NUKU Theatre building

Lai street, which was first mentioned in 1314, has been one of the main streets of Tallinn. This building at the street corner was a hub of social life as early as in the Middle Ages; in the 15 century, it housed the Brandenburg pub. It was first turned into a theatre in the 19 century; the first plays of the first theatre in Tallinn were performed in that house.
The current building was constructed as a club for German nobility on the spot of the former building, which had burned down several times.

NUKU theatre was founded in 1952 by puppet actor Ferdinand Veike; its repertoire includes puppet and drama productions. Next to the theatre is NUKU museum, where you will find unique exhibitions of puppet art and interactive displays.

It belongs in the National Registry of Cultural Monuments.

Lai street, which was first mentioned in 1314, has been one of the main streets of Tallinn. This building at the street corner was a hub of social life as early as in the Middle Ages; in the 15 century, it housed the Brandenburg pub. It was first tur

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  • Fascinating for all ages

    I loved the puppet museum, and stepping off the streets of Tallinn paved with tourists and cheap tourist shops. Finally a gorgeous display reflecting an aspect of Estonian culture. There were many...

  • Kids would love it

    I love puppets but this museum is ideal for children. I just wish I was 50 years younger and i would have really loved it

  • A nice activity with your kids.

    We did not do the museum - we saw a play! We were three families traveling with kids ranging from 6 months to 9 y.o. My children were the oldest at 6 and 9 so when the lady at the front desk told us...


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