The home of Tallinn Opera is the Estonia Theatre building, situated in the center of Tallinn. This historical opera house is an art nouveau/neo-classical structure designed by Finnish architects Armas Lindgren and Wivi Lonn. The Opera House was the largest building in Tallinn when it first opened in 1913.
The Tallinn Opera House presents many popular ballets and operas, such as La Bohéme, Carmen and Manon. The most in-demand performances are for the Swan Lake ballet and the opera La Traviata. In addition, the Tallinn Opera House stages a selection of operettas, children's plays and musicals.
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The building is split into 2 wings, with a theatre in one and an opera house in the other. During the First World War, the concert hall was used as a military hospital, and the first meeting of the Estonian Parliament took place in the building in April 1919. The theatre building was destroyed in 1944 during the Second World War but was rebuilt in 1951.
The Tallinn Opera Theatre Hall has a capacity of 708 seats, with 423 on the main level, 119 on the first balcony and 166 on the second. The hall is also used for conferences. Food and drink can be purchased in the Winter Garden, the Blue Hall, the White Hall and Colombina Café and Arlekin Bar.
Staying at the Radisson Blu Hotel Olumpia, Tallinn
Book a stay at our hotel near the Tallinn Opera House for the ideal hub when visiting the city. In just an 8 minutes' walk, you can find yourself at the grand home of opera in Tallinn—the Estonia Theatre.
You will also find that staying at the Radisson Blu Hotel Olumpia, Tallinn places you near Tallinn Old Town and Lennart Meri airport.