinMalta, FCN, The Ministry for Justice Culture & Local Government, Esplora, Rehabilitation Projects (RPO) – Restoration Directorate, Culture Pass, Ministry of Education and Employment, Heritage Malta, Teatru Manoel, Valletta 2018 Foundation, The Three Palaces Festival, The Malta International Arts Festival, Spazju Kreattiv, Ziguzajg Festival for Children and Young People, L-Għaqda Kazini tal-Banda, FKNK (Federazzjoni Kaccaturi Nassaba Konservazzjonisti), CRPD (Commission for the Rights of Persons with Disability), Embassy of France, U.S Embassy in Malta, University of Malta, Notte Bianca, Aġenzija Zagħzagħ, The Archbishop’s Seminary, Acting House, MADC, Masquerade, San Ġorġ Preca Secondary School, The Drama Unit, camilleriparismode, German Maltese Circle, GOETHE Institute, British Council, Bormla Local Council, The Embassy of the United States of America.
Venues: Birgu Parish Theatre, Teatru Manoel, Archbishop’s Seminary, Scouts Headquarters, Floriana, La Vittoria Band Club, Mellieħa, Cirklu taż-Żgħażagħ, Xagħra Gozo, Soċjetà Santa Marija u Banda Re Ġorġ V, Mqabba, Senglea Homing Club, Senglea, Palazz Verdala, Buskett, Republic Street (outdoors), Piazza d’Armi Fort St Elmo, The Maritime Museum, The Mdina Ditch, Esplora Planetarium Hall, The Drama Unit, San Ġorġ Preca Secondary School, Blue Box, MADC Clubrooms, Bormla (outdoors) various locations.
Teatru Malta is also proud to be a full member of the European Theatre Convention (ETC) counting for some 40 European Members from over 20 countries, reflecting the diversity of Europe’s vibrant cultural sector with the aim of promoting European theatre as a vital platform for dialogue in order to engage with today’s diverse audiences.