The Teatro Grande in Pompeii was built in the 5th century B.C and rebuilt in the 1st century A.D. It sat as many as 5,000 spectators. There were 3 price ranges: marble terraces up close, with wooden seats for two; the main section, and cheap seats up near the canvas rooftop.
The exclusive box seats offer a view in addition to the stage – the gladiators’ barracks and courtyard out back.
See also: Ruined City of Pompeii