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The Roman Theatre

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WHERE: the archaeological area is accessible from Porta Praetoria street, either from Julien Charrey street.

HISTORY: Built in the Roman era some decades after the founding of the city, the theater is one of the best preserved structures of Augusta Praetoria.

The facade is 22 meters high and today remains only on the south side. It gives the idea of the impressiveness and technical expertise of the Romans. The proscenium had a length of 45 meters to a depth of 7. From the size of the steps, we can’t exclude that the theater could accommodate an audience up to 4000 people.

In the Middle Ages, the original function of the theater was forgotten and different constructions began to grow around it. Their demolition was proposed in 1863 , but the process finally completed between 1933 and 1941.

After important restorations, the area adjacent to the Roman Theatre, hosted impressive cultural events.

HOURS: 

The archaeological site of the Roman Theatre is open every day: 

From 1 November to 31 January: from 9 to 17.
In February: from 9 to 18:30.
From 1 March to 30 September: from 9 to 19.
From 1 to 31 October: from 9 to 18:30.

Closed 25 December and 1 January.

ADMISSION: 7,00 euros, valid for one year, including the access to Roman Theatre, the Cryptoporticus, the early christian Basilic of San Lorenzo and the Archeological Museum.

Reduced price of admission tickets for at least 25 people groups

Admission for university students and special cards owners at 5 euros.

Friom 6 to 18 years old: 2 euros. Free untill 6 years old.

“Siti Archeologici” subsrciption is available at 21,00 euro, and valid for one year. Unlimited acces to all the archeological sites, included the Pont d’Ael in Aymavilles.

AUGUST 2016: the Local Authority Culture Department proposes a late-night opening of the Theatre. Each Tuesday and Saturday evening, and on the 15th of august, the site will be opened untill 11 p.m. The visitors will admire a magnificent enlightened roman Theatre and follow a video about its history extracted by the "Cadran Solaire" collection.

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