Herod's Theater

Photo of Herod's Theater in the Second Temple Model

Herod the Great had also built a THEATRE in the Upper City. It was a large, open-air auditorium with semicircular rows of seats ascending from a central stage. Wealthy Jews came there to watch the best of Greek and Roman drama. Most traditional Jews, however, scorned this and other outgrowths of Greco-Roman culture as immoral.

Unfortunately, nothing remains of its construction.


This model in Jerusalem is a Scholar's conception showing how the site may have looked in Jesus' day.