St. Albans (5) Location map
 
  View of the Roman Theatre, St. Albans, Hertfordshire,  England   The Roman Theatre.

This theatre is the only one of the period in Britain to be open to visitors and is a short walk from St. Michaels. The theatre has its own car park.

This view shows the outer wall and the solitary figure on the far side gives the scale. On the right can be seen the wall of one of the gangways that run down into the main body of the theatre.

 

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  View of the Roman Theatre, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England   The Roman Theatre.

This view is from very near the previous one but is looking directly across the theatre down the aforementioned gangway. The stage can be seen on the right.

First discovered in 1847 but not fully excavated until 1930 - 1935 this structure evolved over the period from 160 AD to 300 AD.

 

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  View of the Roman Theatre, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England   The Roman Theatre.

This view is at a right angle to the one above and is looking through the dressing room out across the stage towards the seating areas.

The theatre would have been used for religious rites, ceremonies and entertainments, and was capable of seating several thousand spectators.

The column is a replica to show how they would have appeared.

 

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  View of a 2nd Century Roman Town House, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England   The foundations of a 2nd Century Roman town house are within the same enclosure as the Roman Theatre.

 

 

 

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