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This small, enclosed theater was used for concerts as well as political events. The theater contained 23 tiered rows of seating in a semi-circular shape, which could accommodate up to 1450 spectators.
Efes Selcuk Merkez, Selcuk, Selcuk, Turkey
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Reviewed April 18, 2019 via mobile

This small theatre had double function in use. First it was used as a Bouleuterion for the meetings of the Senate. The second fuction was the Odeion as a concert hall for the performances.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank arvind1000
Reviewed March 20, 2019

When I visited this last time, a soprano tourist started singing in the middle of it, and everyone one was blown away not necessarily for her voice but the acoustic of the theater that still to this day is very impressive.It makes you wonder how...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank b4lobotomy
Reviewed February 17, 2019

When you visit this place, you expect the placed to be as grand as it is in Rome. But sadly it might not be as per your expectation. Having said that it is obviously oneof the places which you shouldnt miss out.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank rahul14068
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Sit at the top of the theatre and wonder who had sat here before ... what did they wear, what did they watch, did they have a say in what went on? Inspiring what humans can achieve without technology of our day!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rowena M
Reviewed September 30, 2018

The smaller of the two theatres in Ephesus. it is located closer to the upper gate. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank FaizalP61
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

A perfect example of an Ancient amphitheatre, built in 300BC, so predating the Romans involvement in the area before they eventual put their own spin on it. The signature attraction of Ephesus and a must see. Take time to climb to the top and see...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank TheChosenCookie
Reviewed July 1, 2018

This theatre took our breath away! And to imagine that contemporary artists get to play there! It was thrilling to stand on the stage that dates back to the time of sophocles! This theatre is beautiful restored and an amazing piece of world history!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ladyplumley
Reviewed June 10, 2018

Another beautiful structure included in your guided tour of Ephesus. Not as large as the Great Theater, it is still an imposing venue and good to spend an hour clambering up and down the seats. The view from the top is spectacular, overlooking the hills...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank DirkW107
Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

The Roman Odeion is the first major landmark if you are entering Ephesus from the upper (Magnesia) gate . Although it is not as grand as the Great theatre located near the lower gate. You can access and walk inside the Odeion although there are...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank smrgeog
Reviewed October 17, 2017

Amazing to see how the ancient Romans would have had get-togethers, concerts, and other social gatherings. Lovely yo live old style!!

Date of experience: August 2017
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June 23, 2019|
Response from b4lobotomy | Reviewed this property |
Seats are made in stone so they are not super comfortable if you are planning to seat there for a long time. For special events I am not sure they provide them.