Kanuti Gildi SAAL is a performing arts centre that opened in 2001. SAAL was the first performing arts institution in Baltic states without a permanent company and thus dedicated to freelance artists.

Kanuti Gildi SAAL was created for artists with a keen interest in the world around us. SAAL is promoting authentic and original artistic work. We are constantly working at offering the artists the possibilities to create their own original work – to put their ideas into practice, to develop them, to research, to experiment, and to take risks. We are not afraid of the unknown, of the non-existing formats or the ideas-in-development.

One of the main activities of Kanuti Gildi SAAL is to co-produce work in collaboration with partners and artists. Every season sees up to 15 premieres. In addition, we are facilitating residencies with various objectives. in addition Kanuti Gildi SAAL is organising the longest standing international performing arts festival in Tallinn – SAAL Biennaal (2001-2014 Augusti TantsuFestival) and many other smaller and bigger events.

Kanuti Gildi SAAL is sharing the mental space with artists and other like-minded centres across the world. Touring abroad is a crucial part of our co-production work and we are the most widely touring performing arts institution in Estonia.