About the TheaterThe purpose of establishing the Macello Theater was to compete with the theater of Pompey, the theater established in the Field of Mars in ancient Rome, and was also one of the largest. Its construction began in 44 BC, by Julius Caesar. Incidentally, Julius Caesar was also murdered the same year.
Construction ended sometime between 11 and 13 BC. The theater was built of stone, concrete and brick and its exterior walls are made of white travertine stone.
One of the most beautiful elements of the theater was that it faced the river, turning the river into an integral part of the setting. Later in history, the theater became a fortress and then a residence. Today the site is a concert site and can accommodate 15,000 viewers.