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Tartu 2024: Rich culture programme

Participate in the joyous opening week of European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024, which culminates on 26 January in Tartu, on the banks of the river Emajõgi, with the extravaganza “All Becomes One!”. Beloved artists, actors, dancers, and utterly unexpected new ensembles will take the stage in this spectacular event.

The opening performance of European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 “All Becomes One!” is a story about the interrelationships between people, places, and eras. This one-of-a-kind production is played only once at the premiere. The opening act can also be seen live on ETV and Jupiter.

At the centre of the story is Tartu: the real and idealistic, dreaming of the future and remembering the past, full of energy, warm and safe Tartu, where there is room for everyone and life is good!

Show “All Becomes One!” director is Taavi Tõnisson, Dramaturgy Eero Epner, Set Designer Kristel Maamägi and Choreographer Olga Privis. Performers: Trad.Attack!, Lonitseera, Sander Mölder, Eller Sümfoniett and conductor Andres Kaljuste, Chamber choir Kolm Lindu and conductor Valter Soosalu, Ülo Krigul, Shaté Dance School, Tähtvere Dance Centre, Salome seniors dance group, Error-stuudio break dance group, Aivar Kallaste and many more.

After the opening performance, official Tartu 2024 after-party will take place outside, a free open-air rave under the roof of the Estonian National Museum.

An exciting week awaits, bringing Tartu to life and ushering in a year full of cultural richness. The official grand opening of Tartu 2024 is preceded and followed by celebrations in Southern Estonia: in the cities of Viljandi, Valga, Võru and Põlva. Full programme see here.