Estonian National Opera - opera house

Designed by A. Lindgren and W. Lönn and completed in 1913, the art nouveau/classicist Estonia theatre and opera house was the largest building of its kind in Tallinn at the time.
One of its two wings was designed as a theatre, and the other as a concert hall. The original building was destroyed during the Soviet bombings in March 1944. However, it was renovated in the latter half of the 1940's.

Good to know: The first Estonian parliament convened in the concert hall on 23 April 1919.

You can join an hour-long tour before a performance, explore the historic building, and find out what takes place in the theatre before the curtains go up.

The building belongs in the National Registry of Cultural Monuments.


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  • AlanKr AlanKr

    Small scale production, small town feel, kind of fun

    I make a point of going to the opera anywhere I travel. It's fun to see new houses and local audiences. This house is tiny, the seats squeak; and though the audience (almost all locals) was...

  • scalopages scalopages

    Sit back and relax

    The opera has several programs during our visiting. It is recommend to book in advance as the ticket is sold fast.

  • Dan S Dan S

    Great venue

    A wonderful opera house, very well located within the city. As it is the case with most of the Baltic countries, they're in love with their performing arts, and Tallinn is no exception. The place was...

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