Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre

PEVoC14 will take place on 24-27 August 2022 in Tallinn in the new building of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. 

Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre is a public university, specialized in music and drama. Students can specialize in all major fields of music and theatre in Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral programmes – from organ and harpsichord to jazz and traditional music.

In addition to vocalists and instrumentalists, conductors, composers, musicologists, music teachers and sound engineers are also trained in Bachelor’s programmes.

The new building of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre was opened in September 2019.


Seaplane Harbour

The Seaplane Harbour, including the Seaplane Hangar, was built to become part of Peter the Great’s naval fortress 100 years ago on orders from the Russian emperor Nicholas II. The architecture of the Hangar is remarkable, featuring the world’s first columnless thin-shell concrete domes of such volume. The building was used for seaplanes until the Second World War!

The Seaplane Harbour accommodates one of Europe’s grandest maritime museums. You are invited to see the authentic submarine Lembit from the 1930s, the century-old steam-powered icebreaker Suur Tõll, a Short 184 seaplane replica, mines, cannons and many other life-sized exhibits. 

The Seaplane Hangars — a building connecting the sea with the sky — has been awarded the Europa Nostra 2013 Grand Prix for cultural heritage.


St. John's Church

The bright yellow, neo-Gothic church that dominates Freedom Square is a true survivor among the city's churches.

Despite two attempts to tear it down in the last century, it has persevered and is likely to be around for a long time to come.

The idea for St. John's church first came about in the mid-19th century when the city's growing population of ethnic Estonians made the Holy Spirit Church too small for its congregation. A new church, which at the pastor's suggestion was named for St. John the Evangelist, was founded.

Construction lasted from 1862 to 1867, and was carried out under the supervision of the church's designer, Tallinn-born architect Christoph August Gabler.

The smart design of the altar and the painting Christ on the Cross and the chandeliers, which are older than the building itself, make the church radiant.

The oldest church bell with an Estonian text is also located in the church tower (1872). 

The church has wonderful acoustics and 3 pipe organs. A new Choir Organ was built in 2005 by the German organ experts, Orgelbau in Ostfrieslandwith, with which began the restauration process. After the Choir Organ, the Grand Organ (built in 1867) was restored in 2009. In addition, Orgelbau in Ostfriesland restored the Echo Organ as well. 



Public transport is free for all PEVoC14 delegates

Tallinn is very compact and easy to get around. Reaching farther out destinations is simple thanks to the city's network of busestrolleys and trams

The public transport network operates from 6:00 to 23:00 daily (some lines until 24:00, see timetables for further information). 

The transport for all PEVoC14 delegates is free. You will receive a QR code in a PEVoC14 newsletter. It will also be printed on your name tags you will receive when checking in at the conference site.

The ticket system works on a random-inspection basis: you do not have to show anything to the driver.

The QR code must be validated at the bottom of the rectangular orange validator located at the front door of the public transport vehicle: place the QR code displayed on a smart device screen or printed on paper in front of the code reader screen situated at the lower part of the rectangular validator.

It is not necessary to re-validate your ticket when exiting the vehicle.

Below you can find the map with all public transport options. You can open it in a new window here.

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Tallinn's public transport map