Ancient Theatre

Local nameАнтички театар
LocationOhrid, North Macedonia

The Ancient theatre of Ohrid of the Hellenistic period is located in Ohrid, North Macedonia. It was built in 200 BC and is the only Hellenistic-type theatre in the country as the other three in Scupi, Stobi and Heraklea Lynkestis are from Roman times. It is unclear how many people the original theater used to seat, as only the lower section still exists. The open theater has a perfect location: the two hills that surround it keep it protected from winds that could interfere with acoustics during performances.

During Roman times, the theater was also used for gladiator fights. However, since the theater was also a site of executions of Christians by the Romans, it rapidly turned to a highly disliked site by the locals. In fact, as a result of this dislike, the theater was abandoned and buried by the locals after the demise of the Roman Empire.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Theatre_of_Ohrid

Address 6 Ulica Brakja Miladinovci, Охрид 6000, Macedonia

Coordinates 41°6'52.833" N 20°47'37.69" E

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