Roman Theatre of Arles

The Roman Theatre of Arles (or Théâtre antique d’Arles) was built during the reign of Caesar Augustus in the 1st-century A.D. It is located next to the Arles Amphitheatre in Provence, France. In Roman times, the theatre had 33 rows of steps and could seat 8,000 people. And during the Middle Ages, it was used as a quarry, with the stone pillaged to build the city wall and other buildings. Today, the only surviving areas are the stage area, orchestra section, seating rows, and two columns. The famous Roman marble statue Venus of Arles was found in pieces here in 1651.

  • Visited: 2018
  • UNESCO: 1981 (as part of the site Arles, Roman and Romanesque Monuments)

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