Arts Council Malta together with Teatru Malta are organising Taħdita Teatru, a two-day informal forum from 25th to 26th March 2017, on current issues in Maltese theatre, which activity is part of Viva t- Teatru – A celebration of World Theatre Day.

This forum will take the form of informal discussions, held in various theatre spaces in Malta and Gozo as part of a bus trip, with these discussions actually continuing on the bus ride between the various venues, and the ferry ride when travelling to Gozo! During lunches, an idea generating exercise will be organised.

Taħdita Teatru will begin on Saturday 25 March at 10.00am at the Valletta Campus Theatre (formerly known as MITP) with a discussion on whether theatre can be both experimental and popular. The final session will be held on the way back from Gozo on Sunday 26 March.

The discussions will be moderated by various theatre practitioners coming from different schools of theatre, such as Dr Nicole Bugeja, Chris Dingli, Joseph Zammit, Philip Leone Ganado and others. Various spaces will be used in each of the five regions of Malta and Gozo, such as the Domus in Żejtun, Mount Carmel Community Theatre, Sala Dun Karm Lia in Rabat and others.

Full time theatre professionals based abroad will be given a grant of up to €200 upon presentation of the flight receipt to attend this event.

The full programme and more info on each session are available on

Participation is free of charge. To book for Taħdita Teatru send an email on or call on 2339 7020.   Bookings for the bus rides will be taken on a first come first serve basis, since places are limited.