More than half of seats removed from Estonia concert hall

Estonia Concert Hall.
Estonia Concert Hall. Source: Signa Vaiknemets

Due to the restrictions set on public events, Estonian National Opera had to make some changes to their concert hall and removed several rows of seats.

Member of the Board of the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra (ERSO), Kristjan Hallik confirmed ERR that they decided to reduce the seat rows and organize two smaller concerts on June 5 instead of one big concert. "This hall and stage setting will ensure the following of the 2+2 rule and will give both the guests and musicians a chance to pass by each other without touching."

"Additionally, the guests of the concert "Beethoven Septet" starting at 7 p.m. and the "Reicha Octet" starting at 4 p.m. won't be sitting on the same seats," Hallik emphasized and mentioned that exiting the halls is extraordinary as well because it will happen by sections and is similar to entering a plane. "Two-thirds of the seat rows needed to be removed to create the two-meter distance and we will place eight people maximum in one row, for every concert, we are only selling 80 tickets."

In addition to the changed hall plan, ERSO confirmed in social media that there won't be tickets sales on the spot and the guests are asked to follow the instructions when entering and exiting the hall. There are also disinfecting liquids.

Editor: Roberta Vaino

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