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Vanemuine Theatre

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Vanemuise 6, Tartu 51003 Estonia
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TC2C wrote a review Dec 2019
Lanark, United Kingdom41 contributions35 helpful votes
We went to see The Nutcracker there and I was blown away by how simple going to the theatre is in this theatre, now queues, free coat hanging and boot storage - the Estonians, dress up for the theatre and lots of seats for people to change into their beautiful shoes. Lot's of young children dressed up for their experience of this ballet. We saw the ballet in front row circle seats for 28 euros each and the train from Tallinn took circa 2 hours and was 10 euros each way - Note you can't buy return tickets but there is an option to buy a travel card if you are there for longer
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Date of experience: December 2019
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timisaacson wrote a review Apr 2018
Tartu, Estonia21 contributions2 helpful votes
Perfect sized theatre for live ballet and drama. Saw 'The Man Who Knew Snakeish' a new work in Estonian (I only speak English) but loved this contemporary execution of a modern Eesti classic. & also Crossroads-Step Into the Light, which was highly entertaining exploration of American Jazz styles of dance and tap/step. The creative direction at Vanemuine seems to understand the needs of the audience and offers both challenging and accessible works. Also attended Viini Veri & the Klassikagala at the Teater Vanemuine (Big House). The gala was the most enjoyable night of ballet I've ever experienced.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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Mikael F wrote a review Feb 2018
Vantaa, Finland17,375 contributions876 helpful votes
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Vanemuine is the oldest theater in Estonia, which has three different houses - Vanemuine's Grand building, Vanemuise's small historical building and the Harbour Theater on the shore of Emajõgi. The Grand building was completed in 1967. The theatre auditorium has 700 seats (parterre 407/balcony 283). The Estonian premiere of Hüljatud was 25.11.2017 and it has been so popular that the whole season is fully booked. The production is in Estonian, but there are Finnish and English subtitles.
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Date of experience: February 2018
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Elizabeth J wrote a review Jan 2017
Devon, United Kingdom24 contributions7 helpful votes
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 prices of tickets compared to back in England is rediculously cheap! If you like your culture, you must visit and take in a show, either in the main or the 'small theatre'
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Date of experience: December 2016
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iriiiina wrote a review Jul 2016
Tartu, Estonia74 contributions24 helpful votes
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, be sure to visit Old Small Theatre, not the New Big one.
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Date of experience: November 2015
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