||Built in the early 2nd century A.D. by the Roman Emperor
Traianus (98-117), the theatre was one of the most important public
buildings in Trimontium, remarkable with its architectural impressiveness
and splendour. The Ancient Theatre seated 5 to 7 thousand. The stage
itself was decorated with ornaments, cornices and statues.
It was unearthed in 1968-79 in a Plovdiv Archaeological Museum work
site. The amphitheatre featured 28 carved stone rows of which 20
Now within the limits of the Ancient Plovdiv Reserve, the theatre
fits its ensemble as the most emblematic venue of the uninterrupted
culture and historical succession ever accomplished in the Three
Revived for a new life, it is an attractive intellectual centre
of the city, where the modern culture interacts with the intransitive
values of the past.