We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Theatre Antique d'Orange

Rue Madeleine Roch, Orange, France
+33 (0)4 90 51 17 60
Website
Update attraction details
Ranked #1 of 5 attractions in Orange
Book a Tour

Type: Ancient Ruins
Owner description: Built under Emperor Augustus in the 1st century AD, the Roman Theatre of Orange experienced a real rebirth in 2003, transporting visitors back to... more » Owner description: Built under Emperor Augustus in the 1st century AD, the Roman Theatre of Orange experienced a real rebirth in 2003, transporting visitors back to Imperial Rome. The new tour and the free audioguide in seven languages tell visitors about the shows and social life in the Provencal city during Roman times. In the new projection room, the film, with computer-generated images and reconstructions of shows, retraces the history of the Roman Theatre of Orange. « less
Write a Review

327 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    211
    92
    23
    1
    0
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
sydney
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

No wonder people are in awe of this building. Not only is it unbelievable architecture with a rich history but it is an excellent experience that you should allow at least 2-3 hours to enjoy.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I think the place might be a bit more impressive at night. There are still shows going on here these days.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

We greatly enjoyed our visit to the roman theatre, accompanied by the dutch speaking audio guide and illustrative films on site. Even our kids (9 and 12) were fascinated by the stories and historic setting for hours!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Holmfirth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This was a fantastic surprise for us on a chance visit. It is, however, well worth taking a detour to Orange if you have any interest in Roman theatres. We took audio guides and found it simply extraordinary. Go!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Springfield, Oregon
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
33 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Today we drove back roads about 70 miles from our gite in Sauve to Orange to explore their Roman theater, one of only three Roman theaters in the world that still has it's skene structure behind the stage still in tact. The skene is where props and painted backgrounds were stored and also served to enhance acoustics during performances. The... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Urbana, Illinois
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

If you see only one Roman ruin in the triangular area of Arles-Avignon-Neimes it should be the Theatre Antique d'Orange. It's an amazing piece of architecture. Much of the original wall which was behind the stage and the stage area remains as well as the amphitheater. The acoustics are still marvelous and the theater is still being used. Be sure... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Katy, Texas
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The Romans built this marvelous theater in about 40 A.D. to impress all with Imperial might. It still does.The self guided tour does a terrific job.of "setting the stage", if you will. We went in March at first opening. Had it all to ourselves for 30 minutes.I half expected toga clad patrons to walk in.Tremendous sense of place and time.I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Canada
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This was an absolutely incredible experience. I went here with my family a few years ago. This is one of Europe's best-preserved Roman theatres. The scaena (i.e. the stone backdrop on the stage) is in excellent condition (though it's missing many of the small statues that once stood in its recesses... I think some of those statues may be in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Connecticut USA
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

This theater is about 2,000 years old; but like the arena in Nimes; it's in good enough shape today to be used for live performances. And it seats about 10,000! For me; it's surprising that this is not a more famous tourist attraction. Do see this, if you have any interest in ancient roman structures; you will be pleasantly surprised.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
The Woodlands, Texas
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

I would highly recommend a visit to this site. I have seen several other Roman theatre's, even in Rome and Turkey and this one is one of the best. The free audio tour (in English) is excellent and the film at the beginning is very informative and has English sub-titles.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Theatre Antique d'Orange also viewed

 
Les Baux de Provence, Bouches-du-Rhone
Vaison-la-Romaine, Vaucluse
 

Been to Theatre Antique d'Orange? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Theatre Antique d'Orange, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing