The theatre is located in Amman - Jordan
Who built it :
The Roman Theatre is the most impressive legacy of the Roman Philadelphia, it was built under Antonius Pius (138-161AD ) . It is now believed that the Nabateans cut the Amphitheater out of the rock around the time of Christ, slicing through many caves and tombs in the process
Why was it built :
It was used for theatrical and musical productions and is still used for the same purpose till now. Cut into the rock of the hill, it once seated 6000 people for performances and is also thought to have had religious significance for the city dwellers.
The Roman theatre, in which about 2000 people could be seated, is made out of rock. The facades of the tombs that were cut out during the construction of the theatre can be seen in the background.
Under the stage floor were store rooms and a slot through which a curtain could be lowered at the beginning of a performance. Through this slot a marble Hercules was discovered several years ago