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Delightful live venue

Perfect sized theatre for live ballet and drama. Saw 'The Man Who Knew Snakeish' a new work in... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2018
Tartu, Estonia
Excellent Les Miserables

Vanemuine is the oldest theater in Estonia, which has three different houses - Vanemuine's Grand... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2018
Mikael F
Vantaa, Finland
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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...more
Vanemuise 6, Tartu 51003, Estonia
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

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...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank timisaacson
Reviewed 27 February 2018

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)....More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Mikael F
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

Date of experience: December 2016
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

Date of experience: November 2015
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

Date of experience: April 2016
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

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Derettens O
Reviewed 2 July 2015

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

Date of experience: April 2015
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.

Date of experience: November 2014
2  Thank MarcoPoloEurope
Reviewed 12 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.

Date of experience: September 2012
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

Date of experience: January 2013
Thank ailibre
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