Ancient Theatre

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The Ancient Theatre in the Old Town of Plovdiv is one of the best-preserved ancient theatres in the world. It’s without a doubt one of the most iconic and impressive sights in all of Plovdiv and certainly worth seeing.

It was built more than 2000 years ago by the Romans and it used to hold up to 6000 seats!

The Ancient Theatre is still in use today and a very popular venue for operas, plays and rock concerts. A really interesting fact about it is that no one knew it was there until a landslide uncovered it in 1972!

Important: Due to events taking place at the venue, the Ancient Theatre will not be open to visitors for the following dates:

August: 1, 2, 10, 21, 24, 27, 30

September: 1, 2, 7, 10, 11, 14, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 24, 27, 28

Why visit?

This is the only ancient theatre that still serves its initial purpose and houses concerts & other cultural events

Some of the most famous artists that have been on stage here: Sting, Chris Cornell, Lord Of The Dance

The emperor's lodge on the second row is built to face the ideal centre of the stage and has the best view of the surrounding area

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