The Theatre at Catana/Katane

(modern Catania, Sicily, Italy)

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Modern Catania, Sicily, Italy

Theatre Type:

Roman Theatre built over Greek Theatre

Date of Construction:

5th century BCE

Renovation Dates:

Rebuilt in 2 phases: (Augustan, Flavian); remodelled in Hadrianic period with passages under cavea; scaenae frons redecoratd in early 3rd century CE.

GPS Coordinates::

37.50294, 15.08361


Cavea Width: 87 meters
Orchestra: Diameter 29 meters

Seating Capacity:


Architectural Drawings:

Plan View

The Catana / Katane Roman Theatre (modern Catania, Sicily, Italy).

The theatre ruins in modern Catania may be Roman, but the site was used hundreds of years earlier by the Greeks to build their theatre. The remains of this earlier Hellenistic theatre are long gone; the excavated ruins we see today are the result of 400 years of Roman renovations, earthquake damage, and successive waves of non-theatre related constructions. More...

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