This theatre was built in the fifth century BCE and to accommodate the dramatists of the time. Famous plays such as Oedipus Rex written by Sophocles were performed here, among others by Greece’s most famous poets (including Aeschylus, Aristophanes and Euripides). The audience was seated on two types of seats depending on their rank, with the more privileged citizenry sitting in sections made of Pentelic marble and those of lesser rank in sections made of limestone. The most extravagant and ornate of these was reserved for the Priest of Dionysos. The theater is considered by many to be the most ancient theater in the world.
Timings: Daily, 8am-730pm (May-Sept) and 8am-5pm (Nov-Mar)
Address: Dionyssiou Areopagitou
Admission: 2 EUR [for entry into both the theatre & the Odeion]