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Russian Theatre, Tallinn

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Phone  +372 611 4907
Founded  1948
Russian Theatre, Tallinn
Address  Vabaduse väljak 5, 10141 Tallinn, Estonia
Similar  Vene Kultuurik, Estonian National Opera, Piletilevi AS, Coca‑Cola Plaza, Estonian Drama Theatre

The Russian Theatre (Russian: Русский театр Эстонии, Estonian: Vene teater) is a Russian-language theatre in Tallinn, Estonia. It is housed in a building that was originally built as a cinema in 1926 and is in Art Deco style.

A small Russian theatre community has existed in Tallinn since the late 19th century; it grew following the Russian Revolution when Russian actors settled in Estonia as refugees. A permanent Russian-language theatre was not set up in the city until 1948, however. During the Soviet occupation of Estonia, it was one of several Russian-language theatres of the Soviet Union and also toured around the whole country. Since Estonia re-gained its independence, the theatre has focused more on a local audience.

The Russian theatre has put up both Russian-language classical plays by e.g. Anton Chekhov and Alexander Griboyedov as well as translations of plays from other languages, including Estonian plays in cooperation with Estonian-language directors.


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