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 104 reviews | Write a review
  • Excellent first-ever opera visit

    Went to see 'The Circus Princess' (which was new to me) along with a friend who had never been to the opera. Keenly felt the responsibility of inducting a newbie in opera-world. It was a joy from...

  • Revelation!

    Went to see Figaro - to be honest, not expecting a lot. Wow, a real eye-opener! A small city, a small country, but punching way above its weight. Tickets were good value, staff were welcoming and...

  • Another great experience

    We have decided for a few years now to travel to a number of East European cities when possible. We both like opera and ballet, and have seen some great performances in great venues for a fraction of...


Features and amenities
Share your photos by using #visitestonia