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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  • Niina G Niina G

    First time ever in Opera and we loved it

    My husband and I wanted to do something different on our trip to Tallin and we booked tickets to La Boheme at Estonian National Opera. It was a wonderful experience. For the first-timers in Opera...

  • Ines M Ines M

    Small, cozy, beautiful, great performances

    The opera house is rather small, but very neat and beautiful, offering both a sense of festiveness and coziness. If you have the tickets for the 2nd balcony, I suggest using the 2nd balcony cloakroom...

  • SunseekerFinland SunseekerFinland

    Wonderful Cinderella

    This was my first time in ballet in the Estonian National Opera, but not last. We went to see Cinderella and I found the performance very good in many ways. In whole it was fresh and modern, romantic...

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