Theaters in Athens
The outdoor Lykavittós theatre hosts a range of plays and concerts throughout the summer.
Address Lykavittós Hill, Athens, Greece
Telephone: 210 722 7209.
National Theatre of Greece
The National Theatre of Greece encompasses five theatre groups.
Address Agiou Konstantinou 24-26, Athens, Greece
Telephone: 210 528 8100.
Odion Iródou Attikou (Odeon of Herod Atticus)
The tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripedes, and the comedies of Aristophanes represent the high points of ancient Greek theatre and heralded the birth of Western drama. The original performances were held in the Theatre of Dionysos, on the southern slopes of the Acropolis. Nearby, the Odion Iródou Attikou (Odeon of Herod Atticus) is a Roman theatre from the second century AD, also known as the Herodeion. The auditorium is usually only open on summer evenings for the Athens Festival, when it provides an impressive setting for performances of music and classical drama.
Address Dionysiou Areopagitou, Athens, Greece
Telephone: 210 323 2771.
The Greek National Opera is based at the Olympia Theatre, which also hosts operas and musical events performed by touring companies and musicians, as well as dance performances from the National Ballet Company.
Address Akadimias 59-61, Athens, Greece
Telephone: 210 361 2461.
Music and Dance in Athens
Dora Stratou Dance Theatre
The Dora Stratou Dance Theatre was founded in 1953 by a dancer and devotee of Greek folk culture. Each evening May to September, the troupe, dressed in traditional costume, puts on a show of exuberant Greek song and dance at an open-air theatre on Filopáppou (Philopapps Hill), opposite the Acropolis.
Address Scholiou 8, Athens, Greece
Telephone: 210 324 4395.
Mégaron Mousikis Athenon
Mégaron Mousikis Athenon (Athens Concert Hall) is a modern venue which hosts all the city’s top ballet, opera and classical music events, as well as conferences and exhibitions. It’s also the home of the Athens State Orchestra, the city’s major orchestra, who hold many of their performances here.
Address Leofóros Vassilissis Sofías, Athens, Greece
Telephone: 210 728 2333
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