Theatre of Dionysus Eleuthereus

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Theatre of Dionysus Eleuthereus is an ancient theatre that is situated in the city of Athens, Greece. The theatre is dedicated to the god of plays ‘Dionysus’, it is considered to be the first theatre ever built. The theatre was built into the stone face of the Acropolis of Athens. It has a capacity of 17000 and is said to be the birthplace of Greek Tragedy. The theatre on the site today is a restoration and redesign of the Roman Theatre that was built in the 4th century BC. The original theatre dates back to the sixth century BC.

Getting there

The theatre is situated at the cliff of the Acropolis of Athens. You can get there on the metro by travelling to the ‘Acropolis’ stop. The 230 bus also stops close by to the theatre.

Opening Times and Admission

The Acropolis of Athens where the ruins are situated is open daily to the public, 8am-8pm although the times may vary depending on the time of the year. You cannot take bags into the Acropolis of Athens. The cost of entry to the Acropolis of Athens is around 20 euros.

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  • Mitseon 25, Athina 117 42, Greece
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