Today located by the end of the lower enterance of Ephesus, Grand theatre is most probably the most majestic and charming stucture in Ephesus. As we know grand theatre was first build in third century B.C. but currently standing building is a result of an extension made in Roman ages.
Ephesus theater is believed to be one of the largest outdoor halls in acient world, with the capacity of roughly 25.000 people. Theatre was basicly a performance hall but also as we know it was also used for politic and religious debates and later for gladiator fights. Clash between pagans and supporters of Christ, leaded by Saint Paul, took place over here and made Saint Paul leave Ephesus.
There are three layers of seats all having twenty-two rows. There are several gates on both sides of the theatre. As we know upper gates and lower gates were seperating classes of society by leading them to seats which are close or far from the stage. Stage of theatre used to give a spectecular look to building thanks to it's eighteen meters height. Stage wall used to have many windows and niches with statues placed in them.