Theater of Dionysus - details and images

Original place of the revered god Dionysus, god of wine and fertility, in dance and song in the fifth century, songs like Aeschylus, Sofocles, Euripides and Aristophanes were played here. The theater was built in less moving stages, each contributing to the development of drama in the fourth century d. Ch being rebuilt with marble seats. What has been preserved until today, dates from Roman times and has a capacity of 17,000 spectators, originally arranged in 64 rows of seats of which only 20 have survived.

Theater of Dionysus was divided into three major parts. Orchestra with a circular space where the action take place, the scene with an elongated building where the actors changed and which served as background or scenery, and the auditorium where they were spectators.

Theater of Dionysus can be visited every day between the hours of 8:00 to 7:00 p.m. summer and winter from 8:30 to 6:00 p.m. (except Mondays when closed)

Entrance fee is the Theatre of Dionysos & Odeion € 2

Metro: Acropolis station

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