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  • The Ancient Theatre

The Ancient theatre is one of the main public works of the Old Philipopolis. Except being a cultural venue, it played an important role for the social and political life of the town and the Roman province of Thrace. It was built in the time of the Emperor Trajan at the beginning of the second century. It was discovered during archaeological excavations from 1968 to 1979 made by the Archaeological Museum of Plovdiv. It is situated between the hills of Dzhambaz and Taksim. It  is one of the best –preserved antique theatres in the world and the only antique theatre building on the Bulgarian lands. Inscriptions and exquisite statues have been discovered and today they are included in the building’s architecture. The theatre is  adapted to Plovdiv’s present-day cultural life  and it hosts a wide range of various performances for about 5000 viewers.

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Adress:  Plovdiv, Tsar Ivaylo Str.      see on the map
+359 (0)32 621 040

Opening hours November - March:    Monday  - Sunday    9.00 am - 17.30 pm

Opening hours April - OctoberMonday  - Sunday   9.00 am - 18.00 pm


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