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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    Fiddler on the Roof.

    Original New York stage production directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins World premiere on September 22, 1964 at the Broadway Imperial Theatre. Excellent presentation and memorable...

  • Gavin B Gavin B
    Beautiful night at the Theatre

    Attending theatre is one of my great passions, the Estonian National Theatre did not disappoint! The staff are courteous, timely and efficient in their roles. Most helpful when it comes to...

  • Bruce S Bruce S
    Home Grown Tosca

    A small, traditional European opera house. The cast was almost entirely Estonian, not surprising in a country where singing is part of the national identity. Well performed; ironically the weak...

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