COORDINATES: 39º38’24.92’’N // 22º24’43.73’’E
TIPOLOGY: Greek theatre. Urban. It´s the so call “second theatre” or “north theatre” or “small theatre”; in Larissa there are another Greek theatre.
DATE: I B.C. It was not finished.
TRANSFORMATIONS: Converted in open-air odeon in roman times.
CAVEA: Facing south-east. Bigger than semicircle. Unknown diameter. It has 13 cunei and the first two rows of seats are preserved.
ORCHESTRA: 29,7 m. diameter. It has an altar.
STAGE BUILDING: The scene building is 15,7 m. long.
LOCATION: North of modern town, in Velissariou street. 300 m west from big Greek theatre.
MY BEDSIDE TABLE: Sear, Frank; “Roman theatres: an architectural study”. Oxford University Press, 2006. // Ciancio Rossetto, Paola; Giuseppina Pisani Sartorio (eds); “Teatri Greci e Romani: alle origini del linguaggio rappresentato”. Rome: SEAT, 1995.
OUT OF PRINT: When I visited Larissa I lived in Spain in a small attic; when I opened the window and held out the wet clothes for drying up, I found always, in front of me, a big wall from a higher building. When I looked Larissa´s small Greek theatre I thought that it would be great to open the window and held out the clothes here... these ancient theatre is a popular courtyard theatre.