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.

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

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 146 reviews | Write a review
  • Estonians own opera-building

    This Estonian National Opera was built in the 20th century. It is nice to me that Estonians own a theater for the realisation of operas.

  • Wonderful presentation of “West Side Story”

    We saw that the opera house was in Tallinn and found tickets for a performance of “West Side Story”. It was absolutely wonderful from start to finish. The opera house itself is just lovely...

  • Surprisingly great Theater

    Even though the building is not as modern as some of the world’s theaters are, however, the stage and the acoustics here is just perfect! We’ve happened to be in Tallin on the evening of...


Features and amenities
Newsletter