Epidaurus Festival: A unique theatre experience

One of the oldest theatres in the world, dating back to the 4th century BC, situated on the Argolis mountains, the breathtakingly beautiful Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus is celebrated across the globe for its perfect acoustics. Built inside the Asklipeio archaeological site, the Ancient Theatre has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Spanning a rich history of 65 years, the Epidaurus Festival primarily features performances of ancient Greek drama. Over the years, household names have presented their work at this iconic venue, including the soprano Maria Callas, the directors Peter Stein and Peter Hall, actors Helen Mirren, Fiona Shaw, Kevin Spacey and Ethan Hawke, the choreographer Pina Bausch, and prestigious theatre groups and companies such as Piccolo Teatro, Schaubühne, and the National Theatre (London). English surtitles in all performances. Starting hours: 21:00 Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus - Programme 2019 21 & 22 June Robert Wilson Oedipus 28 & 29 June NATIONAL THEATRE OF GREECE Oresteia by Aeschylus Agamemnon dir. by Io Voulgaraki / The Libation Bearers dir. by Lilly Meleme / The Eumenides dir. by Georgia Mavragani 5 & 6 July NATIONAL THEATRE OF GREECE CYPRUS THEATRE ORGANISATION Stathis Livathinos The Suppliants by Euripides 12 & 13 July Konstantinos Markoulakis Oedipus Rex by Sophocles  19 & 20 July NATIONAL THEATRE OF NORTHERN GREECE Yannis Kalavrianos Iphigenia in Aulis by Euripides  26 & 27 July Comédie-Française Ivo van Hove Electra / Orestes by Euripides  2 & 3 August Dimitris Karantzas The Clouds by Aristophanes  9 & 10 August MUNICIPAL AND REGIONAL THEATRE OF PATRAS Stavros S. Tsakiris, Starring Kathryn Hunter Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus Comedie Francaise – Ivo van Hove, Electra – Orestes by Euripides Getting there: The Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus is located in Argolis, at the archaeological site of Asklipeio, a half-hour drive from Nafplio and approximately two hours from Athens. Buses going directly to the Ancient Theatre depart from Syntagma Square. For more information please visit greekfestival.gr For information on all Athens & Epidaurus Festival performances please visit greekfestival.gr Tickets: Athens & Epidaurus Festival main box office: Panepistimiou 39 (inside Stoa Pesmazoglou) Mo to Fri 10:00-16:00, Sat 10:00-15:00 Call centre: +30 210 8938112 (Monday to Sunday, 09:00-21:00) Online sales: greekfestival.gr & ticketmaster.gr For groups (20+ persons): +30 2103222720 & [email protected] For persons with disabilities: +30 210 3221897 & [email protected] Other points of sale: Odeon of Herodes Atticus Monday to Sunday 10:00-14:00 (and 18:00-21:00 on performance days) Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus: Monday to Thursday 10:00-13:00 and Friday to Saturday, 10:30-21:30   Ticket prices: For most performances upper tier regular ticket at 10 – 15 € and lower tier at 20 – 100 € (all prices at greekfestival.gr)  Bob Wilson, Oedipus Let's block ads! (Why?)