Featuring a varied programme of theatre, music, dance and visual arts and offering a broad range of genres and artistic forms, the festival is held mainly in open-air venues in Malta’s warm summer nights. The Festival also includes a number of residencies & workshops with some of its international guest. 

Site-specific curation, music, visual arts, theatre, dance, opera, installations, films, community projects, interactive and participatory events, are just some of the various highlights of the Malta International Arts Festival, which opens on 29 June. Highlights of this festival include the grand concert by the world-famous Royal Concergebouw Orchestra at the Manoel Theatre on 1 July and the literally gravity defying Aria by Italian dance company No Gravity at the Manoel Theatre on 8 July.