Theaters in Turkey

The Roman theater of Perge is the third largest in Turkey, after those of Ephesus and Aizanoi, besides being one of the best preserved. In its 48 rows of seats had capacity almost 12,000 spectators.


The Roman theater of Demre is in a good state of preservation, being the largest Greco-Roman theater in Lycia. It had to have around 38 rows of seats and capacity for about 13,000 spectators. Its facade was richly decorated with theatrical masks and mythological scenes, many of them lying on the ground. At the level of the sand, nowadays there are like presidential marble seats with forearms with animal faces.


The Pammukale theater was built during the Flavian dynasty during the reconstruction of the city during that period. During the principality of Septimius Severus (193-211 AD) it was renovated and enriched with statues and reliefs. After its restoration, we can recall its past splendor by observing the friezes with mythological scenes of Apollo and Artemis. Thirty of the forty-five rows of seats in the theater have survived.


Located on the southern side of the agora of Side, the Roman theater displays its magnificent grandstand between the walls. The immense hemicycle, 119 m in diameter, could accommodate almost 15,000 spectators. Although built in the s. II of our era, is Hellenistic structure. From the last step you can enjoy a beautiful view of the sea and the coast.


The ancient theater of Termessos is considered to be most ideally situated of all the ancient buildings of its kind in Turkey. The theater was built in the Hellenistic period, in accordance with the best Greek practice. It is made of hewn stones and its auditorium, which could seat 4200 people, exceeds the half-circle.