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.
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  • Petite Opera House - looks what's on and go!

    Lovely petite opera house that often has tickets available. If you do go, the stalls are on a hardwood floor and you sit in chairs that are moveable. Rubber or soft soled shoes are a good idea to...

  • Great music, great food

    Together with some colleagues, my wife and me visited the opera to watch La bohème. It was a very good performance, with great singing, especially from the male main character. The building is very...

  • First class all around

    A short walk through the charming Tammsaare Park, replete with intriguing sculptures, a statue of Estonia’s best-known writer and namesake for the park, A. H. Tammsaare, and, when we visited, a...


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