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1

When was the theatre provided?

80 BC - Roman colony

2

Who provided the theatres?

Local chiefs - Valgus and Porcius

3

What was the capacity?

1,000

4

Where was the small theatre?

Hidden behind the large theatre

5

What was the roof like?

All over

6

What does the small capacity suggest?

Exclusivity

7

What was the roof made of?

Wood

8

What is the significance of it having a permanent roof?

Improved quality of sound

9

What shape was the theatre?

Oblong shape

10

What were the seats made of?

Masonry capped with slabs of tufa

11

What is the floor of the orchestra like?

Paved with flags of coloured marble

12

What was the wall at the rear veneered with?

Marble

13

Where did the doors in the dressing room open onto?

Via stabiana

14

When was it built?

80 - 75 BC

15

How was the roof supported?

Wall on all four sides; windows between the roof and highest row of seats

16

What was it like appearance wise?

Not particularly elaborate