• Sal Schmidt

Ancient Theatre - Ohrid

Updated: Apr 30

Ancient Theatre of Ohrid - One visit


The Ancient theatre of Ohrid of the Hellenistic period is located in Ohrid, Macedonia. It was built in 200 BC and is the only Hellenistic-type theatre in Macedonia.

A beautiful 2000 year old amphitheatre in the heart of old city Ohrid, located just below Samuel's Fortress and free to enter.

The theatre was constructed between hills to protect it from winds and provide incredible acoustics. It is chosen as one of the main stages where the Ohrid Summer Festival takes place.


The theatre is very well maintained and perched up on a hill with breathtaking views overlooking Ohrid, the lake and the mountains.

World famous stars have performed here, one of the most famous is Jose Carreras (a Spanish operatic tenor who is particularly known for his performances in the operas of Donizetti, Verdi and Puccini), who performed here in 2005 in front of 3.500 people, the maximum capacity.

Be sure to include Samuel's Fortress and Church of Saints Clement and Panteleimon to your walking tour, as they are all 10 minutes from each other, and all have the most wonderful views of Ohrid and full of rich history.