Ancient and modern Turkish theaters:


The geographical spot that bears the name of Turkey today has always embraced all forms and types of diversity and cultural activity, as the greatest empires in the world succeeded in their rule, and each of them left its mark and its effects in various Turkish cities.

Among the most important of these monuments were theaters. The Turkish theater arose from the times of the Byzantines and the Greeks and later developed to show what is known as the Ottoman theater, which was the gateway to culture and get to know the countries and events of the world at the time.

Today, theaters are spread in Turkey in abundance, both historical and contemporary, and all are worth a visit to get to know the Turkish theater and its development over time.

and the most important of which:


Historical theaters:

These are the terraces that were built in the Aegean basin and the Mediterranean, and they are similar to the Roman terraces spread in the countries of the Mediterranean basin in general. These terraces or theaters are considered one of the most important tourist destinations in Turkey, including:

Great Theater of Ephesus:

This theater was built in the third century BC and is one of the largest amphitheaters in the Asia Minor region


Pergamon Theater:

It is one of the oldest and largest Roman theaters and one of its most important features is the severity of its slope and the absence of a circular theater


Aspendos Theater:

This theater is still retaining its shape and architecture, as it has not been subjected to major damage and its features have not changed with time. Therefore, the "Aspendos" International Opera and Ballet Festival is held annually.


Knidos Theater:

This amphitheater is located directly on the seashore on the Daca Peninsula, and it is of historical and touristic importance due to the beauty of its location and the fact that it contains two historic theaters.


Contemporary theaters:

The contemporary Turkish theater was established during the era of the Ottoman Empire, and Sultan Selim III is the first to enter it into the country in the eighteenth-century AD as a step to openness and reform throughout the Ottoman Empire.

Since that date many theaters of contemporary European style have been built, such as:


Bosco Theater:

It was built during the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Abdul Majeed I in 1840 AD The idea of establishing this theater came from the Italian Bosco, which bears the name of the theater, the plays in it were displayed in the French language only, but after the objection of the Ottoman citizens became displayed in the Turkish language as well.


Naum Theater:

The Naum theater was established by an Ottoman citizen and it was the first theater built by an ordinary citizen in Turkey, in the year 1844 AD It is worth noting that Naum bought the Bosco theater later and he was keen to show the plays in the Turkish language in it.


Gedikpaşa Theater:

In 1860 AD, a second Ottoman citizen, after Naum, built another theater with the aim of competing with Naum Theater. Reza Pasha created this theater, meaning Gedikpasa Theater, as an objection to his policy of monopolizing theatrical performances in the city and raising their prices.


Theater of the Dolmabahçe Palace:

It is a theater especially built to entertain the Sultan Abdul Majid the First and inhabited the Palace of the Dolmabahçe, one of the most important historical palaces in Istanbul and still standing today. Unfortunately, the Sultan Abdul Majid theater was destroyed by a fire in 1864.


Visiting Turkish theaters is not an enjoyable and destination for tourism only, as attending Turkish plays is important to know the culture of the country in addition to to learn the Turkish language, which is important and useful and important for foreigners who want to integrate into Turkish society whether they are in Turkey with the intention of stability, study or work and investment, especially with the increasing demand for establishing companies and businesses in it, as it is the best country for foreign investors in several aspects, which made investing easier for them in various fields such as trade and industry, and even real estate in Turkey.

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