Ancient Theatre/Museum

Musuems and monuments

Gratuit avec le Vaucluse Provence Pass


30.00 €

10% in your kitty

The Théâtre Antique and the Musée d'Art et d'Histoire are open every day, all year round.

Ancient Theatre

January, February, November, December: 9.30am-4.30pm
March, October: 9.30am-5.30pm
April, May, September: 9am-6pm
June, July, August: 9am-7pm
These times may change in the evening during rehearsals and performances.

Theatre virtual tour supplement €5 in addition to your Vaucluse Provence Pass: Théâtre Antique d'hier et d'aujourd'hui.

Escape game supplement of €5 in addition to your Vaucluse Provence Pass: "Teutobod: The Curse of the Barbarians".

Museum of Art and History

January, February, November, December: 9.30am-12pm / 1pm-4.30pm
March, October: 9.45am - 5.30pm
April, May, September: 9.15am-6pm
June, July, August: 9.15am-7pm

Gates close 15 minutes before closing time.
Distribution of audio guides ends 1 hour before the site closes.

The bookshop is open during the Theatre's opening hours.

Children's rates:

Under 7s: free 
- 7 to 17s: €8 and €10.



04 90 51 17 60

Roman Theatre & Museum of Orange

VISIT THE ROMAN THEATRE OF ORANGE : Located in the heart of the Rhône Valley, the Roman Theatre of Orange is without doubt one of the finest remnants of the Roman Empire. Exceptional evidence of Ancient Rome and part of the UNESCO World Heritage list, it is the best preserved theatre in Europe.VISIT THE ART AND HISTORY MUSEUM OF ORANGE : The Art and History Museum of Orange is located in a private mansion built in the 17th century. Today it is home to a rich collection of furniture and objets d’art, and recounts the history of Orange from Classical Antiquity to the 19th century.


It owes its fame in particular to its magnificent stage wall, amazingly well-preserved and unique in the Western world. A venue for shows in Roman times, it continues in this role today, to the delight of music lovers the world over.

The exterior façade or postscaeniumThe finest wall in my kingdom”. This was how Louis XIV described the imposing façade of the theatre, 103 metres long, 1.80 metres thick and 37 metres high. The stage wall, the frons scaenae. The stage wall was very important as it helped to properly project sound and comprised the only architectural décor in the theatre. The terraces, the cavea. Capable of accommodating 10,000 spectators, the terraces were carved out of a hillside to make construction easier and render the final building more stable.The orchestra. With a diameter of 19 metres, this semicircle is the epicentre of the terraces. The stage The stage is flanked by two towers called basilicae. These towers housed the rooms that served as foyers. The stage roof. The architecture and structure of the roof over the current stage are resolutely contemporary and the fruit of extensive scientific and archaeological research.


The Principality Room conjures up the astonishing past of Orange, from the Middle Ages to modern times, thanks to varied items such as a series of engravings and portraits of the princes and princesses of Orange-Nassau, The Portico Room home to a major work: the Centaur mosaic. The Land Registry room presents the fragments of 3 Roman land registries engraved on marble slabs. These unique documents were discovered in Orange in 1949. Others rooms to discover : The Curiosity Cabinet, the Gasparin Room, The Bishp’s Room, The Wetter Room, The Frank Brangwyn and Albert de Belleroche Rooms,,,