Teatro Grande

Teatro Grande, Pompeii

Teatro Grande
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Europe3,005 contributions
Nov 2019
We visited the larger of the two theatres, which are located next to each other, in the Insula 7 of the Regio VIII, on the Via Stabiana.

The Teatro Grande was built in the II. century BC. It was heavily damaged during the eruption in 79 AD, only a relatively small portion of the auditorium is original (the white stones), the rest is a reconstruction. Nevertheless, it is a big theatre for 5000 spectators, showing us that in ancient time people loved to watch comedies and tragedies in a theatre.

The inhabitants of ancient Pompeii also held political debates in this theatre.
Written 30 October 2020
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Anotniette
United States6 contributions
Oct 2020
You have to take a local guide to enjoy this realm. The area and surrounds are not kept in best of state.
Written 28 October 2020
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Jo_and_Tom
Anna, OH1,545 contributions
Mar 2020
Our guide said this theater is still being used for some concerts. Considering it is over 2000 years old, it still is amazing.
Written 21 March 2020
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SoCalOregonian
Murrieta, CA9,812 contributions
Apr 2019
Still in use today as a venue for theatrical and musical performance, this theater when reconstructed in 80 BC could seat approximately 5000 spectators. It is a well-preserved example of Teatro’s during the Roman time. An interesting sidelight is the urinal along the walkway
Written 2 January 2020
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Tahlz
Melbourne, Australia61 contributions
Oct 2019
An ancient amphitheatre that still gets used today - shows you how the ancients got the acoustics just right! The first few steps are completely original - was so cool to sit in the same place.
Written 6 November 2019
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Rebekah Bethany
Ballston Spa, NY218 contributions
Oct 2019
This theater is very well restored. It is a great example of what a theater would have been like, though it is not fully restored. A lot of people like to sing here because the acoustics are so good.
Written 6 November 2019
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Ronnie M
Inverness, UK184 contributions
Oct 2019
This amphitheatre is still used today.It has the most amazing sound echo . I dont know if the theatre is covered today but in the time when it was built it had a canopy .
Written 26 October 2019
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John M
Monmouth, UK425 contributions
Oct 2019
Monday 7th October 2019. It's huge, and was still being constructed when disaster struck in 79AD with the eruption on Vesuvius. It is so well designed and the acoustics are amazing. How sophisticated these people were, brutal at times too (the Amphitheatre - also worth a visit - is nearby). The seating was organised according to wealth and influence (rather like now in some places!).
Written 18 October 2019
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Gill Murphy
Sowerby Bridge, UK436 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
A fabulous amphitheater, you really get a feel for what it must have been like. The acoustics are amazing, make sure you don’t miss this when visiting Pompei.
Written 14 September 2019
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Victor G
Pompeii, Italy63 contributions
Aug 2019
After walking through the archaeological park, this one here is great to test, no microphone when it was used, however, don't worry were you sit, you will listen, how at that time could they know how to build something like that? It is beyond comprehension to me. Try it, is awesome. I recommend for sure.
Written 5 September 2019
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