Ancient Theatre of Fourvière

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General Information

The Ancient Theatre of Fourvière is a Roman Theatre situated in the French city of Lyon. The theatre was built in two phases. The first phase was in 15BC when a 90m theatre was built next to the hill in Fourviere. The theatre was expanded in stage size and capacity in the second phase, which was undertaken in the 2nd century. The theatre has a capacity of 10,000 seats after it was restored in the 20th century to hold cultural events. The theatre is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Getting there

If travelling by car, be aware that parking is limited in the area. If using public transport, take the underground to ‘Vieux Lyon’, which is a 10-15 minute walk away.

Opening Times and Admission

The theatre is open for the public to have a look around on six days of the week, Monday to Saturday 10.30am-5.30pm.

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