Plan, Delos, Theater

Arched support walls in the theater cistern, Delos, Theater

Cavea from W, Delos, Theater

Perspective reconstruction as seen from the cavea, Delos, Theater

Cavea and orchestra from SW, Delos, Theater

Peripteral scene building with column bases in place, Delos, Theater

Context: Delos
Type: Theater
Summary: Theater; south of the Sanctuary of Apollo.
Date: ca. 280 BC

Skene building: 15.35 m x 6.22 m.

Region: Cyclades
Period: Hellenistic


Stage building (skene) with colonnades on all sides, may have had 3 stories. Seats divided horizontally by a diazomata. Lower section of seats had 26 rows, upper section 17. Entered through paradoi, special entrances at diazomata, and another entrance at the highest point of auditorium.


Total capacity of 5500 people.

Other Bibliography:

Rossiter 1981, 618; PECS, 261-264; Zaphiropoulou 1983, 37-41