open-air venue used for entertainment and performances
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An amphitheatre (or amphitheater) is a type of structure. It is a flat area, surrounded by an area that ascends gradually. In the ascending area, people can be seated. Today, such structures are used for presentations, but also spectator sports.

The Ancient Theatre of Delphi
The amphitheatre of Arles
The Bryce Canyon natural Amphitheatre

In Ancient Rome, these structures were used to entertain the population. Gladiator combats, athletics and executions were staged there.[1]

Natural amphitheatre


A natural amphitheatre is a natural formation of rocks or cliffs, which resemble a man-made amphitheatre.



  1. Bomgardner, David Lee (October 2000). The Story of the Roman Amphitheatre. Routledge. p. 37. ISBN 978-0-415-16593-8.

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