|Summary:||Theater-like building; on western side of Agora, just west of the Old Bouleuterion.|
|Date:||415 BC - 406 BC|
16 m x 22 m.
A theater with 12 rows of seats, seating capacity of greater than 500.
Housed the Athenian Council (the Boule). The original seats of the New Bouleuterion were probably of wood. The interior has been difficult to reconstruct. Consequently, there are differing views on the direction that the seats faced. Travlos reconstructs them as facing east while Dinsmoor's drawings in Camp show a New Bouleuterion with seats facing south. Camp uses two versions of the actual seating configuration in his book, both drawn by Dinsmoor, one in 1983/84 and one in 1985, the latter is used here to illustrate the New Bouleuterion. Undisputed is that a porch was added ca. 300 B.C. The reconstructions differ according to which seating arrangement one subscribes to; Travlos' reconstruction shows the porch with an open inner colonnade so the people seated could see out. In the Dinsmoor/Camp reconstruction there is no inner colonnade.