Designed by Philadelphia landscape architect Thomas Sears and completed in 1942, this naturalistic open-air theater was built on the west side of the Swarthmore College campus. Screened by holly, oriental spruce, and red cedars, the 220-foot long amphitheater is edged by a low stone wall edged with mature rhododendrons.
Open air theater and rain water collector. Hollowed out in the field, allows you to create a dam for storing rainwater. When empty it can be uesd for open air theatre. Estudio de Arquitectura y Paisaje. Architecture and landscape studio.
Ancient Greece? No, this is Cornwall. The Minack Theatre is an open-air theatre, constructed above a gully with a rocky granite outcrop jutting into the sea. The theatre is at Porthcurno, 4 miles from Land’s End in Cornwall, England.
Known to some as the Cinema at the End of the World, this mysterious open-air movie theater lies abandoned in Egypt's Sinai Desert, not far from the popular tourist resort of Sharm El Sheikh. And it's a weird place!
An open-air theatre in Tampere, Finland that “tackles the problem of scene setting in the open in a new way. While the audience watches a scene on one side, the new scene is set behind them. When the time comes, the entire auditorium is spun round on a turntable to face the new scene.” Stiknord
The wonderful acoustics for which the ancient Greek theatre of Epidaurus is renowned may come from exploiting complex acoustic physics.The theatre, discovered under a layer of earth on the Peloponnese peninsula in 1881 and excavated,has the classic semicircular shape of a Greek amphitheatre,with 34 rows of stone seats .Its acoustics are extraordinary: a performer standing on the open-air stage can be heard in the back rows almost 60 metres away.via@NickMalkoutzis
A Greek theater is not the same as a Roman theater. Ancient Greek theaters were very large, open-air structures that took advantage of sloping hillsides for their terraced seating. Because of drama's close connection with religion, theaters were often located in or near sanctuaries.