The Small Building

The Small Building is located at Vanemuise 45a, 51003, Tartu, Estonia

Art Nouveau style theatre building with historical milieu is constructed in 1914-1918 and includes a theatre auditorium, oval auditorium, cloakrooms, rehearsal auditoriums and café.

Theatre auditorium
Total number of seats 446 (parterre 318 / balcony 128).


  • Stage 146m²
  • Stage behind portal 12m x 8m
  • Apron size 8m x 5m
  • Orchestra panels 30m2
  • Stage platforms 2m x 1m, heights 0,17m; 0,35m; 0,50m; 1,50m; 2,0m; 2,25m
  • Loading doors 1,1m x 5,0m
  • Stage tower height 15,2m
  • Stage pit maximum height 6,6m; stage pit width 9,5m

Lighting equipment
Modern lighting equipment park. Renewed in 2009.
Regia Opera console 2048 channels.

Sound equipment
Stationary sound equipment that enables organisation of theatrical performances, smaller-scale concerts, conferences and public ceremonies. Sound design can be ordered.

Cloakrooms and rehearsal auditoriums

  • 8 cloakrooms of various sizes.
  • 3 rehearsal auditoriums of different sizes.

Oval auditorium

  • 58 m²
  • Arranged as a café 50 seats.
  • Arranged for a conference 100 seats.
  • Stationary lighting and sound equipment.
  • Suitable for organising smaller official and private events (family events, chamber music concerts, receptions, product presentations, training courses, conferences).

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