Hierapolis Theatre



This theatre, which is extremely well preserved, was originally built in the 2nd century A.D. Renovations were carried out over the following two centuries. Monumental friezes which showed scenes from mythology were added to the stage front in the third century. In the fourth century, the orchestra was modified, allowing it to be flooded so that aquatic battles could be held there. The theatre could seat 12,500 spectators.