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1

When was it built?

1st century AD

2

What happened to Ostia that allowed a theatre to be built?

Population growth justified it

3

What is the theatre an example of?

Augustan propaganda

4

What was the capacity?

4,000

5

Why was the theatre an integral part of new town centre?

Its entrances dual-purpose allowing access to shops, and wasn't separated out.

6

What street was the theatre on?

Commercial centre alongside Street of Corporations

7

How was it standing?

Freestanding

8

How much was the capacity increased by?

4,000 to 6,000

9

What did the increasing capacity in the later period suggest?

Status symbol rather than for mass entertainment

10

What did the arches allow?

Shops

11

What materials were used?

Marble to adorn the basic tufa

12

How was safety assured?

Two easy ground floor access points plus steps to higher level after rebuilding