Theater of Dionysus

The theater of Dionysus was built around the 6th century BC. Today in its place are the ruins of a Roman theater. The theater of Dionysus is probably the most important open-air theater that existed in ancient Athens. The Great Dionysia, which were the largest theater festival in ancient Athens, was celebrated in this place. Here, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides showed their tragedies and Aristophanes his comedies. Since 2002 archeologists are performing excavations in an attempt to restore the ancient theater of Dionysus.