Entertainment

Live Music in Tallinn

PADA

The summer-only Kultuurikatla Aia (Cultural Garden) is a great place to catch live music, DJs and other performances beneath trees strung with fairy lights and amidst a hip and friendly crowd and ever-changing displ…
Live Music in Tallinn

Chicago 1933

With a dim, wood-panelled speakeasy vibe, live blues and jazz played by Estonian and international artists most nights, and seriously comfortable horseshoe banquettes amongst the stylish fittings, Chicago is easy to…
Cinema in Tallinn

Kino Sõprus

Set in a magnificent Soviet-era theatre (be sure to check out the reliefs on the facade), the Kino Sõprus ('friendship cinema') is Estonia's best art-house picture house. It screens films in their original languages…
Classical Music in Tallinn

Estonia Concert Hall

The city’s biggest classical concerts are held in this double-barrelled venue, built in the early 20th century and reconstructed after WWII bomb damage. It’s Tallinn’s most prestigious performance venue, housing bot…
Performing Arts in Tallinn

St Canute’s Guild Hall

Contemporary and classical forms of dance, audio and video installations and cutting-edge theatre productions are just some of the avant-garde entries filling the programme at this multi-genre arts space. It occupie…
Theatre in Tallinn

Tallinn City Theatre

Originating in Soviet times as the Estonian Youth Theatre, Tallinn's most beloved company performs on seven stages scattered around its main building on Lai (including a summer stage at the rear). Book well in advan…
Live Music in Tallinn

Rockclub Tapper

A sweaty, raucous black box of a place, Tapper is Tallinn's premier venue for metal, thrash, hard rock and allied styles. Some shows are free (money's made over the bar) but bigger and international acts naturally c…
Theatre in Tallinn

Von Krahli Teater

With an attached bar and a reputation for experimental and fringe productions, Von Krahli claims the honour of being the first private theatre established in Estonia following independence from the Soviet Union.
Cinema in Tallinn

Artis

Inside the Solaris Centre but somewhat tricky to find (it's on the third floor) this art-house cinema shows European, local and independent productions.
Theatre in Tallinn

Estonian Drama Theatre

This handsome art-nouveau–style venue, completed in 1910, is home to Estonia's leading theatre company. Productions, mainly of classic plays, are in Estonian or English.