The Herodes Atticus Conservatory is now one of the best places to experience a live classical theatre performance. This ancient theatre was built during Roman times, around 161 AD, by the Roman philosopher, teacher and politician Herod Atticus. It was built in memory of his wife Aspasia Rigillis, who died in 160 AD.
This semi-circular amphitheatre has a wide 1,250-foot radius with a capacity of over 6,000 seats. The original wall of the stage was three stories high and was decorated with marble and ceramic pieces, and is now in ruins. The stage and seating area was paved with marble and has now been renovated. A wooden cedar roof covered the theatre in antiquity.
Today you can watch the Athens Art Festival, music concerts and classical tragedies under the night sky with a wonderful acoustic experience. All events take place from May to early October, as the theatre is open. The Herodes Theatre is located on the pedestrian street of Dionysiou Areopagitou, just below the Acropolis.
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