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Address: South East corner of town (next to Arena), Arles, France
Phone Number: 04-90-96-93-30
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Theatre ruins

Just a block from the Ampitheatre and included in price of the ticket, it's worth a walk around. Make sure to watch the video while sitting under the shade of the big tree as it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Just a block from the Ampitheatre and included in price of the ticket, it's worth a walk around. Make sure to watch the video while sitting under the shade of the big tree as it describes how it looked before people started dismantling it in the 5th century for the building stones.

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Dursley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Impressive partially reconstructed Roman theatre which can be viewed on the same ticket as the much larger amphitheatre nearby.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

One can only imagine what it would have been like nearly 2000 years ago. It's mighty impressive now, despite the presence of modern stage and lighting...while a slight distraction from the ancient, they're a necessary evil for continual enjoyment of this venue. To the detractors who think the entrance price is extortionate when u can take pictures through the fence...you... More 

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Holiday, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

By way of introduction, the municipality offers a free shuttle bus (marked with a red letter A as are the signs at its stops) which runs every 30 minutes from the railroad station to the museum. I suggest a visit to the museum before one to this attraction because the model and related finds will help one better understand the... More 

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

After dinner the night we arrived, we strolled through the streets of Arles and happened upon a dance performance underway at the theatre so of course bought tickets. It was a super way to experience this 1st century monument, sitting on the stone tiers in the midst of an enthusiastic local crowd cheering on the various performances. 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Very interesting place to visit and it was neat seeing all the pieces of the original lying around. Had a modern stage, lighting, and sound booth set up in the theater which sort of killed the antiquities look of the place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I would love to see a show in this venue. Largely reconstructed but you still get a sense of its original grandeur. Joint ticket with Amphitheatre for €8.

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Gemunden, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The Antique Theatre is partially restored, and there is enough of the older part left you can see that this was a huge structure. The theater is still in use, and just sitting there and thinking how this building was used 2000 years ago brings the history of southern France into mind very vividly - you will want to learn... More 

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Christchurch
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I would have bought a ticket to see this and the arena, however I was so disappointed to see that these sites, although still in use for various activities, are not maintained to a higher standard. There's very ugly steel railing everywhere, the stage and lighting set up in the theatre detract from the ruin itself, there's left over bits... More 

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Hull, East Yorks
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Visited using the multi ticket (11 euros for 4 monuments & a museum- good value) The theatre is in pretty good nick & as with the Amphitheatre you can easily fill in the gaps mentally & imagine the rest. Quite nice to sit here in the sun for a quick breather between sites although old Arles is very compact &... More 

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Additional Information about Theatre Antique

Address: South East corner of town (next to Arena), Arles, France
Phone Number: 04-90-96-93-30
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Arles
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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