Ephesus Theatre



This massive theatre of Ephesus, which could seat 25,000 spectators, was the largest in Asia. During the time of Paul, the people shouted for two hours in this theatre “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians” (Acts 19:28,34).
The theatre was used for entertainment such as plays and concerts, but also for political and religious gatherings. The road which is visible beyond the theatre led from the harbor to the city (this colonnaded street was named after the emperor Arcadius, who rebuilt it at the end of the 4th century A.D.).