The theatre of Corinth is outside the recinct of the main archaeological site and fenced separately. It can be seen through the fence.
The first theatre here was constructed either in 5th or 4th century BC. It was destroyed by the Romans but reconstructed by Roman colonists.
The stage building was renovated sumptiously under the emperor Hadrian. In the early third century, the orchestra was converted into arena, destroying the 10 lowest row of seats and it was used for wild beast shows. Later in the same century, the arena was again converted into a pool for naumachia (water battle) shows.
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- Robin Barbar, Greece (Blue Guide), London- N.Y. 2001 (Revised reprint of the 6th edition of 1995), p. 192
- Christopher Mee & Antony Spawforth, Greece (An Oxford Archaeological Guide). Oxford/ OUP, 2001, p. 157