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Theatre Antique

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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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This is very close to the amphitheatre and so far as I can see served a similar purpose, i.e a place of entertainment foe the population. Not sure why it was built at presumably... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Hastings, United Kingdom

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is very close to the amphitheatre and so far as I can see served a similar purpose, i.e a place of entertainment foe the population. Not sure why it was built at presumably approx. the same time. Anyway, it does give a good idea of how it would have been constructed and operated. It's still used for public performances... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 376 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I found the Theatre Antique interesting and photo-worthy. However, it doesn’t rank among my favorite relics of antiquity, and I think that’s because so many of the best parts were torn down and carted away. In any event, I’m glad I visited the site. Perhaps if I had seen a concert or other performance there I’d have left with a... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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548 reviews
358 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Accompanied by our English speaking guide we stopped here on the way to the amphtheatre some five minutes away. It is well kept and parts of it has been rebuilt/restored using the original plans. We were told that it is used today to stage plays.

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Mont Tremblant, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Similarly to the Roman Arena and about 300 meters to its southern end, the Roman Antique Theatre has been rebuilt according to the original plans and has been put to good use by offering ancient theatre drama from Roman authors as well as recent creations adapted to th eoffering of the Theatre. It's a witness to the importance of arts... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These ruins are great to see, and we had the museum pass, so did not pay directly for admission, but if we had, we would have been disappointed that there was no video (which the description promised) and almost no explanation of the site in English. I would advise that you can see almost as much from looking over the... More 

Thank 1946Traveler
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of those sites where you wish more was being done to excite the public. Not much information on display (the display panel wasn't working properly). I think more work is proposed to restore and rebuild, which would be wonderful. At the moment, one requires a lot of imagination to visualise it as it was.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very interesting place. There are all sorts of nooks and crannies. Allow 45 minutes to explore.

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Babylon, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This site appears to be about 50% restored. Admission is included in the Arena admission. You won't spend much time here, and wouldn't go far out of your way for it, but it does manage to transport you back in time a couple of thousand years.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The best thing here is the acustics and the fact that one can compare with other similar legacies of the Roman empire elsewhere in the world. It is not particularly nice

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Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

This was a neat place and I though quite enjoyable. It is very important to watch the video to really appreciate how it was utilized and what it looked like in its day as it was much higher and larger than it appears today.

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