The theatre was built in the 1st century AD. The structure seen today is from the end of the 2nd century, which was used until the 8th century. The theatre contained 7,000 seats, arranged in a 110M diameter structure which was cut into the hillside. Only the lower of the three of levels of seats have survived, with 13 rows of limestone seats, as seen in the photo above.
The roman influence in the structures can be easily seen including many columns.
For more information about Beit She’an
- 2014-04-04 – Galilee to Jerusalem via Jericho
- Beit She’an
- Beit She’an – Bathhouse
- Beit She’an – Theatre
- Beit She’an – Biblical References
- Beit She’an – Mosaics
- Beit She’an – Palladius Street
- Beit She’an – Public Toilets