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Welcome to our web site! Skene is a theatrical group based at the town of Luqa Malta and is made up of a group of young theatre enthusiasts who perform at their own 450 seat modern theatre. Read more about us here.

(from Greek skene, "scene-building"), in ancient Greek theatre, a building behind the playing area that was originally a hut for the changing of masks and costumes but eventually became the background before which the drama was enacted. First used c. 465 BC, the skene was originally a small wooden structure facing the circle of spectators. It developed into a two-story edifice decorated with columns, with three doors used for entrances and exits and the appearance of ghosts and gods; it was flanked by wings (paraskenia). By the end of the 5th century BC, the wooden skene was replaced by a permanent stone structure. In the Roman theatre it was an elaborate building facade. The modern concept of the theatrical scene, which is an integral and functional part of the play, evolved from the Renaissance. In the ancient theatre the skene was merely a conventional background.

Built in the early 1950's and housed in the Luqa Parish Centre, originally known as St. Andrew's Theatre, this 450 seat theatre has been completely refurbished and renewed in 1996. With the change of the century it has been renamed "Metanoia": a word coming from "meta" (above or beyond), and "noia" from the root "nous", of mind, and means a fundamental shift (or change) in thinking...

BACK AGAIN! We wish to inform our patrons that our team is working hard to prepare a SPECTACLE of songs, dance and sketches to be held at our theatre on the May 15th at 7.00 pm. After the recent success of “Zerniq” (see our past productions' page), the theatrical company “SKENE” will be putting on a variety showcase to end up their season with a bang. A group of enthusiastic youth have been working for the past months on choreography and sketches for this showcase. Amongst other numbers one can find “Music” and “Masquerade” from the recent blockbuster “Phantom of the Opera”. Special guests will also feature during this memorable evening. J.Anvil, Eleonor and Manuel will enchant the audience with their voices while Msida Dance Centre and Alicia Joy Dancers will make the evening an unforgettable one with their movement. Our own Dancers and Actors will also be taking part!

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Skene, Teatru "Metanoia", Triq id-Dokkiena, Luqa - Malta (Tel. +356 21806712)

email: skene@di-ve.com - updated on Thursday, 5 May, 2005 by JA