The Odeon of Herod Atticus is a very impressive structure and partially restored to the point where it still holds some of Athens most prestigious events including music and theatrical presentations.
Built between 167 and 174 AD in memory of his wife Regillia, the theater seats 5,000 spectators and used to be very luxurious. It was originally roofed with cedar wood which was destroyed by fire in antiquity. Never the less it still remains an impressive structure with good acoustics. A small venue, it is an ideal place to see a show or hear a recital. Tickets are dear and because it only seats 5000, sell out quickly. Some productions have free entrance dress or undress rehersal prior to the event. It varies.
The Athens News and International Herald Tribune Kathimerini Edition are what to read in order to keep abreast of cultural events taking place all over Greece in the short term.
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