Performance journey through the secret spots of Annelinn district. A place both cosy and spacious, narrow and layered all at once.

The English-speaking route is led by Jordi Ripley. She comes to Tartu all the way from the United Kingdom. 

📆 1 + 2, 6 + 7 + 8 and 13 + 14 + 15 of June

⏰English route starts every night at 19:25

📍 begins behind the Tartu City Museum, find the parking lot (Narva mnt 23)

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* eraldi etendused ka eesti keeles и на русском!

Here, lots of different nationalities and cultures live side by side. This immersive travelling theatre production brings you the real stories of Tartu’s largest disctrict. Made by professional theatre artists. More than 100 locals contribute to it, too!



When buying tickets, please note the starting point of the specific performance. At Tartu City Museum (Narva mnt 23), go to the back of the building (Kivi street) and find Tartu 2024 flags. Map:  

Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to avoid being left behind! We reccomend to arrive on foot or by bus. 

The journey through Annelinna is on foot and lasts 2 hours. Dress for the weather, wear comfortable shoes. 

Small children should be carriend by parent or walk on their own feet. There are some steps on the route, not good for strollers.

N.B! The end point of the performance is different from the start point. It is 2 km away. 



Is it your 1st time coming to such a play?

The urban space project "Through the City" has now been running for over four years. Having previously explored stories from Tartu's other districts of Karlova, Supilinn and Ülejõe.

LÄBI LINNA: Annelinn – meaning "Through the City" – is a travelling theatrical performance. It takes place in the form of a journey. The audience is led by actors and performers, surrounded by the magical world created for this night only. The exact route and final destination remain a secret.

It's not just about getting from point A to point B. It is about re-living the stories of real people who have lived in Annelinn. Each spectator will see that behind every anonymous window in Annelinn is a real person with a rich soul. 

The collection of local oral traditions has always been an important part of making the LÄBI LINNA. That way the resulting work reflects the reality of people from the district's life stories.

"We deliberately left Annelinn as the final district to be staged. It is the largest district in Tartu and is cosy and spacious, narrow and layered all at once. Here, lots of different nationalities and cultures live side by side – and on top of each other. It needed the experience gained from the productions about the three previous districts," explained Jaanika Tammaru, director and conceptual director.

The next stop after Annelinn is an exploration of the border town straddling Estonia and Latvia, in "Through the City: Valga+Valka." After that, the project will focus on Darmstadt, Germany.

The project "Through the City: Annelinn," which is part of the Tartu 2024 European Capital of Culture program, can be seen on the streets of Tartu from June 1 to 15.



Who are the people behind LÄBI LINNA? 

Professional actors you will meet: Alissija-Elisabet Jevtjukova, Agur Seim, Jordi Ripley (UK), Liisu Krass, Karl Edgar Tammi, Martin Tikk. 

Dozens of locals join along, too! Musicians and dancers from the folklore club “Maatasa” and Tartu Student Theatre. Youth from Tartu Tamme high school, Kristjan Jaak Peterson high school and Tartu Hansa school take part in the scenes. 

The director and conceptual director is Jaanika Tammaru. Dramaturgy by Kirill Havanski. Executive producer is Lisett Soomäe. The art is created by Inga Vares and sound design by Kaarel Kuusk, the lighting solutions are by Karolin Tamm. 

Helpers from every field: Andreas Kangur, Aurelia Kuum, Maria Vera Pšeničnaya, Laura Ruuder, Sigre Kodasma, Ulla Juske, Evelina Nõmme and many others! Friends of Annelinna are Baltic Applied Theater School (BATS), Anne Youth Centre, School of Architecture, Eluringikeskus, Selver ja Tere. Cultural residencies are possible thanks to the Baltic Applied Theatre School and Creative Europe.

We are proud to be part of the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 main programme.


European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024: 

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See you in Annelinn, Tartu!