The Small Ancient Theater of Amvrakia

One of the latest discoveries in the archaeological site of Ancient Amvrakia is the Small Theatre. Being the smallest in dimensions among the ancient Greek Theatres, it was found at the city centre by accident nearby the Apollo Temple, during construction works.

The Small Ancient Theater of Amvrakia

According to all the indications it was built during the reign of King Pyrrhus, when Amvrakia was made capital of his kingdom. The technique that was used to build it differed from the technique of the ancient Greeks. Instead of finding a natural hill or height, the theatre was built on an artificial ground that resembled a hill, justifying partly its small size.

Preserved until today is the part of the theatre where the orchestra was standing and has a perfect circular shape with 6,7m diameter. Furthermore, what makes this theatre so special is the lack of a V.I.P row at the front against the common architectural concept of the ancient Greek theatres.


THE SMALL THEATRE OF AMVRAKIA