Roman Theatre

Roman Theatre, Amman

Roman Theatre
4.5
Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 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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Kcmenon
Manama, Bahrain278 contributions
Nov 2021
Site is well preserved and is great to watch such structures build during ancient times.
Reminds us the might of Roman empire and its architectural excellence.
10 Min drive from Amman Citadel through the narrow streets. Museum depicts real history and takes you back to those ancient days. Length of visit 1-2 hrs. Entrance ticket included on Jordan PASS or can be brought at site ticket counter for JD 02.
Lots of restaurants and café along the opposite side of road.
Written December 21, 2021
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Karleen
Deinze, Belgium55 contributions
Nov 2021
Incredibly well preserved site in the midst of this modern busy city. Great place to see local families having a good time too.
Written December 5, 2021
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Robert Clifton G
San Salvador de Jujuy, Argentina20 contributions
Nov 2021 • Solo
A must see when you are in Amman. This is a 6000 person Roman Amphitheater that is in amazing condition. There is also a small Roman Odeon theatre adjacent. A fantastic place to see.
Written November 15, 2021
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Belfasttravelguy
Belfast, UK1,586 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
Nice place to have a wander around in the downtown area. Good atmosphere and doesn’t cost too much to get inside to see around.
Written November 1, 2021
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Deb
Rugby, UK15 contributions
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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genibre69
London, UK3,100 contributions
Sep 2021 • Solo
In downtown Amman, and an easy walk to get to, the theatre is well-worth it! Included in the Jordan Pass. It’s very well-restored and climbing to the top gets you impressive views of Amman and the next-door Odeon. There is a guide at the entrance who speaks English well but I was well-sorted with my Lonely Planet guidebook. I was also quite happy when site guards threw out two Jordanian hoodlums who were writing on steps with a black sharpie!! Yes, I was a Karen and told on them.

There are two smaller museums on site and included in the JP. At least in one, I think it was regional culture, I did an about-face when I entered and saw a staff member SMOKING in the entrance. No thanks!
Written September 25, 2021
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palawanismyhome
Palawan Island, Philippines20,304 contributions
Sep 2021
As my hotel was just 200m away the amphitheater was the first place i visited in the late afternoon when there was a cool breeze. It is a good place to meet friendly locals and visitors from the surrounding countries. Such an impressive site and it is a toss up between here and the citadel which is the best attraction in the city.
Written September 16, 2021
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smvNYC
New York City, NY173 contributions
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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FlyWithKids
San Antonio, TX282 contributions
Jul 2021
Nice place to visit, there are 2 small museums at the site as well. Very well-kept property. Not sure it's worth paying a guide. It is included in the Jordan Pass.
Written August 1, 2021
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BigWorldOutThere
Jordan7 contributions
Mar 2021
Amazing place, best explained by one of the friendly and helpful guides (charge for this, but worth it). Be careful though, the steps up are a bit steep, but coming down again is terrifying! View from the top is remarkable.
Written July 16, 2021
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