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Theatre of Dionysus
- Theatre of Dionysus
- Alt Name:
- Ancient Greece
- 1000BC - 501BC
- The Acropolis, The Parthenon,
The Acropolis Museum, Theatre of Herodes Atticus,
about Theatre of Dionysus
The Theatre of Dionysus in Athens was one of the most important theatres in Ancient Greece.
Initially built of timber in the sixth century BC, the Theatre of Dionysus was named in honour of the Greek deity of wine and theatre. It soon became a focal point of Ancient Greek social life, with plays, festivals and competitions all taking place there. In fact, the Theatre of Dionysus played host to masterpieces by some of the most important playwrights of the time, including Sophocles and Euripides.
By 326BC, the Theatre of Dionysus had been expanded and renovated, able to seat up to 17,000 people and with added stone tiers. Some of the seating can still be seen today.
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Address: Theatre of Dionysus, Dionysiou Areopagitou, Athina 11742, Greece
Phone: +30 210 3224625
The Theatre of Dionysus is open daily except Mondays, 8am-6pm (to 7pm in summer). Full €2, Reduced €1 Via the combined ticket: Full €12, Reduced €6. Valid (for 48hrs) for Acropolis Museum, Acropolis of Athens, Ancient Agora of Athens, Archaeological Museum of Kerameikos, Kerameikos, Museum of the Ancient Agora, North slope of Acropolis, Olympieio, Roman Agora of Athens, South Slope of Acropolis.
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