Greek TheatreCurrently Closed
- Address: Viale Paradiso 14 | Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
- Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +39-093166206
- Ticket Price: 10 EUR
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Entertainment, Performance, Theatre, Family And Kids, Architecture
Greek Theatre - Review
The Teatro Greco is one of the most uniquely structures built in ancient Syracuse. The Whole theatre is almost made entirely from a single rock formation and has ancient Roman/ Greek arena styled seating carved out in steps that overlook the main stage section. The theatre dates back to at least the 5th century BC and rebuilt in the 3rd century BC. However, much of its current structure (including its semi-circular design) dates back to the Roman period. The theatrical performances of Deinolocus, Epicharmus and Phormis were hosted here during the Classical period. Over time the theatre was inactive and was revived in the 16th century. In the early 20th century INDA started the annual Greek drama performances here and even today the performances are held here during sunset.
In spite of its sheer history and its distinct style what truly pulls tourists here is that the theatre functions to this day. On show night, the place closes early for tourists and soon the venue transforms into an art arena showcasing the latest talent. Come here to catch a live theatrical play when in Syracuse.
Greek Theatre Information
- Other Contact No. +39 0931 65068
Greek Theatre Ticket Prices
- Full price: € 10.00
- Concessions for groups: € 5.00
- Reduced for residents of Syracuse and County: € 1.00
- Free for members of the European Community over 65 years and under 18
- Cumulative Ticket Park and Museum "Paolo Orsi": € 13.50 - € 7.00 reduced
- Cumulative Ticket Park and Villa Tellaro: € 12.00 - € 6.00 reduced
- Cumulative Ticket Park and Gallery Bellomo: € 13.50 - € 7.00 reduced
- Cumulative Ticket Park, Museum P.Orsi, Bellomo Gallery and Villa Tellaro: € 24.00 - € 12.00 reduced
Archaeological site visits for the disabled and their escorts: admission is free.
For ticket prices of trending events, visit the official website.
Greek Theatre Hours
- General Hours for sightseeing: Closes at 4.30 pm during classical performances.
- For timings of trending events held at the theatre, visit the official website.
How To reach Greek Theatre by Public Transport
- By Bus: at Interbus Spa (2 kilometers away)
- By Train: Siracusa Train station (2 kilometers away)
- On Foot
- By renting electrical bicycle/ bike/ scooter/ car
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Things to Know Before Visiting Greek Theatre
93.7% of people who visit Syracuse include Greek Theatre in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
35.71% of people start their Greek Theatre visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Greek Theatre
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Greek Theatre
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Greek Theatre, Syracuse Reviews
Really interesting place to visit. If travelling without a group go early if you can as it gets very busy with tour groups and sun baked. There is little shade and some quite reasonable walks on slopes and steps to get the full experience. Note: there is next to no seating in most areas, you can sit in the amphitheater but not easily if you are not fully able (low uneven stone with uneven floor). We saw a number of people clearly in discomfort having been rushed by fully able tour guides eager to get the group through and back to the tourist shops by the bus drop and collection point.
This open air theatre is well worth a visit. If a show is on, go and see it. Tickets ranged from around €30 to over €70. We found the €30 tickets to be perfect - quite far from the stage but a great view of it and the rest of the site too. There also seemed to be a more relaxed atmosphere at the back and we were able to talk to one another while the show was going on without irritating others. There was also an English audio translation available for €5. If you get uncomfortable sitting on a wooden or stone step for too long then either bring a cushion or hire one from the theatre shop.
Definitely Greek, but I couldn't get a ticket for The Fate Of The Furious starring Vin Diesel and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson no matter who I asked. Frankly, the theater workers were completely clueless. Still, 5 stars because they clearly put a lot of effort into building it, even if the movie selection is lacking.
Very nice archeological remains, worth the visit. Note: sep 2018, ticket price was 10 eur, giving access to the amphiteatre, and then one need to go out and go down the road to find the greek theater. Both are worth the visit, it is just sad that the access to inside the amphiteater was closed (could only see it from outside)
Amazing to be seen if you are in to historic sight, still used today for rappresentation well organised but ubhave to say not much parking. 3 toilets are available all over the sight. And 2 bars are also available. Prices are not the avarage so expect To spend a few euros more but after all they have to make money some how. Do have some water with you as youbwill be walking on rocks so it get pretty hot and trying on the body. I advice comfortable shoes.. Tracking or trainers because the ground can be gravely and dusty.