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Ancient theatre underneath the Acropolis to be restored

A ruined theatre under the Acropolis, believed to be the birthplace of modern theatre, is to undergo restoration.

The restoration of the Theatre of Dionysos will include extending and modernising surviving stone seats, but no new performances are planned there.

Works by playwrights such as Euripides and Sophocles premiered at the open air theatre more than 2,500 years ago.

“It is here that the masterpieces of ancient drama were first performed,” said architect Constantinos Boletis.

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