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Vanemuine Theatre

Vanemuise 6, Tartu 51003, Estonia
+372 744 0165
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Vanemuine Theatre - a Cultural Paradise

This picture only shows the 'small theatre' which houses small productions but there is also a... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2017
Elizabeth J
One of the best theatres in Estonia

Vanemuine is one of the oldest and best theatres in Estonia. In my opinion, ballet productions are... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2016
Tartu, Estonia
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Vanemuine is Estonia's oldest theatre and the only one of its kind in the country to work in three genres in three different buildings — its grand building, its historical small building and the black box- type Harbour Theatre on the banks of the Emajogi River. The Vanemuine stages productions from opera to classical drama, musicals to children's shows, and contemporary ballet to symphonic concerts. Its repertoire includes around forty performances in different genres. The season lasts from September to May, although the summer projects the theatre is involved in means it plays to audiences virtually all year round.
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Vanemuise 6, Tartu 51003, Estonia
+372 744 0165
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

This picture only shows the 'small theatre' which houses small productions but there is also a large Theatre overlooking Tartu Kaubermaja which contains a theatre for ballet, opera, and plays and a concert hall for concerts. The quality of all performances is excellent and the...More

Thank Elizabeth J
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Vanemuine is one of the oldest and best theatres in Estonia. In my opinion, ballet productions are especially good and high quality. If you plan to visit some performance I suggest to buy a ticket in advance. NB! There are two building of Vanemuine Theatre,...More

1  Thank iriiiina
Reviewed 3 May 2016

I was lucky enough to see the "Phantom of the Opera" - this wonderful musical of Andrew Lloyd Webber - in the presentation of Theatre Vanemuine - Tartu. I am a volunteer in Estonia, and in Narva - where I live now -, we truly...More

1  Thank Horváth É
Reviewed 4 July 2015

Just as confusing as the two theatres on the same street being known as Vanemuine [the big house] (at #6 Vanemuise tn) and Vaike [the small house] Vanemuine (at #47A Vanemuise tn), the street they are located used to be called Aia. The first two...More

Thank Derettens
Reviewed 2 July 2015

good orchestra and soprano voice Marina Listra is estonian artist who several years studied in egland in london actually

Thank iivit
Reviewed 9 November 2014

An interesting repertoire - you can visit an authorized A.L.Webber musicals as Evita and Phantom of the Opera.

2  Thank MarcoPoloEurope
Reviewed 11 August 2013

This is the modern Theatre. Tartu has a history of love of theatre. I even have an 80 year old photo of students playing on those stages of the original old theatre. Nowadays there are many plays and productions to be seen there.

1  Thank Helen D
Reviewed 15 June 2013

The name Vanemuine means the Estonian music god or something like that.Its the main Tartu theater what has both concert hall and theater hall.There are good musicals held or concerts,so worth to visit.It has a nice cafe,Shakespeare,you can sit also outside in summer

Thank ailibre
Reviewed 2 January 2013

A wonderful production of the Nutcracker. This was our reason for travelling to Estonia, watching our young grand-daughter dance one of the leading roles. Absolutely magical!

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