Teatru Malta is Malta’s first National Theatre without walls. No walls you ask? We’ll explain.
No walls means no limitations to create theatre that has its finger on its audience’s pulse. We want to be groundbreaking and relevant. We want to make theatre you remember.
No walls means more freedom to create work you want to see. We believe there is more than one audience out there, so we’re creating work for everyone. Work that makes your heart beat.
No walls means Malta and Gozo are our stage.We want to take you to the places you’re familiar with, but also to places you’ve never been to. Somewhere far, far away.
No walls means we work with everyone; creatives, professionals, amateurs and everyone who thinks theatre can make us better.
No walls means you’re always invited.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane?
No, it’s a Pharaoh Hound, Malta’s National Dog. I’m sure you didn’t see that one coming; go ahead and google it, you know you want to.
(Well actually it’s Pantone Violet C not purple, but for the purpose of this narrative we’ll stick to purple)
Funny you should ask. Here at Teatru Malta, we love purple even though it’s considered to be the most superstitious colour in theatrical history.
Why is the colour purple considered to be so unlucky? Rumour has it that during Lent in the Middle Ages, a time very much associated with the colour purple, all theatre practitioners were banned from performing for a whole 44 days as a show of sacrifice, forcing artists to go hungry.
So why choose the unluckiest colour to represent us? Because here at Teatru Malta we don’t ask ‘why’, we ask ‘why not’?
Ok then, so why Lime Green?
Ask our designers. No really, ask them, they’re very friendly.
The Teatru Malta Team
Sean BuhagiarCreative Director
Elaine FalzonHead of Productions
Alessia CaruanaExecutive Administrator
“Secondary school isn’t always fun. We want to help out and seek ways to make Theatre the solution, to help students come together through arts.”
Il-Madonna Tiegħi Aħjar Minn Tiegħek
Some villages have their saints, others have their Virgin Marys. But what if there could only be one Virgin Mary and one triumphant village left standing? Let the battle of festi commence! With the skilful pen and cheeky wit of beloved author Trevor Zahra and the enchanting musical composition of feast enthusiast and composer Alexander Vella Gregory, for the very first time an operetta will be played by Malta’s very own National Youth Band lead by band master John Ivan Borg and coordinated by the National Association of Band Clubs.
GAWGAW: Pantomime in The Dark
The Christmas Pantomime is the yearly tradition for many Maltese families; it’s that special time of year where they get to enjoy a night at the theatre with their loved ones. However, nobody has stopped to ask the question about its accessibility. Nobody, that is, until TeatruMalta commissioned a pantomime targeted towards a visually impaired audience.
From the start our aim was to create a show where everyone in the audience would have the same experience, leading us to make the decision that the show would be in pitch darkness. It felt superfluous to create a performance that still needed visuals in order to enjoy its full experience; we look at the impairment not as a limitation but as a world of possibilities.
The Maltese myth is brought to life by a stellar cast including Chucky Bartolo as Dame, Samuel Farrugia as Principal Boy, Philippa Cassar and Joseph Zammit. Join us for a magical sensory experience that’s the first of its kind in Malta.