on July 2, 2001
The theater is just around the corner from the Roman Arena, and though there is not much left, its worth a stop. The admission charge is covered by the Monument Pass. If you don't have a pass, the admission is 20 FF.
This theater dates back to around 20 B.C. Unfortunately, the years have not been kind to it. The theater was used as a stone quarry during the middle ages. Only two columns remain standing. There are a considerable amount of broken remains stattered around behind the stage. Some of the better remnants can be seen at the Ancient History Museum (see separate entry).
The theater is a great place for a picnic. There were many people relaxing and enjoying the view. Also, just outside the theater is a birdwatching park. They had a sign identifying over 20 types of birds which could be seen there. This park is one of many places that Van Gogh painted during his stay in Arles.
Like the Arena, this theater is still used in present day. There is modern seating for about 10,000 for concerts and festivals.
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