Valletta is the cultural centre of the Maltese Islands, offering a varied programme for theatre, music, film and art lovers. Theatre and classical music performances are staged regularly at the Manoel Theatre, St.James Cavalier and the Mediterranean Conference Centre.

In summer, Valletta hosts a number of open air events, including the Malta Jazz Festival, the Valletta Film Festival, and the Malta Arts Festival which provides a varied programme.

Valletta is also home to more than 400 restaurants and cafes, providing a very wide selection to cater for different tastes. At night, locals and tourists congregate along the various bars on the vibrant Strait Street and the elegant St. John’s Street