Amman Roman Theater

Amman Roman Theater showing theater scenes and heritage architecture
Choose one or more items to build your trip:
Choose one or more items to build your trip:
Once the heart of Amman, this 2,000 year old amphitheater still inspires awe and highlights the genius of Roman engineering and design.

The Roman Theater is one of the most impressive attractions in Amman. The, steeply raked amphitheater features incredible acoustics, an ingenious design and a seating capacity for approximately 6,000 people. It’s easy to be awed by the sheer immensity of the space and the thought of crowds gathering here nearly 2,000 years ago.

The Roman influence in Amman is everywhere you look. The walk to the amphitheater will take you along the remains of a Roman street and past the Corinthian colonnade. In the fourth century, a marketplace was held here between the theater and the street.

It is believed that the Roman Theater was built in the second century during the reign of Antoninus Pius. The theater is built into the northern face of a hill. This means it has an ideal orientation for light during the day the sunlight hits the stage but is kept out of the eyes of the spectators.

Walk through the side entrances into the orchestra and onto the stage. Stand in the middle of the stage and hear your voice resound across the auditorium. The amphitheater’s acoustics are superb. In the rooms behind the entrances you will find the Jordanian Museum of Popular Traditions and on the other side, the Amman Folklore Museum.

The seating of the theater is divided into three horizontal sections. The highest point of the theater is known as “The Gods.” Behind the seats is a small shrine believed to have honored the goddess Athena.

The Roman Theater has been restored and today it is a place for entertainment and socializing. The two museums charge a nominal admission and opening hours vary depending on the season. The theater is located in Hashmi Street in central Amman. Visit during the morning to take photographs when the light is softest, retreat here by day to escape the bustle of Amman, or come by night to see the stage dramatically lit with floodlights.

Top Hotels Close to Amman Roman Theater

Jordan Tower Hotel
Jordan Tower Hotel
2 out of 5
Building No 48, Hashemiyeh Street, Hashemiyeh, Amman
The price is $31 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
$31
per night
Dec 4 - Dec 5
Stay at this hotel in Amman. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
3.6/5 Good! (119 reviews)
"El hotel esta centrico de todo lo que hay que ver , no esperen un hotel de lujo pero si eres de llegar a dormir y salir desde muy temprano te lo recomiendo. El hotel cuenta con tours a diferentes partes de Jordania y te incluye un tour de 2 horas caminando por Amman"

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2022

Jordan Tower Hotel
The Amman Pasha Hotel
The Amman Pasha Hotel
3 out of 5
4 Al Shabsough Street, Amman, 11181
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Amman. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant ...
3.8/5 Good! (344 reviews)
"The hotel was in a great spot for walking around, with the amphitheater and citadel a few minute's walk during the day, and the nearly market for walking around at night. The tours offered by the hotel were significantly cheaper then tours offered by other hotels, and the drivers were pleasant and ..."

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

The Amman Pasha Hotel
Khan Khediwe Hotel
Khan Khediwe Hotel
3 out of 5
Quraysh St., Amman, Amman Governorate, 11141
The price is $65 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6
$65
per night
Dec 5 - Dec 6
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Amman. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and daily housekeeping. Popular attractions King Hussein Mosque and Souk Jara are ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (6 reviews)
"Perfect downtown location at a reasonable price"

Reviewed on May 31, 2022

Khan Khediwe Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit


Best Lodging Options Near Amman Roman Theater

Jordan Tower Hotel
Jordan Tower Hotel
2 out of 5
Building No 48, Hashemiyeh Street, Hashemiyeh, Amman
Jordan Tower Hotel
The Amman Pasha Hotel
The Amman Pasha Hotel
3 out of 5
4 Al Shabsough Street, Amman, 11181
The Amman Pasha Hotel
Khan Khediwe Hotel
Khan Khediwe Hotel
3 out of 5
Quraysh St., Amman, Amman Governorate, 11141
Khan Khediwe Hotel
Zaman Ya Zaman Boutique Hotel
Zaman Ya Zaman Boutique Hotel
3 out of 5
97 Hashemi Street, Opposite Roman Amphitheatre, Amman
Zaman Ya Zaman Boutique Hotel
Al-Houriat Hotel
Al-Houriat Hotel
2 out of 5
Qourash Street, Down Town, Amman, 11115
Al-Houriat Hotel
Layaali Amman
Layaali Amman
1 out of 5
105 Al-Hashemi St., Amman, Amman Governorate
Layaali Amman
Arab Tower Hotel
Arab Tower Hotel
2 out of 5
Al Hashimi Street, Amman
Arab Tower Hotel
Gardens Hotel
Gardens Hotel
2 out of 5
Garden Street, Amman
Gardens Hotel
Hotel Name Samawer by Wynndham Amman Hotel
Hotel Name Samawer by Wynndham Amman Hotel
3 out of 5
17 Seqeleyah Street, Al Rabiyeh, Amman, Amman Governorate, 11821
Hotel Name Samawer by Wynndham Amman Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.