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Look out for these 30-minute talks with the expert. Light-hearted and informal, they will provide you with the insight necessary to enhance your enjoyment of the concert you are about to watch. 

Upcoming Toi Toi Talks:

24th January  - Gjorgji Cincievski and Rosetta De Battista – Double bass and piano recital

3rd February - MPO conducted by Brian Schembri and featuring violinist Alexandre da Costa

14th February - Beatrice Martin – Harpsichord recital

6th March - Gerard Caussé on the viola and Felipe Ribeiro Pinto  - Chamber music 

Venue: The Studio Theatre

Time: 7.15pm (Duration 30 minutes)

Cost: Free of charge, with a glass of wine on the house!   

Up to 40 places available

Book your place when booking your seats for the concert!


Beatrice Martin for the young  

Learn about the harpsichord through this dynamic workshop / recital!

Luckily for you youngsters, Beatrice Martin has kindly offered to play, especially for us, on the 13th of February. We will have the opportunity to listen to the beautiful sound of the harpsichord before her concert on the following day. We first become familiarised with the instrument, presented in a fun and interactive workshop!

The FIRST 100 KIDS (recommended ages: 8+ / younger children may enjoy this event although they will have to be accompanied throughout). Attendance is free of charge though places will need to be booked via the Teatru Manoel booking office.  

Date: Monday 13th February. Booking closes on the 10th February

Recommended age: 8 – 16

Time: 5pm sharp (Duration 1 hour)

Meeting Place: Teatru Manoel courtyard

Cost: Free 

Contemporary Sounds Good! series  

Extended Piano Techniques Workshop with Gabi Sultana  

These workshops are intended to raise awareness on Contemporary Music. The Three C's – Henry Cowell, John Cage and George Crumb are the main focus of Gabi Sultana’s presentation though other composers, such as the Belgian Stefaan Prins will also be discussed.  

A short history of the piano followed by an introduction to these pioneers and their contribution to contemporary music will be explored. During the workshop, all participants will have the opportunity to see how the piano works and what different sounds can be produced. Various compositions will be used to illustrate these techniques. 

Venue: Sala Isouard

Date: 22nd February

Time: 5pm (Duration 1 hour)

Recommended age: 8 – 14

Cost: €5 

TOI TOI Beethoven 

Renowned viola player Gerard Causse and pianist Felipe Ribeiro will play selections  of music by Beethoven and Franck. This short recital is aimed specifically at children aged 8 – 14 and will be an exciting opportunity to engage with the musicians and learn more about these pioneering romantic composers.  

Date: Sunday 4th March

Time: 5pm (Duration 1hr)

Venue: Studio Theatre

Recommended age: 8 - 14

Cost: Free 

YOUTH THEATRE :   Inspiring the future through creativity 

Now, more than any other time, there is a thriving theatre scene in Malta. A whole new generation of young actors has taken to the stage, with many more following in their footsteps. The aim of The Manoel Youth Theatre is to provide a training opportunity for young actors aged between 16 and 20 years old. This group would meet on a weekly basis at the Manoel Theatre (Saturday afternoons from 2pm until 5pm) and would focus on giving young actors the opportunity to explore and reach their creative potential through a quality theatre arts experience.  

Directors: Pete Harris/Denise Mulholland

Audition date:24th March

Recommended age: Age 16 – 20

Venue: Studio Theatre 

More information is available on Teatru Manoel website  (link) 


Audition Workshop

Director: Pete Harris

Open to all: 25th March

Time: 11am

Venue: Teatru Manoel main stage 

This day – long seminar offers a detailed practical workshop on auditioning for UK drama schools as well as local productions. Participants will explore a complete audition process, spending time working individually on improvisation, as well as prepared monologues. We will also explore working within an ensemble. Feedback for those taking part will be also provided, together with an opportunity for participants to reflect and develop their own awareness of the work and themselves as the workshop progresses.

Teatru Manoel 115, Triq it-Teatru L-Antik, Valletta

Direct Line: 00356 25595536, Email: sabrina@teatrumanoel.com.mt, Website: www.teatrumanoel.com.mt 

Booking Office Hours : Mon – Fri:         10.00 – 13.00,17.00 – 19.00, Sat: 10.00 – 13:00.

'When booking for this event please mention you saw it advertised on www.maltababyandkids.com' 

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