The Roman theater

The Roman theater of Benevento was built in the second century under the emperor Hadrian near the cardo maximus; today it is surrounded by the medieval Rione Triggio. The plan of the theater is semi-circular and has great dimensions: it has a diameter of 90 m and originally had a capacity of 15 thousand people. The exterior had 25 arches articulated on three orders, of which today remain those of the first, framed by columns with Tuscan capitals, which give access to the interior alternately through corridors and stairs, and part of those of the second order.

Completed: il 126 d.C.