Aida St Tallinn

Image by Dmitri Korobtsov

Aida St – Theater backstage in Old Town

While walking in Old Town it’s very easy to miss one small inconspicuous lane, Aida Street, connecting the Lai and Laboratooriumi streets. It’s really short – I suppose less than a hundred meters, yet accidental passersby can find one of the most interesting sights in the center here – the open air stage of Old Town Theatre. (NB! I’m trying to avoid spoilers, so the picture for the article is illustrative – it was taken a couple of years ago while the scene tends to change from time to time along with the theater’s repertoire).

By the way – although it may seem easy to climb inside, I don’t recommend doing it (even if it looks like the perfect background for a selfie), as there is working video surveillance and angry guards are hiding nearby.

Still, this small lane is one of my favorite locations in city center for shooting portrait photos – not only because of the picturesque surroundings it offers but because it’s one of the quietest corners in town – for some mysterious reason there are practically no people passing by.

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Aida, Tallinn

Opening Times

24 hours daily




Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)