About The Roman Theater in Amman

The Roman Theatre is a famous landmark.  To the Jordanians, it is a connection to their pre-Arabic Roman ancestors. The 5,000-capacity theatre is designed to be north-facing so that viewers will never face the sun directly. It consists of three parts, the cavea, the orchestra, and the scaena frons. The cavea is the seating space. The orchestra is the area in front of the stage, reserved for VIPs. The saenae fons are the two stories rising from the stage upwards used as a backstage space. Owing to Roman belief in a social hierarchy, viewers were segregated by status, gender, and nationality. The site was restored in 1957 without reusing any old materials.

Must See

  • The 2000-year old 5,000-capacity amphitheatre
  • Two adjoining museums of Jordanian history
  • The complex has the tallest flag pole in the world
  • Ancient ruins
  • Replica of Roman architecture in the Arab world
  • Al-Balad Music Festival is the main attraction of this theatre. Don't miss this dreamy fest of history and art

How to reach

  • No direct bus line to the amphitheater. Take a taxi.


  • The best time to take photographs is early morning and just before sunset.
  • Always remember sunscreen and a hat.
  • Dress for the heat, but remember to be comfortable and conservative.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes.

Visit Time

Sunday:              8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Monday:              8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Tuesday:             8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. 

Wednesday:        8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Thursday:            8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.                

Friday:                 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Saturday:            8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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Waiting Time

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Entrance Fee


2 JOD for foreigners.

250  fils/0.25 JOD for locals.

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Time you can spend

1 hour


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