This is a large, Roman-style amphitheater, seating about 6,000 spectators. It was built in the 1st century CE by the Nabateans, before the Roman conquest of the city. The theater has a stage, an orchestra area, a seating area, vaulted passageways through which the audience entered, and side-doors through which the actors entered. The caves along the back of the theater are remnants of older tombs that the theater displaced. The lower section of the theater, including the stage, was badly damaged by floods before the dam at the Siq’s entrance was repaired.
Past the Treasury and the Street of Facades, just before reaching the heart of Petra.