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Address: rue du Cirque, 38200 Vienne, France
Phone Number:
+33 4 74 85 39 23

Roman theater which seats 13,000.

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Watch a modern jazz show in an ancient Roman amphitheatre!

This was a wonderful experience. The Theatre Antique is an 8,000 seat Roman Amphitheatre on a hill overlooking Vienne. It has a modern outdoor stage but has left untouched the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 December 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This was a wonderful experience. The Theatre Antique is an 8,000 seat Roman Amphitheatre on a hill overlooking Vienne. It has a modern outdoor stage but has left untouched the original theatre seating...so you're sitting on ancient stone benches as you watch a show. We were there in July on a Brand g river cruise (Brand g Vacations does wonderful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

A must see roman theater that is still being used. It has all the elements of a theater: Monymental back drop, seatings and back of theater.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

A surprising find in this lovely city on the Rhone river. It is well preserved and still functional. This is where the famous jazz festival is held and there are other events throughout the year. Well maintained and provides a very interesting sight during your visit to Vienne. Above the theatre on the hillside is a viewing area that gives... More 

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Placitas, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

The Roman theatre in Vienne was built around 40 to 50 A.D. and housed upwards to 13,000 spectators. At the time, it was the largest in France. Nowadays, the stone amphitheatre is the home for plays, opera, and jazz festivals. In a way, it's a shame it hasn't been preserved in its original state for its architectural significance.

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Tadley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We had to seek this out amongst the back streets late evening but received a very warm welcome from the helpful guy on reception. For minimum euros we were allowed full access amongst the restored amphitheatre with its tunnels, steps and stage. Slightly marred by the Jazz stage but no doubt this must be a stunning venue for that type... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Just back from the Vienne Jazz Festival and saw Nile Rodgers and Chic at the Theatre Romain two nights ago. At first glance the venue is a bit intimidating (our ages range from 21 to 75) and I wish we had seen the advice to arrive earlier. But the night was brilliant. This venue is superb, as is the rest... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Get there 2 hrs before the concert - that's when the gates open. Park at St.Marcel if you can (300 places, but full from 2.5 hrs before concert - flat fee for evening : € 3.50 !

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Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

We took a mini-tram to the top of a hill, which is the best way to get to it. A difficult walk and drive otherwise. Had a great view of the amphitheater and surrounding areas. Well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

While the remains of the amphitheater are impressive alone; I really liked how they were integrated into the modern town. And the view of the theater from above is simply splendid.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

You can really get a feel for life in ancient Roman times at this amphitheatre. And like a lot of the Roman amphitheatres, it is still used today for concerts. Definitely worth a look.

Thank Katrina M

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