Roman Theatre

Oxford & the Cotswolds

Built in AD 140, St Albans’ Roman theatre is unique in Britain, in that its 2000 spectators faced a stage rather than surrounding an arena. Its grassy foundations now stand exposed a short walk west of the Verulamium Museum, along with the half-excavated remains of shops, a villa and an underground shrine.

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