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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
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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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Russian Theatre, Tallinn Wikipedia


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