Plovdiv Roman Theatre, Plovdiv

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Imagine the actors of the Roman era uttering verses from ancient tragedies at Plovdiv Roman Theatre. Built in the beginning of the second century CE, this is one of the best-preserved antique theaters in the world. Sit on marble seats with a view of a two-story construction called a skene--the actors' dressing room. Look for the excavated inscriptions and statues on the stage, which were incorporated into the building's architecture after its reconstruction. Today, the theater serves the city's contemporary cultural life and seats about 500 people. Stop at the entrance for informational materials. Request a guided tour, if you'd like one, before your visit. Plan your Plovdiv Roman Theatre visit and explore what else you can see and do in Plovdiv using our Plovdiv road trip planner.
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  • From what I could see, there was little remaining of the original theatre except for the seating and a few columns. I understand they do hold performances, which may well be worth the visit but the th...  more »
  • Hello everyone! Plovdiv is the oldest populated city in Europe that I have ever visited, with a history of 8000-9000 years! This place immediately takes you to another atmosphere filled with an ancien...  more »
  • This well preserved theatre was setting up for a concert when we visited. I would love to see a performance there in such a spectacular location. There were only a couple of other tourists there and w...  more »
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