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Timings : 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM every day

Entry Fees : EUR 12
There is a combined ticket for Acropolis, Ancient Agora, Roman Agora, Dionysus Theatre, Kerameikos, Temple of Olympian Zeus, and Hadrian's Library for EUR 30 (adults) and EUR 15 (students)

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Theatre of Dionysus, Athens Overview

The Theatre of Dionysus is an ancient theatre located on the southern slopes of Acropolis. One of the largest and first theatres built in Athens, it is often regarded as the birthplace of Greek plays and dramas. The Theatre is dedicated to Dionysus, the God of ecstasy and fertility.

Most of the remains are from the final version of the theatre reconstructed during Roman times. In its final layout, there were several sections that had steps and rows of seats surrounding the borders of the orchestra terrace. Now only 20 sections remain along with the orchestra terrace which was the stage for all performances. One can also see inscriptions on seats that suggest they must have been marked as thrones for the elite or rulers. The most splendid seat, however, belonged to Dionysus, the God himself which was built in the front row. It was believed he sat on his seat and watched the plays and sacrifices that were carried out in his name. His magnificent throne remains to date and has carvings of grape bunches on it. The theatre exudes old-world awe and charm as one can sit on the grandstand or stroll over the orchestra terrace and imagine the days gone.

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