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Theatre Antique d'Orange

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Address: Rue Madeleine Roch, Orange, France
Phone Number: +33 (0)4 90 51 17 60
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Description: Built under Emperor Augustus in the 1st century AD, the Roman Theatre of...
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.
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Cool but under construction

Nice to see, but they were under renovation and also preparing for a performance so the scaffolding took away from it a bit. Worth checking out, but don't expect to spend more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Nice to see, but they were under renovation and also preparing for a performance so the scaffolding took away from it a bit. Worth checking out, but don't expect to spend more than 45 minutes here.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful theatre, complete with curtain wall. Definitely not to be missed! It is used for theatre performances and the day I visited they were rehearsing Antigone - a great experience indeed

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

A lovely old space and atmospheric not withstanding work was being done on staging during our. We visited early and the theatre was empty and quiet. The building is sufficiently intact that you don't need to work too hard to imagine travelling back in time. The audio guide was worth listening to and helped with the journey. Glad we went.

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

In summer, they put on special musical events here, and it's a not to be missed experience. The whole town is in uproar, vendors on the streets selling cheap and expensive cushions, back supports etc! We've seen Carmina Burana with 3 teens and it was a magic night. The music is great but the atmosphere is what makes it really... More 

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Beaver, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We were in Provence to visit Roman remains, and of course the Orange Arena was one. It is the only one in Europe with the stage wall still there. Truly amazing. Also impressed with the fact it is in use today - they were setting up for a show that weekend. The audio guide was also very good. Would have... More 

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This is supposed to be the best preserved Roman Theatre in existence and shouldn't be missed. The museum is well organised and its well worth the effort to climb to the top of the theatre even in 30 degree heat! It relly does convey the impression of what it must have been like to see theatre in Roman times and... More 

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

We stopped off at Orange particularly to see this thèátre which is over 2,000 years old. I had read that it is the only theatre surviving with the theatre wall still standing. So glad we did. It was very impressive. The informational film that ran on a continual loop was interesting, showing the the way in which the theatre had... More 

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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The Romans knew how to build things. Two thousand years old and here I am writing about it on a tablet. What perfect irony!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Can't say much that has not already been said. It was very hot ( mid 30's) on our visit so make sure you're prepared with hat and sun screen, though there can be a cooling breeze if you climb to the top row of seats.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The Roman theater in Orange, France has no comparison because it is the only Roman theater that still has that part of any theater which provides the backdrop against which plays are staged and scenery is held and changed. It is an astounding sight and what everybody else says about the introductory film and audio guides is correct.

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Additional Information about Theatre Antique d'Orange

Address: Address: Rue Madeleine Roch, Orange, France
Phone Number: +33 (0)4 90 51 17 60
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Vaucluse  >  Orange
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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