The theater was accidentally discovered in 1992 on a natural slope and according to recent excavation data, it is confirmed that it belongs to the Macedonian city of Mieza.
It dates back to the late Hellenistic years (2nd century BC), but was still used until the 4th century. A.D. (ie it was in use for about 5 centuries). The coexistence of Hellenistic and Roman construction elements, in combination with the pottery found during the excavation research, as well as the placement of the stage building deep in the horseshoe-shaped orchestra, contribute to dating the monument to the early Roman years, i.e. around the end of the 2nd to the beginning 1st c. BC.
Excavation research began in 1993, which has not yet been completed. Nevertheless, the site can be visited at any time of the day.
From the theater, the foreground and the wall of the stage are preserved. Its orchestra has a diameter of 22 meters. The theater has 14 rows of seats separated by five bleachers.
From the semi-circular hollow, the first seven rows of plinth seats can be seen, while for the remaining seven rows, the carving in the soft rock of the slope for their seating can be seen. The marble seats of the presidency once surrounded the earthen orchestra of the theater. It is estimated that the theater had a capacity of 1,500-2,000 spectators.
The scenic building consists of the built proscenium, which has Doric semi-columns on the facade, and the stage, which is preserved but unfortunately in a bad condition.
Funds were recently approved for the restoration and restoration of the ancient theater, which is one of the most important in Macedonia.
Editor: Fotini Anastasopoulou