Vanishing Tallinn

A technological adventure-production in our cityscape

No, Tallinn is not actually going anywhere. It’s a functional, dazzling and buzzing city. Tallinn grows, rises and expands even as you’re reading this.

And yet we find black holes within Tallinn – backyards and dark corners, overgrown pathways and fields that are losing their meaning in our ultra-pricey and über-efficient city. These blurry, undefined places are the ones with the most interesting stories to tell and the most potential…

Our main character leads a group on an expedition to show them their very own, personal Tallinn. They also want to share their plan with the group. It’s a grand, important plan (maybe even revolutionary!) but they need the help of the group to make it a reality. This is how the group becomes a part of the whole, capturing events, the journey and themselves, if they so wish. From these clips, a short film will be made by our algorithm, which will be screened during the second act of the story at Sakala 3 Teatrimaja.

In 2023, VAT Theatre slowly cracked open the door of technological participation theatre with “Vivarium”. “Vanishing Tallinn” now bravely takes a step in.
This production is for everyone who
…were entranced by “Vivarium”,
…like to wander around urban landscapes,
…want to be part of producing a movie at least once in their life.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

“Vanishing Tallinn” introduces four different wastelands, characters and stories. The first act takes place in either Vineeri, Paljassaare, Maarjamäe or Ülemiste and the second happens in Sakala 3 Teatrimaja. The show starts at 19:00 regardless of your starting point. Please arrive with time to spare because the guide starts as soon as the clock strikes seven, describing the venue, which is not the starting place. We also advise you to dress according to the weather as the first act happens outside. The journey takes around 1 hour to complete, after which there is a 45 minute break, during which you need to make it to Sakala 3 Teatrimaja. We recommend using Tallinn’s public transport to get there as easily as possible. Act 2 takes place in Sakala 3 Teatrimaja, where all four groups meet and see the films created across their respective journeys.


VINEERI

For those who appreciate solo entrepreneurship and are interested in history, daring to break the rules and believe in karma, VINEERI is the journey for you!

Meeting place: Veerenni bus stop here is the exact location on the map
Distance covered: less than 1km

NB! You can take part of this journey with a wheelchair or other mobility device.


MAARJAMÄGI

For those who love urban parks and despise fresh developments, believe in the power of camaraderie, then MAARJAMÄGI is your journey!

Meeting place: Maarjamägi bus stophere is the exact location on the map
Distance covered: 3 km

NB! This journey has a lot of ups and downs thanks to a hilly environment!


ÜLEMISTE

For those who get excited when looking at investment graphs or out over the horizon, convinced that hope truly does die last, the ÜLEMISTE journey couldn’t be more perfect.

Meeting place: Suur-Paala tram stop – here is the exact location on the map
Distance covered: 2 km


PALJASSAARE

For those who love westerns and notice beauty in the mundane, wanting to be in complete control of their time, PALJASSAARE is the journey you can not miss.

Meeting place: Sitsi tram stophere is the exact location on the map
Distance covered: 1,5 km

NB! Since this journey passes through thicker brush, we recommend wearing long pants and closed shoes! 


Premiere: May 30th, 2024

ONLY during the first week of June and September!

Specially prepared smart phones will be handed out to all participants at the beginning of each journey, with no special skills needed to handle them.

NB! When buying a ticket, please pay attention to the date, starting location and time of the production!

“Vanishing Tallinn” comes to life through PLAYON, an international theatre project, supported by the “Creative Europe” cultural subsidies program.

Idea author and director:
Locator and author of the exhibition:
Francesco Rosso
Dramaturg:
Näitejuht:
Costume Designer:
Developer:
Poster:
Joosep Maripuu

Dates and tickets

30.05.24
19:00
Paljassaare, Sitsi trammipeatus
Reserved premiere
30.05.24
19:00
Ülemiste, Suur-Paala trammipeatus
Reserved premiere
30.05.24
19:00
Vineeri, Veerenni bussipeatus
Reserved premiere
30.05.24
19:00
Maarjamägi, Maarjamägi bussipeatus
Reserved premiere
31.05.24
19:00
Paljassaare, Sitsi trammipeatus
31.05.24
19:00
Ülemiste, Suur-Paala trammipeatus
31.05.24
19:00
Vineeri, Veerenni bussipeatus
31.05.24
19:00
Maarjamägi, Maarjamägi bussipeatus
01.06.24
19:00
Paljassaare, Sitsi trammipeatus
01.06.24
19:00
Ülemiste, Suur-Paala trammipeatus
01.06.24
19:00
Vineeri, Veerenni bussipeatus
01.06.24
19:00
Maarjamägi, Maarjamägi bussipeatus
04.06.24
19:00
Paljassaare, Sitsi trammipeatus
04.06.24
19:00
Ülemiste, Suur-Paala trammipeatus
04.06.24
19:00
Vineeri, Veerenni bussipeatus
04.06.24
19:00
Maarjamägi, Maarjamägi bussipeatus
05.06.24
19:00
Paljassaare, Sitsi trammipeatus
05.06.24
19:00
Ülemiste, Suur-Paala trammipeatus
05.06.24
19:00
Vineeri, Veerenni bussipeatus
05.06.24
19:00
Maarjamägi, Maarjamägi bussipeatus
06.06.24
19:00
Paljassaare, Sitsi trammipeatus
Sold out
06.06.24
19:00
Ülemiste, Suur-Paala trammipeatus
06.06.24
19:00
Vineeri, Veerenni bussipeatus
06.06.24
19:00
Maarjamägi, Maarjamägi bussipeatus
09.09.24
19:00
Paljassaare, Sitsi trammipeatus
Booked
09.09.24
19:00
Ülemiste, Suur-Paala trammipeatus
Booked
09.09.24
19:00
Vineeri, Veerenni bussipeatus
Booked
09.09.24
19:00
Maarjamägi, Maarjamägi bussipeatus
Booked

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