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North Theater of Jerash Jordan

The North Theater was built in 165AD. In front is a colonnaded plaza where a staircase led up to the entrance. The Theater originally only had 14 rows of seats and was used for performances, city council meetings, etc. In 235AD, the Theater was doubled in size to its current capacity of 1,600. The theatre fell into disuse in the 5th century and many of its stones were taken for use in other buildings.