Théâtre Antique
Théâtre Antique
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Terry M
Hamilton, Canada4,896 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
The theater dates from around 12 BC, in the reign of Caesar Augustus. It could hold 8-10,000 spectators. Little of substance remains of the original stage and backdrop or set. Just two of some one hundred Corinthian columns have literally stood the test of time. It was dedicated to Apollo.
Written 13 November 2022
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Doug
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
This Roman site was sadly decimated when it was scavenged for stone to construct the St. Trophine Cathedral and cloister, thus there’s very little of the original construction left to see. The video is, for incomprehensible reasons, outdoors where it is virtually impossible to watch due to the glare. What little we were able to decipher would seem to indicate this was a quite magnificent structure. It’s a pity the historical presentation of it is so poorly done. If you don’t have the Arles pass don’t pay the ridiculously high admission price. It’s not worth it. Just take a peak through the fence, and you’ll see just as much.
Written 14 March 2022
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babykong
London, UK1,223 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Solo
You have to use your imagination with this one; as although there are remnants of the original amphitheatre - it’s half the size it once was, and a lot of the steps have been rebuilt to accommodate seating for concerts being held there today. There’s also only two remaining columns.

It’s absolutely heartbreaking to think how beautiful this theatre must have once been, and that this is all that exists now. Having said that though, I suppose we should be grateful to at least have this still remaining.

Whilst I was visiting I was lucky enough to witness the amazing acoustics of the theatre. An American tourist sang The Star-Spangled Banner; not sure about her song choice! But her vocals were beautiful, and listening to her voice reverberating around the theatre was spine tingling.
Written 22 September 2022
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Fiona L
Shrewsbury, UK98 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Very pleasant to wander around the grounds and try out sitting in various areas of the tiers of seats. The acoustics still work well. We wouldn't have bothered paying to come in if it hadn't been included as part of the Arena/amphitheatre ticket, because you can see quite a lot through the railings outside. However, the views of it are better once you get inside with a ticket.
Written 25 September 2022
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia49,976 contributions
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Aug 2019
Theatre Antique is a Roman built theatre. It was constructed during the reign of Augustus, the first Roman emperor. Today there is not much left of the original; it's mostly ruins, but surprisingly events are held here during certain times of the year. Worth a stop if you are nearby.
Written 17 July 2020
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Jim W
Sindelfingen, Germany7,776 contributions
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May 2024 • Couples
In addition to the impressive ampitheater, Arles also has a collection of Roman ruins and monuments. This theater is still used today as there was a group of youngsters singing and dancing as practice for some event. It is nice to walk around and imagine yourself back in the days of the Roman Empire.
Written 18 July 2024
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Mike E
Little Rock, AR121 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
The theatre is a little disappointing, especially if you have been to similar sites like the one in Orange. However, I think it is still worth visiting. It is a little smaller and less crowded. That gives you the opportunity to spend as much or as little time here as you like without getting in somebody's way. You can see the Roman Arena from the seats and wonder what life was like when the theatre was in its prime.
Written 29 June 2022
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NomadicTraveller7
Fuerteventura11,795 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Another 1st Century AD Roman building. Unfortunately, in the Middle Ages the theatre was used as a quarry and the stone was used to build churches and houses. You do not need to pay to enter. Some of the best views of what is left can be seen from the outside. Start from the gardens near the theatre and the big arched gate and walk up the steps.
Written 4 February 2020
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schmidtmg
Switzerland1,090 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
visiting the Théatre Antique in Arles gives you a good overview of the Roman history of Arles. Get the combined entrance ticket for the Arènes and the théatre antique. There are a number of panels which will explain the history of the place and its architectural particularities.
Written 28 October 2021
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dluxtraveler
Laguna Beach, CA77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
I would recommend going if you have the pass from the tourism office. It is a quick visit to walk around the site. I felt sad that it was in ruins with piles of highly decorative chunks of stone which used to be facades on grand structures. It is incredible to think how old this place was. The two widows are proudly still standing!!! (The two columns).
Written 25 April 2022
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