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
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Orange
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Book Now

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

469 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    308
    131
    29
    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, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

With the one proviso that you have to be fit enough for climbing the steps of the theatre this is a must see if you are in the vicinity. The town puts on a well scripted Roman show on Saturday morning. The audio guide is good and the displays including the holograms are quirky and interesting. We went just off... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

It is in fact the best preserved theatre in the whole of Europe!! A must see. In July and August every year the amphitheatre is host to spectacular musical events.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hythe, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
27 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

This really is worth seeing, quite spectacular when you consider it's age. The hand held audio guides are very good and you can wander round at your leisure. Try to go out of high season as it will get very busy. A good tip would be to go to Nimes and see the Roman arena there as they are managed... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The audio guide is an excellent addition and an essential for the visit as it provides the life to the visit and enables you to imagine the construction and operation of the theatre throughout Roman times to the present day. It is one of the best preserved Roman theatres you will see if you have time go around all of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
UK
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We recently spent 3 weeks in Provence and visited a number of interesting places, but this monument was the best of them all. The size and scale of the theatre is jaw dropping and awesome. It is largely intact and the audio guide provided (in different languages) is very helpful and detailed. It really is a magnificent way of spending... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Other reviews will tell you about the architecture and position of this wonderful structure - I'd like to enthuse about the chance to sit in an audience of several thousand people and feel the theatre in use pretty much as it was intended... I guess the romans didn't buy their tickets over the internet - but the walk up the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fortaleza, CE
Top Contributor
226 reviews 226 reviews
204 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The roman theater of Orange is one of the most well preserved roman theaters around. For those who like ancient cultures and architecture, these is a good place to visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
East Sussex
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This was definitely worth a visit. Supplied with a very interesting commentary, the amphitheatre has great views of the surrounding countryside. It's quite an amazing structure. We spent a couple of very interesting hours here and at the museum. Would definitely recommend a visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
SE England
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
12 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

It is an incredible site enhanced by the fact that the City uses the Theatre as a theatre with relativel minor modification (unlike, alas the travesty that is now Arles Forum) - we saw Joanne Shaw Taylor performing in the Blues/Jazz festival and the theatre, it's original seating and its backdrop worked well with her excellent performance. Alas, in typical... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This theatre is beautifully preserved. We did the audio tour and it was very useful and informative.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Theatre Antique d'Orange also viewed

 

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