Théâtre Antique is a Roman age a mphitheatre in Vaison-la-Romaine, near other significant Roman ruins. It was built around the year 20 AD, due to the marble statue of the Emperor Tiberius was found in front of the royal entrance to the Theatre. It is thought that the stage wall came to 25 meters high, with a depth of 8 meters and a width of 23 meters. In 1912, many sculptures were found in the twelve pits which had been built to house stage machinery. These sculptures can now be seen at the Théo Desplans Museum. The Theatre leans against the hillside, and today is used for Vaison's annual festival. It holds an audience of 5000 during the Festival performances.

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Founded: 20 AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in France
Historical period: Roman Gaul (France)

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Adriana Gadioli Tarone (19 months ago)
Teatro bem conservado e ainda usado pelos habitantes da região. Nos faz sentir na Roma antiga!
Tamara Terragno (19 months ago)
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Matthew Scrivener (2 years ago)
Beautiful and well kept moment from antiquity
DID MAT (3 years ago)
Super
Rob Haans (5 years ago)
Very nice ancient roman theatre, still in use for shows. Not as complete as the theatre in Orange, but it still gives a good sense of of roman grandness.
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