Roman Amphitheatre

Location: Little St. John Street, Chester



Chester’s Roman Amphitheatre is the single largest of its kind in the country, and is used for a variety of purposes. With the northern side of the arena on show, the majority of the southern amphitheatre still lays underground, however archaeologists cannot access the entire site due to it be beneath other listed properties. Used between around 70–350AD, the venue's original purpose was mainly for gladiatorial fighting and military training, but nowadays visitors will find a hub of re-enactments and entertainment. Plays are regularly staged here, giving you the chance to enjoy top quality dramatic and comedic performances in the open air, as well as music concerts. Chester Amphitheatre was also the setting for the biggest UK archaeological excavation a decade ago, with the findings now on show at the Grosvenor Museum.