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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  • Joanne S Joanne S

    Delightful Venue and Superb Productions - Ballet, Opera and Concerts.

    I have seen a number of productions here. It is worth seeing just to view the ornate interior. Tickets are not expensive (especially when used to paying in the UK). There is a good web site which is...

  • niinan2 niinan2


    The Estonian National Opera house is very pretty. I saw the Nutcracker and the performance was really good. Only negative point is the view from the stall seats; unfortunately you see more of the...

  • n0madics0ul n0madics0ul

    Expressive & Sensual

    took the opportunity to go and see Swan Lake at the National Opera Theatre.Production was very good as were the orchestra.The dancers were very expressive and in the required scenes very sensual...

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Estonia puiestee 4, Kesklinna linnaosa, Tallinn

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