Orange’s Roman theatre, constructed at the beginning of the Christian era, owes its reputation to the exceptional condition of its backdrop wall. Life in the old city revolved around it. The superb acoustics and structure enabled an audience of 9 000 to attend performances there.
Its cultural function was forgotten after the chaotic 4thcentury, and it was built over as a housing area. But in the 19th century it finally returned to its original activity.
In 1869, Orange re-launched the Open Air Theatre, attracting the biggest names in drama and opera.
In 1971, the “New Chorégies” troupe won international fame for the theatre. Each year since then, the Theatre has welcomed tens of thousands of visitors to its summer season.
- Historic patrimony
Labels and ranking
- Circuits de France_POI
- Accueil Vélo
- La Provence à Vélo
- Children's entertainment
- Temporary exhibition
- Unguided individual tours available permanently
- Guided individual tours available permanently
- Average Duration of the individual tour: 180 minutes
- Unguided group tours available permanently
- Guided group tours on request
- Average duration of groups visit: 180 minutes
- Min. group size: 20
Adult: 10 to 12 €
Child : 8 to 10 €
Group adults: 8 €
Group children : 5.50 €.
Free entry for children < 7 years, accompanying guides, the drivers.
Child entry valid for 7 - 17 years.
Group rate available for > 20 people.
Guided tours for adult and school groups organised by the Orange Tourist Office - reservation required.
This guide service is in addition to the entry charge.
The Roman Theatre ticket is also valid for the Museum.
Ticket for the Museum only (other prices may apply) > 5.50 € full rate and 4.50 € reduced rate.
- American Express
- Bank/credit card
- Chèques Vacances
- Credit transfer
- Chèques Culture
Amenities and Services
- Booking of general amenities
- Educational visits
- Online shop
- Pets welcome
- Room hire
- Themed tour
- Tourist brochures
- Picnic area
- Car park
- Film room
- Pay car park
- Coach parking