Plaque with theatrical masks. 2nd cent. BC (NAM 382).

The world of performances

Saturday, 14 February, 2015

Performance was a key element of ancient Greek culture. In the cult of Dionysos at the Acropolis, poets, actors, dancers, officials, procession followers/ participants and spectators all contributed, each in their own way, in unique types of performance. Visitors will come into contact with the world of these performances, the equipment they used, the places they were held, and their political and social significance, through the Museum’s exhibits, ancient sources, and the view of the south side of the Acropolis.

The gallery talk 'The world of performances' is part of the program Alternating Gallery Talks of the Acropolis Museum.

Useful Information

Greek: Saturday 14 February 2015, at 1 a.m.
English: Saturday talks can also be given in English, upon email request (learningattheacropolismuseum [dot] gr)
Duration: 40 minutes
Participation is limited to 30 visitors per session.
The gallery talk is free of charge. Only the general admission fee to the Museum is required.
Coupons are available everyday on a first-in first-served basis. For further details, please refer to the Information Desk at the Museum entrance.
Meeting point: Information Desk