Roman Theatre
Roman Theatre
4.5
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Step back 2,000 years in time with a visit to the ruins of this imposing amphitheater, which once held 5,000 spectators, and is still used today for theater and entertainment.
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  • Athena Constantinou
    96 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a quick stop!
    Another famous sight in the heart of the Jordanian capital is the Roman amphitheatre! It was built in the 2nd century AD and is still used as a venue for cultural activities. There are also two museums on the site – the smaller Folklore Museum on the west side, which displays cultural artefacts from all over Jordan such as costumes, tools, household items and musical instruments, and the larger Jordanian Museum of Popular Traditions on the east side, which displays cultural artefacts of Jordanian and Palestinian origin such as costumes, mosaics, textiles, embroidery, jewellery, and household items that give a glimpse into the daily and domestic life of the people of Jordan in times past.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 15, 2023
  • Sea Dweller
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates6,621 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the most famous monuments of the Roman period on Earth
    The Amman Roman Theatre is one of the grandest and majestic structures that can be seen in Jordan, and indeed one of the most famous monuments of the Roman period on Earth. The Roman Theatre was built during the reign of Anthony Pius, and it was in 138-161. Just knowing its history, one can imagine how much human labor was needed to build such splendor. Like some other sights of Jordan, the Roman Theatre was carved right into the thickness of the rock, which was located near the huge ancient cemetery. Its architecture is such that the long benches face north, which allows you to watch what is happening on the stage at any time of the day without fear of being blinded by the rays of the sun. Especially for the noble people of that time, the Roman Theatre was connected by an underground tunnel, which is located very deep, with the Citadel, which provided sufficient protection and made it possible to arrive at any time to admire new spectacles. In front of it are the colonnades of the ancient Forum, which appeared a little later, as well as the Nymphaune fountain, built in honor of the water nymphs in 191. Remarkably, the Roman Theatre is now used for its intended purpose: high-profile sports, cultural and musical events from the life of Jordan are held here.
    Visited March 2023
    Written August 8, 2023
  • niva b
    27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    History in the heart of the city
    Nestled in heart of Amman, this ancient heritage is a must visit while in Amman. As i sat in the high stairs of amphitheatre, i could imagine the crowd of people gathered to watch performances. From top, you can get great view of Amman downtown. Don't forget to visit small theatre nearby as well. The sound amplifying system there blew my mind (You talk in one corner and it can be heard loud and clear in another corner). In the evening, the square outside this theatre is crowded with families and kids hanging out and playing.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 3, 2023
  • Mohammed
    Muscat, Oman37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must Visit
    I visited the citadel before and thus I thought visiting the Roman Amphitheater would be a waste of time since I already had panoramic views of the same theatre from above. I was wrong. You have to enter the place to appreciate it (btw seeing it up close from the downtown area isn't enough). It literally takes you back in time and makes you wonder about the masterminds that managed to construct this place no less than 2000 years ago.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 11, 2023
  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia13,420 contributions
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    Theater as it was in ancient times
    The Roman Theater dates from AD2. It was restored in 1957. The theater will hold an audience of up to 6,000 spectators. The theater is built into the side of a hill, it's quite spectacular. The theater is in regular use during warmer months. You can see how theatrical performances were made during ancient times.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 20, 2023
  • Jessabelll
    New York City, New York235 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing site in the city
    There is a lot of life happening outside the theatre - kids playing soccer, friends meeting up, tourists. It’s was vibrant. The theatre itself is beautiful and VERY steep. We didn’t realize it until we climbed up and looked down. I had a slight panic that we weren’t going to get back down. It is not for the light of heart so think before you climb. The theatre is also right by the Citadel so I recommend doing them both in one day.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 16, 2023
  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, District of Columbia6,628 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    First saw it from my hotel window
    I arrived late at the hotel and at check-in, the Receptionist told me to enjoy my views of this attraction. It was well lighted and looked intersting to visit. I used my Jordan pass to visit the attraction. At the entrance, there were several men smoking here even though there is a sign of “ No Smoking” posted near by. Noted more men smoking at the higher level of this amphitheater. Learned that it is still currently used for live performances. Took several pictures inside this attraction as well as outside where more ruined columns are on display.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 30, 2023
  • Caitlyn H
    Amman, Jordan11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Heart of Amman: Exploring the Roman Theater
    Exploring the Roman Theater in Amman is a compelling experience suitable for both history enthusiasts and casual tourists. With its remarkable architecture, historical importance, and central position in the heart of Amman, the theater stands as a significant element in Jordan's cultural heritage. While the presence of urban surroundings might marginally diminish the immersive historical ambiance, the overall visit provides a captivating voyage into the ancient world, fostering a profound appreciation for the lasting legacy of bygone civilizations.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written December 13, 2023
  • amg14
    382 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A relaxing spot, great for people watching
    A nice outing for a sunny day. Great place to sit and watch people. The two museums were very interesting, I learned a lot about Jordanian culture. If you are in Amman, it is a nice relaxing spot to go. But don’t go to Amman just to see this location as there are much better Roman theatres In the world (Ephesus)
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 26, 2024
  • Ihar Beliauski
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates321 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Roman Theatre
    The Roman Theater in Amman is a remarkable historical site, impressively massive even from the outside. It's unfortunate that it closes early at 5 PM, limiting the time for exploration. Nevertheless, the atmosphere around the theater is vibrant, with a lot of people adding to the lively surroundings, creating a lively and engaging atmosphere.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 12, 2024
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jozefina1
Kamloops, Canada64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
One of the highlights sites to see in Amman. The Amphitheater is located in low valley close to the ruins of ancient city of Philadelphia so it is very easy to visit and don’t need a lot of time. This place is rich in Roman era history.
Written March 4, 2020
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Faizan B
Singapore, Singapore62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Smack in the middle of a busy street this amphitheatre is magical. We arrived in the late afternoon/evening to capture nice shots. It's worth the evening 2 hours spent with friends for a chat at the top and watch Amman below you pass by. Definitely worth it.

Great view also. Bring a camera.
Written January 16, 2020
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smvNYC
New York City, NY359 contributions
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Aug 2021
The amphitheater is centrally located in the old area of the city. While we were offerede to hire a guide, we visited it by itself and found the experience rewarding. Apart for the amphitheater itself, there are two small museums on each side (one focused on Jordan history and customs and one that includes some wonderful mosaics). Both museums are quite dated, bout still worth a quick visit.
Written August 28, 2021
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Deb
Rugby, UK16 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Solo
This is the other thing to see in Amman (beside the citadel). I declined another expensive guide who pounced as soon as I walked up to buy a ticket and told me how much he likes GB. I couldn’t be arsed to ask if he’s ever been.
Challenge your fitness by climbing all the steps to the top row. Get vertigo and realise that these were definitely the cheap seats.
A couple of quaint museums on site with mannequins in traditional costumes and rather annoying people taking their photos alongside them.
Written October 9, 2021
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AlexJ262
Urafirth, UK1,301 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Solo
Located in the heart of Downtown Amman, the theatre almost appears from nowhere.
It was free on the day I visited, although you usually need to purchase a ticket from the hut across the square from the theatre.
There a 2 very interesting museums near the entrance which are included in the entry fee.
The views from the top tier are stunning and the theatre itself is very well preserved- be warned, the steps through the tiers are rather precarious!
Written November 2, 2022
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DBART1990
Hong Kong, China53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
My hotel was opposite this attraction, and although pretty, I didn't think it looked that impressive. However, when you go and climb its vertiginous stairs, the feat of engineering really stands out. Watching families and friends socialise and play in the space adds a warmth that the January afternoon lacked.
Written January 30, 2020
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Sea Dweller
Dubai, United Arab Emirates6,621 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
The Amman Roman Theatre is one of the grandest and majestic structures that can be seen in Jordan, and indeed one of the most famous monuments of the Roman period on Earth. The Roman Theatre was built during the reign of Anthony Pius, and it was in 138-161. Just knowing its history, one can imagine how much human labor was needed to build such splendor. Like some other sights of Jordan, the Roman Theatre was carved right into the thickness of the rock, which was located near the huge ancient cemetery. Its architecture is such that the long benches face north, which allows you to watch what is happening on the stage at any time of the day without fear of being blinded by the rays of the sun. Especially for the noble people of that time, the Roman Theatre was connected by an underground tunnel, which is located very deep, with the Citadel, which provided sufficient protection and made it possible to arrive at any time to admire new spectacles. In front of it are the colonnades of the ancient Forum, which appeared a little later, as well as the Nymphaune fountain, built in honor of the water nymphs in 191.
Remarkably, the Roman Theatre is now used for its intended purpose: high-profile sports, cultural and musical events from the life of Jordan are held here.
Written August 9, 2023
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winniek888
Singapore, Singapore718 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Our hotel was across the road from this site. It’s in regular use, during the day, families hang out here and play ball games, a picnic type of area and at night there are younger people gathered here to hang out, too. When we were there, they had a motorbike show, there were stalls set up where you can buy kebab etc. We grabbed some food and sat for a break just to watch the locals. It’s not a must, but if you have time to do a quick break, do it here. And at night, there’s a guy that sells local dessert of deep friend dough - lots of people lining up for this, it’s good! It felt very safe even until late into the night.
Written January 4, 2020
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daesquiv
San Jose, Costa Rica635 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Including in the Jordan Pass, this is an outstanding Theater, very well preserved and really easy walk down from the Citadel. Don't miss the Odeon (smaller more exclusive Theater next to this Theater) that could host 500 people. Feel free to walk around all the way to the top and soak it in.

Make sure not to miss the Museum of Popular Traditions and the Folklore which are on the sides at the bottom of the Amphitheater.
Written March 14, 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,420 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
This theatre is very large, it's in the middle of Amman. This impressive theatre dates from Roman times. The theatre is a popular place to hang out, it's well-liked local by young people. If you have seen other Roman theatres, you are unlikely to be very surprised. However, it is in good condition and well worth exploring. If you don't have time to go in, you can get a good view of the theatre from the road outside.
Written November 4, 2022
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