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Theatre Antique, Arles

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One of the first theaters in the Roman colony, Theatre Antique offered tragedy, comedy, mime, and pantomime in Roman or Greek. These plays, performed mostly at festivals honoring the gods, were free for all to attend, though some shows were dedicated solely to men. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Theatre Antique by using our Arles vacation planner.
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  • The ticket for the arena to meet also the ancient theatre. Place where we found some people eating their baguettes, sunbathing and talking. Very interesting that even today the stage is used for presentations because such claw was fitted.
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  • It's worth visiting even though much of the theater can be seen from outside the fences. Nice video presentation at beginning.  more »
  • Very interesting to see a 2000 year old building still in use for public spectacles today. The programme of restoration works is impressive and the info boards have a smattering of English as well as ...  more »
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  • Wonderful old Roman theatre.
  • Lovely Roman theatre.
  • The theater has some modern-era renovations. There is a video describing the building in it's heyday. The ruins are in ok shape (not as good as Orange), but you get the idea of what once was. .The stage is used for productions. The Arles card provides for discounted entrance. A good stop to get the visuals down is at the antiquities museum where there is a reconstruction.
  • The ruins are beautiful but have to also pay the entry for a 1 year old baby I think it's just abused
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  • Less well preserved than that Orange has this theater deserves to leave the dreamy visitor to share its quietude. A must see.
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