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.
All year round, daily.
Office de tourisme Orange Châteauneuf - 16/09/2021
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Reduced price: 8 to 10 €
Adult: 10 to 12 €
Child : 8 to 10 €
Group adults: 8 €
Group children : 5.50 €.
Free entry for children 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.
We have put in place a full anti-COVID plan to protect staff and visitors: presales only, protective panel at reception, face masks must be worn during the visit, hand sanitiser dispensers, tape to indicate social distancing, temperature taken at entrance.