Theatre Antique D'arlesCurrently Closed
- Address: Rue du Cloitre, 13200 Arles, France
- Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +33-0490969330
- Ticket Price: 7 EUR
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, Historical Site, Entertainment, Performance, Theatre, Tourist Center, Concert, Family And Kids, Architecture , Unesco Site
Theatre Antique D'arles - Review
Once, a great fortress, the Theatre Antique d’Arles or the Ancient Theatre of Arles is now a gorgeous historical site. The grand structure possesses immense power to mesmerise human minds. Built in 12 AD by Emperor Augustus, the Theatre shares a rich history and is a world heritage site.
Even though the Theatre was initially many storeys high, today it is still a grand site exuding with Roman charm. Every brick and stone exhibits beauty and elegance of the ancient times. The cavea, or the amphitheatre is huge and at the time could accommodate 10,000 spectators. Other monumental pillars and columns are etched with intricate carvings and the theatre on the whole is a great architectural exhibit.
The construction of the theatre dates back to 1st century BC. Today, in the ancient roman settings, outdoor plays and concerts are still held during the summers. To soak up history, beauty and fantasies, the Theatre is the perfect place to visit.
Theatre Antique D'arles Ticket Prices
- Free Entry for children.
- Free Entry with Les Arenes admission.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Theatre Antique D'arles
95% of people who visit Arles include Theatre Antique D'arles in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
56.41% of people start their Theatre Antique D'arles visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Theatre Antique D'arles
83.78% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Theatre Antique D'arles
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Theatre Antique D'arles, Arles Reviews
This place is a nice (short) visit but an incredible venue for a concert. Arrive early to grab good seats in the middle, in the first couple of rows (but NOT the first row), sit back and enjoy. With luck, you can grab something cold to drink at the Theater's bar.
My wife was blown away by the theater and the amphitheatre and that both have a history of about 2000 years. In Thailand, where we live, you don't find such old historical buildings....partially because they mostly built with wood in the past and only very few buildings in red brick (as in Ayutthaya). In my opinion, the antique theater and the amphitheater of Arles are a must see when in Arles.
Right across from the arena (and part of the 9 euro general ticket) this is a lovely ancient theatre. Aside from the theatre area, there are some alcoves with broken pillars with cool details that were really interesting. It was neat to sit on the stone seats and imagine what it must have been like for people to have done the same (but watching live entertainment) over the past two millennia. Crazy to think that the site was built way back around the first century.
Lovely ancient Roman amphitheatre next to the town's "colisseum". Entry price here includes colisseum as well.
Wonderfully preserved site of Roman antiquity, well worth a visit when you're in Arles. Still used for various concerts during the summer season.