First mentioned in 1503, the Town Hall most likely dates from the 15th century, while the present Classical structure was built at the end of the 18th century. In 1810 the governor general ordered that the Town Hall housed a theatre, which gave performances on and off until 1924. Since then its interior has been a museum. Until the reestablishment of independence in 1991, it served as the Lithuanian Art Museum. Today it’s the Artists’ Palace where you can see gallery art.
Vilnius town hall is a historical building in the heart of the Old Town of Vilnius. The city’s most important venue for cultural and political celebratory events was established by the Vilnius City Municipal Government for carrying out its representational functions. This is where the Mayor of Vilnius holds his receptions and where both cultural performances and business meetings take place. A former theatre building, it features a distinctive interior of splendid halls.