Greek and Roman Theatre Specification Table

 

 

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Ancient Name

Modern Name or Near Modern City

Location

Date (Earliest)

Cavea/Theatron Width in Meters

Orchestra Width in Meters

Capacity (Max)

Renovation Dates

Summary

Acinipo

Ronda la Vieja

Spain (Baetica)

-59

62

21

N/A

Augustan (27 BC-19 AD)

Acinipo (modern Ronda la Vieja, Spain). Cavea width: 62 m, orchestra width: 21 m; ca. 59-53 BC.

Aegae

Vergina

Greece (Macedonia)

-399

74

28.44

N/A

N/A

Aegae (modern Vergina, Greece). orchestra width: 28.44m; ca. 4th cent. BC.

Aegeira

Egira

Greece (Achaea)

-299

46

14.4

N/A

Remodelled between 117-138 AD

Aegeira (modern Egira, Greece). Cavea width: 46 m, orchestra width: 14.4 m; ca. 1st half of 3rd cent. BC; Roman renovations ca. 117-138 AD (Hadrianic).

Alexandria (odeum)
Alexandria
North Africa
(Aegyptus)
145
33
6
800
Alexandria (modern Alexandria, Arabic: al-Iskandariyya, Egypt). Perhaps Roman Odeum, Cavea width: 33 m; ca. 145-211 AD).

Antiphellus

Kaş (formerly Andifli)

Turkey (Lycia and Pamphylia)

-200

50

10.65

4000

Enlarged 250-300 AD

Antiphellus (modern Kaş, Turkey). Cavea width: 50 m, orchestra width: 10.65 m; capacity: 4000; ca. 2nd cent. BC, enlarged 2nd half 3rd cent. AD.

Aphrodisias

Geyre

Turkey (Asia Minor)

-39

90

25

N/A

Remodelled sometime in 27 BC-64 AD,
again in late 2nd cent. AD, again in late
2nd cent. AD, again in circa 330 AD

Aphrodisias (modern Geyre, Turkey). Cavea width: 90 m, orchestra width: 25 m; ca. 39-27 BC.

Arausio

Orange

France (Narbonensis)

0

103.63

29.9

7,300

2nd cent. AD, renovatons during the reign of
Hadrian (117-138 AD)

Arausio (modern Orange, France). Cavea width: 103.63 m, orchestra width: 29.9 m; capacity: 7,300; ca. early 1st cent. AD.

Arelate

Arles

France (Narbonensis)

-27

102

30.63

7,250

N/A

Arelate (modern Arles, France). Cavea width: 102 m, orchestra width: 30.63 m; capacity: 5,800/7,250; ca. 27-14 AD.

Argos

Argos

Greece (Achaea)

-330

96

26

20,000

Twice in 2nd cent. BC, again in 4th cent. AD

Argos (modern Argos, Greece). Cavea width: 77 m, orchestra width: 26 m; capacity: 20,000; earliest date: ca. mid 5th cent. BC.

Argos (odeum )

Argos

Greece (Achaea)

100

40.93

12.12

1,600

Remodelled in third quarter of 2nd cent. AD,
later 3rd / early 4th cent. AD

Argos Odeum (modern Argos, Greece). Cavea width: 40.93 m, orchestra width: 12.12 m; capacity: 1,280/1,600; ca. early 2nd cent. AD.

Arycanda

Arif

Turkey (Lycia and Pamphylia)

-50

56

17.18

3,400

Altered in 14-180 AD

Arycanda (modern Arif, Turkey). Cavea width: 56 m, orchestra width: 17.18 m; capacity: 2,750/3,400; ca. 50 BC.

Aspendus

Belkiz

Turkey (Lycia and Pamphylia)

161

95.48

23.87

7,650

N/A

Aspendus (modern Belkiz, Turkey). Cavea width: 95.48 m, orchestra width: 23.87 m; capacity: 15,000; ca. 161-169 AD.

Assus

Behramkale

Turkey
(Asia Minor)

-200

68

20.54

N/A

Late 1st cent. modifications. (FS)

 
Assus (modern Behramkale, Turkey). Cavea width: 68 m, orchestra width: 20.54 m; capacity: N/A; ca. 200 BC with late 1st cent. BC modifications.

Augusta Emerita

Mérida

Spain (Lusitania)

-16

86.63

25.73

6,250

Flavian period (69-96 AD), Trajanic (98-117 AD),
Hadrianic (117-138 AD),
Constantine (333-337 AD)

Augusta Emerita (modern Mérida, Spain). Cavea width: 86.63 m, orchestra width: 25.73 m; capacity: 5,000/6,250; 16 BC.

Augustodunum

Autun

France (Lugdunensis)

50

148

50

13,800

N/A

Augustodunum (modern Autun, France). Cavea width: 148 m, orchestra width: 50 m; capacity: 11,100/13,800; ca. late 1th cent. AD.

Baelo

Bolonia

Spain (Baetica)

41

70

20

N/A

N/A

Baelo (modern Tarifa, Spain). Cavea width: 70 m, orchestra width: 20 m; ca. 41-54 AD.

Bilbilis

Calatayud

Spain (Tarraconensis)

0

78.2

20

N/A

Early 1st cent. AD

Bilbilis (modern Calatayud, Spain). Cavea width: 78.2 m, orchestra width: 20 m; ca. 0-37 AD.

Bulla Regia

Hammam Daradji

North Africa (Africa Proconsularis)

150

60

23.8

N/A

Diocletian (286-306 AD)

Bulla Regia (modern Hammam Daradji, Tunisia). Cavea width: 60 m, orchestra width: 23.8 m; ca. second half 2nd cent. AD.

Carthago

Carthage

North Africa (Africa Proconsularis)

 

104

36.6

N/A

N/A

Carthago (modern Carthage, Tunisia). Cavea width: 104 m, orchestra width: 36.6 m, ca. Augustan (27 - 14 BC).

Carthago Nova

Cartagena

Spain (Tarraconensis)

-20

87.2

25.69

5,100

N/A

Carthago Nova (modern Cartagena, Spain). Cavea width: 87.2 m, orchestra width: 25.69 m; capacity: 4,100/5,100; ca. end 1st cent. BC.

Cassiope

Kamarina

Greece (Epirus)

-299

89.2

N/A

N/A

N/A

Cassiope (modern Kamarina, Greece). Cavea width: 89.2, ca. 3rd cent. BC.

Clunia

Peñalba de Castro

Spain (Lusitania)

14

96

N/A

N/A

N/A

Clunia (modern Peñalba de Castro, Spain). Cavea width: 96 m, orchestra width: 25 m, ca. 14-37 AD.

Corinth

Kórinthos

Greece (Achaea)

-350

121

27.25

N/A

330 BC, enlarged 320 BC, late Augustan
(27 BC - 14 AD) or early Tiberian (14 AD - 37 AD),
77 AD, Hadrianic, early 3rd cent. AD, early 4th AD

Corinth (modern Kórinthos, Greece). Cavea width: 121 m, orchestra width: 27.25 m; ca. before 350 BC.

Corinth (odeum)

Kórinthos

Greece (Achaea)

100

63

17.2

3000

 
175 AD restoration (Herodes Atticus); destroyed
by fire early 3rd cent.; rebuilt as gladitorial arena
225 AD; destroyed 4th cent. AD.

Corinth Odeum (modern Kórinthos, Greece). Cavea width: 63 m, orchestra width: 17.2 m; capacity: 3,000; ca. 100 AD.

Delos

Dilos

Greece (Achaea)

-305

65

21.2

5500

praecinctio ca. 250; summa cavea 246; scene building 290; pinakes 282; wood for stage 279; parodoi doors and proscanium lengthening 274; stone paraskenia 269 BC.

 
Delos (Modern Dilos, Greece). Cavea width: 65 m, orchestra width: 21.20 m; capacity: 5,500; ca. 305-269 BC.

Delphi

Delfi

Greece (Achaea)

-272

52

18.4

N/A

N/A

Delphi (modern Delfi, Greece). Cavea width: 52 m, orchestra width: 18.4 m; ca. 272 BC.

Dionysus

Athens

Greece (Achaea)

-499

82

26.53

17000

338-326 BC, mid-second cent. BC, 61-62 AD,
late fourth / early fifth cent. AD
 
Theatre of Dionysus (modern Athens, Greece). Cavea width: 82 m, orchestra width: 26.53 m; capacity: 17,000; ca. Orchestra, early 5th cent., Periclean construction late 5th cent., Lycurgian construction mid 4th cent. BC, Neronian renovatons mid 1st cent. CE.

Dium

Malathriá

Greece (Macedonia)

N/A

N/A

31.5

N/A

Hellenistic, one Roman phase, Philip (244-249 AD)

Dium (modern Malathriá, Greece). Orchestra width: 31.5 m.

Dodona

Dodoni

Greece (Epirus)

-297

135

21

14,500

219 BC

Dodona (modern Dodoni, Greece). Cavea width: 135 m, orchestra width: 21 m; capacity: 14,500; ca. 297 BC.

Elis

Ilida

Greece (Achaea)

-400

104

21

8000

N/A

Elis (modern Ilida, Greece). Cavea width: 104 m, orchestra width: 21 m; capacity: 8,000; ca. 400-350 BC.

Ephesus

Selçuk

Turkey
(Asia Minor)

-200

142

25.8

21,500

Remodelled in 125-100 BC, twice in 1st cent. AD,
again in 140 AD, again twice in early 3rd cent. AD,
again in 4th cent. AD

Ephesus (modern Selçuk, Turkey). Cavea width: 142 m, orchestra width: 25.8 m; capacity: 21,500; ca. 200 BC.

Ephesus (odeum)

Selçuk

Turkey (Asia Minor)

150

47.5

9.2

N/A

N/A

Ephesus Odeum (modern Selçuk, Turkey). Cavea width: 47.5 m, orchestra width: 9.2 m; ca. second half of 2nd cent. AD.

Epidaurus

Epidauros

Greece (Achaea)

-340

119

24.65

14,700

150 BC

Epidaururs (modern Epidauros, Greece). Cavea width: 119 m, orchestra width: 24.65 m; capacity: 11,750-14,700; ca. 300-340 BC.

Eretria

Eretria

Greece (Achaea)

-411

91

22

6300

320-300 BC, 198 BC

Eretria (modern Eretria, Greece). Cavea width: 91 m, orchestra width: 22 m; renovations: 320-300 BC, 198 BC; original theatre: ca. 441 - 411 BC (Bulle/Fiecher)

Forum Julii

Fréjus

France (Narbonensis)

-25

83.81

21.5

N/A

N/A

Forum Julii (modern Fréjus, France). Cavea width 83.81 m, orchestra width 21.50 m; ca. end 1st cent. BC.

Gythium

Githio

Greece (Achaea)

-25

36.5

17.8

N/A

N/A

Gythium (modern Githio, Greece). Cavea width: 36.5 m, orchestra width: 17.8 m

Halicarnassus

Bodrum

Turkey
(Asia Minor)

-230

86

18

10000

Remodelled in "Roman Times"

Halicarnassus (modern Bodrum, Turkey). Cavea width: 86 m, orchestra width: 18 m; capacity: 4,000, original: 10,000 (Turkish Ministry of Culture); ca. late 2nd cent. BC.

Herodes Atticus (odeum)

Athens

Greece (Achaea)

160

81

21.4

5,500

N/A

Odeum of Herodes Atticus (modern Athens, Greece). Cavea width: 81 m, orchestra width: 21.40 m; capacity: 5,500; ca. 160-174 AD.

Hierapolis

Pamukkale

Turkey
(Asia Minor)

60

100

21.65

12,550

193-211 AD, again in 343 AD,
again some time after 356 AD

Hierapolis (modern Pamukkale, Turkey). Cavea width: 100 m, orchestra width: 21.65 m; capacity: 12,550; ca. 60 AD.

Isthmia

Isthmia

Greece (Achaea)

-390

72

17.6

N/A

End 4th cent. BC; Roman construction 146 BC;
54-68 AD (Nero)
Isthmia (modern Isthmia, Greece). Greek theatre: cavea width 33.5, orchestra width 14 m; Roman cavea width 72 m, orchestra width 17.6 m; ca. before 390 BC.

Italica

Santiponce

Spain (Baetica)

0

75.76

25.4

4,200

Tiberian (14-37 AD), Flavian (71-96 AD),
Hadrian (117-138 AD)
Italica (modern Santiponce, Spain). Cavea width: 75.76 m, orchestra width: 25.4 m; capacity: 3,400/4,200; ca. early 1st cent. AD.

Laodicea-ad-Lycum

Goncali

Turkey
(Asia Minor)

-260

138.5

42

10000

N/A

 
Laodicea-ad-Lycum (modern Goncali, Turkey). Larger of 2 theatres at site; Greek type; Cavea width: 138.5 m, orchestra width: 42 m; capacity: 10,000 (Chandler); ca. ?260 BC.

Letoon

Kumluova

Turkey (Lycia and Pamphylia)

-199

79

30

N/A

N/A

 

Letoon (also Xanthian Letoum, near modern Kumluova, Turkey). Cavea width: 79 m, orchstra width: 30 m; ca. 1st half of 2nd cent. BC (Le Roy).

Lixus

Larache

North Africa (Mauretania Tingitana)

0

55

32

N/A

N/A

 

Lixus (near modern Larache, Morocco). Cavea width 55 m; orchestra width 32 m; ca. early 1st cent. AD.

Lugdunum

Lyon

France (Lugdunensis)

-15

108.5

28.5

11,400

Two periods of alterations in course of 1st
and 2nd cent. AD, Hadrian (117-138 AD)

 

Lugdunum (modern Lyon, France). Cavea width: 108.5 m, orchestra width: 28.5 m; capacity: 9,100/11,400; ca. 15 BC.

Lugdunum (odeum)

Lyon

France (Lugdunensis)

130

73

21

4500

N/A

 

Lugdunum Odeum (modern Lyon, France). Cavea width: 73 m, orchestra width: 21 m; capacity 3,600/4,500; ca. mid 2nd cent. AD.

Magnesia-ad-Meandrum

Tekin

Turkey
(Asia Minor)

-160

75.8

18.9

N/A

Theatre begun ca. 160 BC (Shoe); finished after Mithridatic wars; new stage ?2nd cent. AD.

 

Magnesia-ad-Meandrum (near modern Ktkin, Turkey). Cavea width: 75.8 m, orchestra width: 18.9 m; ca. 160 BC (Shoe).

Magnesia-ad-Meandrum (small Roman theatre)

Tekin

Turkey

(Asia Minor)

50

70

30

4700

Work on site abondoned in 1st cent. AD and theatre left unfinished; speculation attributes a landslide and unstable buiding site for the abandoned project.

 

Magnesia-ad-Meandrum (near modern Ktkin, Turkey). Cavea width: 70 m, orchestra width: 30 m; capacity: 4700; ca. early 1st cent. AD.

Malaca

Málaga

Spain (Baetica)

30

64.5

22.5

 N/A

N/A

Malaca (modern Málaga, Spain). Cavea width: 64.5 m, orchestra width: 22.5 m; ca. mid 1st cent. AD.

Mantinea

Mantinia

Greece (Arkadia)

-350

67

21.7

N/A

Scene building probably added after 222 BC.

Mantinea (modern Mantinea, Greece). Cavea width: 67 m, orchestra width: 21.7 m; ca. mid 4th c. BC.

Marcellus

Rome

Italy (Regio 1)

-13

129.8

37

N/A

N/A

Marcellus (modern Rome, Italy). Cavea width: 129.8 m, orchestra width: 37 m; ca. 13 BC.

Megalopolis

Megalopoli

Greece (Achaea)

-399

131

31.52

21000

N/A

Megalopolis (modern Megalopoli, Greece). Cavea width: 131 m, orchestra width: 31.52 m; capacity: 21,000 (Bieber); ca. early 4th cent. BC.

Messene

Mavromati

Greece (Achaea)

-299

88

22

N/A

N/A

Messene (modern Mavromati, Greece). Cavea width 88 m, orchestra width 22 m; ca. 3rd cent. BC.

Metellinum

Medellín

Spain (Lusitania)

-25

63

N/A

N/A

N/A

Metellinum (modern Medellin, Spain). Cavea width 63 m; ca. 25-1 BC.

Miletus

Balat

Turkey
(Asia Minor)

-250

139.8

27.34

18,500

Remodelled in 225-200 BC, again in 175-150 BC,
again in 68-96 AD, again in 275-299 AD

Miletus (modern Balat, Turkey). Cavea width: 139.80 m, orchestra width: 27.34 m; capacity: 14,800/18,500; ca. 250-225 BC.

Myra

Demre

Turkey (Lycia and Pamphylia)

200

111

30

N/A

Circa 300 AD

Myra (modern Demre, Turkey). Cavea width: 111 m, orchestra width 30 m; ca. 200-225 AD.

Nicopolis

Preveza

Greece (Epirus)

-27

92

29

N/A

2nd/3rd cent. AD

Nicopolis (modern Preveza, Greece). Cavea width: 92 m, orchestra width 29 m; ca. 27 BC - 14 AD.

Nysa

Sultanhisar

Turkey
(Asia Minor)

-50

115

25

12000

Theatre existed in Augustan period (Strabo); present structure 2nd quarter 1st cent., scene rebuilt ca. 200 AD.

Nysa (modern Sultanhisar, Turkey). Roman Theatre. Cavea width: 115 m, orchestra width 25m; capacity: 12,000; ca.1st cent. BC.

Olisipo

Lisbon

Spain (Lusitania)

-27

80

18

N/A

N/A

 
Olisipo (modern Lisbon, Portugal). Cavea width: 80 m, orchestra width: 18 m; ca. 27 AD.

Orchomenus

Orhomenos

Greece (Boiotia)

-399

N/A

16

N/A

N/A

Orchomenus (modern Orhomenos, Greece). Cavea width: N/A; orchestra width: 16 m; ca. late-4th cent. BC.

Ostia

Ostia Antica

Italy (Regio 1)

-18

65

23.5

6,000

Enlarged 176-192 AD, again during Diocletian and Maximian (284-305 AD), again end 4th cent. AD

Ostia (modern Ostia Antica, Italy). Cavea width 65 m, orchestra width: 23.50 m; capacity: 4,800/6,000; ca. 18-12 BC.

Patara

Kelemiş

Turkey (Lycia and Pamphylia)

14

84

23

6,850

Antonine (138-149 AD)

Patara (modern Kelemiş, Turkey). Cavea width: 84 m, orchestra width: 23 m; capacity 5,500/6,850; ca. 14-37 AD.

Pergamum Acropolis Theatre

Bergama

Turkey
(Asia Minor)

-225

80

21

10,000

Remodelled in 150-100 BC, again in 2nd cent. AD; Roman era renovations include arena and kolymbethra.

Pergamum (modern Bergama, Turkey). Cavea width: 80 m, orchestra width: 21 m; capacity: 10,000; ca. 225-200 BC.

Pergamum
(Roman theatre
at Sanctuary
of Asclepius)

Bergama

Turkey
(Asia Minor)

130

71

15.67

N/A

N/A

 
Pergamum, Roman theatre in Sancuary of Asclepius (modern Bergama, Turkey). Cavea width: 71 m, orchestra width: 15.67 m; ca. 130-40 AD.

Perge

Aksu

Turkey (Lycia and Pamphylia)

120

112.5

27.75

14,200

Circa 250 AD

Perge (modern Aksu, Turkey). Cavea width: 112.5 m, orchestra width: 27.75 m; capacity 11,400/14,200; ca. 120 AD.

Phaselis

Tekirova

Turkey (Lycia and Pamphylia)

100

46

16.5

N/A

N/A

Phaselis (modern Tekirova, Turkey). Cavea width: 46 m, orchestra width 16.5 m; ca. 2nd cent. AD.

Philippi

Krenides

Greece (Thracia)

-399

82

N/A

N/A

2nd cent. AD

Philippi (modern Krenides, Greece). Cavea width: 82 m; ca. 4th cent. BC.

Pinara

Minare Köyü

Turkey (Lycia and Pamphylia)

175

55

14.5

N/A

N/A

Pinara (modern Minare Köyü, Turkey). Cavea width 55 m, orchestra width 14.5 m; ca 175-210 AD.

Pompeii

Pompeii

Italy (Regio 1)

-199

60

20.9

3,850

75 BC, Augustan (27 BC-14 AD), 63-74 AD, 75 AD

Pompeii (modern Pompeii, Italy). Cavea width: 60 m orchestra width: 20.9; capacity: 3,100/3,850; ca. 2nd cent. BC.

Pompeii (odeum)

Pompeii

Italy (Regio 1)

-75

34.8

15.3

1,850

N/A

Pompeii Odeum (modern Pompeii, Italy). Cavea width: 34.8 m, orchestra width: 15.3 m; ca. 75 BC.

Priene

Güllübahçe

Turkey (Asia Minor)

-340

57

18.7

N/A

Remodelled twice in 299-250 BC, again in 200 BC, again in 50-25 BC, again in 250 AD

Priene (modern Güllübahçe Turkey). Cavea width: 57 m, orchestra width: 18.7 m; ca. 340 BC.

Saguntum

Sagunto

Spain (Tarraconensis)

14

85

22

N/A

N/A

Saguntum (modern Sagunto, Italy). Cavea width: 85 m, orchestra width: 22 m; ca. 14-68 AD.

Segesta

Calatafimi-Segesta

Italy (Sicilia)

-409

63

14.8

N/A

N/A

Segesta (modern Calatafimi-Segesta, Italy). Cavea width: 63 m, orchestra width: 14.80 m; ca. before 409 BC.

Segobriga

Cabeza del Gregio

Spain (Tarraconensis)

40

65

24.4

2,050

Late 1st/early 2nd cent. AD

Segobriga (modern Saelices, Spain). Cavea width: 65 m, orchestra width: 24.40 m; capacity: 1,650/2,050; ca. 40-60 AD.

Sicyon

Kiato

Greece (Achaea)

-303

122

24.3

N/A

1st cent. BC or early Imperial; stage enlarged in late Roman

Sicyon (modern Kiato, Greece). Cavea width: 122 m, orchestra width: 24.30 m; ca 303-251 BC.

Side

Eski Antalya

Turkey (Lycia and Pamphylia)

175

120

29

17,200

N/A

Side (modern Eski Antalya, Turkey). Cavea width: 120 m, orchestra width: 29 m; capacity: 13,700/17,200; ca. 175 AD.

Simena

Kale (formerly Kekowa)

Turkey (Lycia and Pamphylia)

 

21

5.8

N/A

N/A

Simena (modern Kale, Turkey). Cavea width: 21 m, orchestra width: 5.8 m.

Simitthu

Chemtou

North Africa (Africa Proconsularis)

200

68

N/A

N/A

N/A

Simitthu (modern Chemtou, Tunisia). Cavea width: 64-68 m; ca. 3rd cent. AD.

Sparta

Sparti

Greece (Achaea)

-50

114

29.55

12,850

Several rebuildings up to 4 AD, Vespasianic period (69-79 AD)

Sparta (modern Sparti, Greece). Cavea width: 114 m, orchestra width: 29.55 m; capacity: 10,300/12,850; ca. 30-20 BC.

Stobi

Pustogradske

Greece (Macedonia)

100

90

29.78

7,650

Mid 2nd cent. AD, end 3rd cent. AD

Stobi (modern Pustogradske, Greece). Cavea width: 90 m, orchestra width: 29.78 m; capacity: 6,100/7,650; ca. 100 AD.

Sufetula

Sbeitla

North Africa (Africa Proconsularis)

138

59

23

N/A

Early 4th cent. AD

Sufetula (modern Sbeitla, Tunisia). Cavea width: 59 m, orchestra width: 23 m; ca. 138-149 AD.

Syracusae

Siracusa

Italy (Sicilia)

-238

138.5

16

15,000

Twice restored in Hellenistic period, new Roman stage build 2nd cent. AD, kolmbethra built 5th cent. AD

Syracusae (modern Siracusa, Italy). Cavea width: 138.50 m, orchestra width: 16 m; ca. 238-215 BC.

Tarraco

Tarragonia

Spain (Tarraconensis)

-27

70.8

20.5

N/A

Flavian (71-96 AD)

Tarraco (modern Tarragonia, Spain). Cavea width: 70.8 m, orchestra width: 20.5 m; ca. 27 BC - 14 AD.

Tauromenium

Taormina

Italy (Sicilia)

-265

109

28

11,150

Trajanic / Hadrianic period (98-138 AD), Turned into arena end 2nd/early 3rd cent. AD

Tauromenium (modern Taormina, Italy). Cavea width: 109 m, orchestra width: 28 m; capacity: 8,900/11,150; ca. 265-215 BC.

Telmessus

Fethiye

Turkey (Lycia and Pamphylia)

-27

78

30

N/A

N/A

Telmessus (modern Fethiye, Turkey). Cavea width: 78 m, orchestra width: 30 m; ca. 27 BC - 14 AD.

Termessus

Güllük

Turkey (Lycia and Pamphylia)

-200

65.5

30

4,850

Altered in Augustan period; again in circa 180 AD (south side of cavea extended), again in circa 350 AD (porticus rebuilt).

Termessus (modern Güllük, Turkey). Cavea width: 65.5 m, orchestra width: 30 m; capacity: 3,900/4,850; ca. 2nd cent. BC.

Teus

Sigacik

Turkey (Asia Minor)

-200

72.3

23

N/A

Ionian actors' guild established at Teus, end 3rd cent. BC., gave performances elswhere but use Teus as their center. Theatre dates to 2nd cent. BC with enlargement
of scene building in Roman times.

Teus (modern Sigacik, Turkey). Cavea width: 72.3 m, orchestra width: 23 m (TH); capacity: N/A; ca. 2nd cent. BC.

Thera

Thira

Greece (Achaea)

-299

24

9.98

1,500

Second half of 3rd cent. BC, 200 BC, 185-145 BC, Tiberian (14-37 AD)

Thera (modern Thira, Greece). Cavea width: 24 m, orchestra width: 9.98 m; capacity: 1,500; ca. 299-250 BC.

Thessalonica

Thessaloniki

Greece (Macedonia)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Thessalonica (modern Thessaloniki, Greece).

Thoricus

Thorikos

Greece (Achaea)

-525

55

27

N/A

480-425 BC, 350-300 BC

Thoricus (modern Thorikos, Greece). Cavea width: 55 m, orchestra (irregular rectangle): 15 x 22-27 m; ca. 525-480 BC.

Thugga

Dougga

North Africa (Africa Proconsularis)

168

63.5

20.7

3,150

N/A

Thugga (modern Dougga, Tunisia). Cavea width: 63.50, orchestra width: 20.70 m; capacity: 2,550/3,150; ca. 168 AD.

Tlos

Düver

Turkey (Lycia and Pamphylia)

75

52

18

N/A

Circa 150 AD, again in circa 250 AD

Tlos (modern Düver, Turkey). Cavea width: 52 m, orchestra width: 18 m; ca. 75-100 AD.

Troia (Troy) Odeum

Hisarlik

Turkey (Asia Minor)

-25

44.5

10

2000

Augustan construction; stage rebuilt in Hadrianic period; building damaged later 3rd cent. AD; reparied early 4th cent. with orchestra kolymbethra; destroyed late 5th cent.

 
Troia (Troy) Odeum (modern Hisarlik, Turkey). Cavea width: 44.5 m, orchestra width: 10 m; capacity: 1,700/2,100 (Sear); ca. 25 BC.

Tynes

Tunis

North Africa (Africa Proconsularis)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Tynes (modern Tunis, Tunisia).

Urso

Osuna

Spain (Baetica)

-45

32.5

N/A

N/A

N/A

Urso (modern Osuna, Spain). Cavea width: 32.5 m.

Utica (Republican Theatre)

Utique

North Africa (Africa Proconsularis)

-199

110

N/A

N/A

N/A

Utica (modern Utique, Tunisia). Cavea width: 110 m; ca. 2nd cent. BC.

Vasio Vocontiorum

Vaison-la-Romaine

France (Narbonensis)

40

96

29.85

6000

Begun by Tiberius, possibly finished by Claudius; scene building rebuilt during the reign of Hadrian (117-138 AD)

 
Vasio Vocontiorum (modern Vaison-la-Romaine). Cavea width: 96m, orchestra width: 29.85m; capacity: 5,100/6,300; ca. 40-50 AD.

Vienna

Vienne

France (Narbonensis)

-27

130.4

34.76

10,400

Mid-Augustan (0-14 AD)

 
Vienna (modern Vienne, France). Cavea width: 130.40 m, orchestra width: 34.76 m; capacity: 8,300/10,400; ca. 27 BC - 14 AD.

Xanthus

Knk

Turkey (Lycia and Pamphylia)

150

65

27.1

N/A

Xanthus (modern Knk, Turkey). Roman theatre; Cavea width: 65 m, orchestra width: 27.10 m; ca. mid-2nd cent. AD.

Source (except as noted): Sear, Frank. Roman Theatres: An Architectural Study. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Compiled by Ian Jagel, Abshire Research Assistant, Whitman College. 2008.

 

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