To fully understand the acoustics of this site, you first need to observe the perfect structure built by the Romans 2000 years ago. The magic of the place is then revealed – the sound effortlessly reaches the top of the stands, like an echo to ancient theatre shows. Augustus in majesty hails the jubilant crowd. Drama was an official art but still has secrets: behind the thick walls of the stage walls, the theatre acted as a protection to the villagers during the Wars of Religion, when its original use had been forgotten. The theatre is living proof of the unique history of the Principality of Orange, as it survived the darkest times of the town. A visit to the Art and History Museum makes the tour complete as you can see the remains of mosaics and bas-relief, perfectly matched to the visible splendour of the Triumphal Arch.
The Roman Theatre