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A capacity of more than 5,000 spectators
The Roman theater of Vaison-la-Romaine had a capacity of 3,850 seats spread over 32 rows of bleachers. It could also accommodate 1,300 people standing on the orchestra - the choir - at the foot of the bleachers. Its 75 ft (23 m) wide stage wall rose to 82 ft (25 m) and was 26 ft (8 m) deep. It consisted of a multitude of niches allowing to absorb certain echoes and further improve the natural acoustics of the place. Its architecture, dimensions, and the materials used in its construction and ornaments all bear witness to the prosperous past of the ancient city of Vasio in the first century AD.
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