Ancient Theatres of Anatolia

Ancient Theatres of Anatolia

Scattered around the Mediterranean coast of Turkey lie the remains of the ancient theaters of the Greek and Roman world.

Approximately 150 amphitheatres are known to have existed in the ancient period of Anatolia, which hosted Greek and Roman civilizations. Scientific excavations have been conducted in a number of these. Some of the theatres are still intact, and a few of them, such as Aspendos Theatre, have been preserved in a condition that allows them to be used in the present day for performances on a grand scale. A great number of theatres have partially survived until today.

Turkey has the some of the best preserved and most amazing ancient theatres of Greek and Roman civilizations in the world. Here is the list of almost all the ancient theatres known today.

Featured Ancient Theatres

  • Aspendos Ancient Theatre, Antalya
  • Ephesus Ancient Theatre, Izmir
  • Side Ancient Theatre, Antalya
  • Perge Ancient Theatre, Antalya
  • Myra Ancient Theatre, Antalya
  • Pergamum Ancient Theatre, Bergama
  • Aphrodisias Ancient Theatre, Denizli
  • Assos Ancient Theatre, Canakkale
  • Telmessos Ancient Theatre, Mugla
  • Anemurium Ancient Theatre, Mersin
  • Aizanoi Ancient Theatre, Kutahya
  • Antiphellos Ancient Theatre, Antalya
  • Arycanda Ancient Theatre, Antalya
  • Assos Ancient Theatre, Canakkale
  • Halicarnassos Ancient Theatre, Bodrum
  • Hierapolis Ancient Theatre, Denizli
  • Letoon Ancient Theatre, Mugla
  • Troia Ancient Theatre, Canakkale
  • Patara Ancient Theatre, Antalya
  • Termessos Ancient Theatre, Antalya
  • Miletos Ancient Theatre, Aydin
  • Phaselis Ancient Theatre, Antalya
  • Pinara Ancient Theatre, Mugla
  • Simena Ancient Theatre, Antalya
  • Priene Ancient Theatre, Aydin
  • Tlos Ancient Theatre, Mugla
  • Xanthos Ancient Theatre, Antalya
  • Prakana Ancient Theatre, Mersin
  • Metropolis Ancient Theatre, Izmir
  • Caunos Ancient Theatre, Mugla