Coordinates: 59°26′48″N 24°45′10″E / 59.44667°N 24.75278°E / 59.44667; 24.75278

Linnahall (Estonian: Tallinna Linnahall, 'Tallinn City Hall') (originally the V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sports) is a multi-purpose venue in Tallinn, Estonia. It is situated in the harbour, just beyond the walls of the Old Town, and was completed in 1980. It is not to be confused with the primary administrative building of the historical municipal government (Raad) of Tallinn, often referred to as the Town Hall. The venue also features a heliport and a small sea port (formerly used by Copterline and Linda Line for connections to Helsinki).

Linnahall 2006.jpg
View of venue seen from the Pirita (c.2006)
Former namesV. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport (1980-91)
AddressSadama 1
OwnerTallinna linnavalitsus
OperatorTallinna Linnahalli Aktsiaselts
Broke ground1975
Opened19 July 1980 (1980-07-19)
ArchitectRiina Altmäe, Raine Karp
Venue Website

The venueEdit

The 1980 Summer Olympics were hosted in Moscow in 1980. As inland Moscow had no suitable venue at which to stage the sailing event, this task fell to Tallinn, the capital of the then Estonian SSR.[1] Apart from the main venue for the sailing event, Pirita Yachting Centre, a number of other sports and entertainment facilities were erected,[2] among them the V. I. Lenin Palace of Culture and Sport.[3] designed by architects Raine Karp and Riina Altmäe.[citation needed]

The skating rink closed in 2009, followed by the concert hall in 2010. The city searched for investors from 2009 to 2015, and in 2015 the city council decided to renovate Linnahall, although the project did not come to fruition.[citation needed]

From June to July 2019, the location served as a stand-in for a Kyiv opera house during the filming of the feature film Tenet.[4]

Noted performersEdit

Linnahall HeliportEdit

Linnahall Heliport
Airport typePrivate
LocationTallinn, Estonia
Elevation AMSL17 ft / 5 m
Coordinates59°26′53″N 024°45′12″E / 59.44806°N 24.75333°E / 59.44806; 24.75333
Location in Estonia
Number Length Surface
m ft
1 8 26 Concrete
Sources: Estonian AIP[5]

Linnahall Heliport (ICAO: EECL), is a heliport at the Linnahall in Tallinn, Estonia. It was used by Copterline for its flights to Helsinki Hernesaari Heliport in Helsinki, Finland. It is the only publicly used heliport in Estonia.



  1. ^ 1980 Summer Olympics Official Report from the Organizing Committee Archived 2006-06-22 at the Wayback Machine, vol. 2, p. 243
  2. ^ (in Russian) Tallinn is the Olympic Capital Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Estonia: the remarkable afterlife of the Linnahall concert hall, by Andres Kurg
  4. ^ "Christopher Nolan's Tenet Begins Rehearsals As Cast Arrives In Estonia; Check Out Early Set Photos". Appocalypse. Retrieved 2020-08-30.
  5. ^ "eAIP Estonia". Estonian Air Navigation Services (ANS). Archived from the original on 2016-10-26. Retrieved 2016-07-27.

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