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Ghis Theatre

The Ghis Theatre mainly hosts concerts.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )

    1996 Beginning of construction.

    1998 Completion.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1912)

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

This theatre has a 4,332 seat capacity and is located in an especially designed area at the site of a former quarry. This is why this region is called “Damari Triandrias” (=Quarry of Triandria). The theatre mainly hosts concerts, unlike Forest Theatre, which also hosts plays. There are cultural events with leading artists from Greece and abroad. The orientation of the theatre harmonizes the seat’s curve with the rock’s slope. The terrain favours the acoustics and the space is visually and acoustically isolated thanks to the nature of the ground, the planting and the mounds. The use of natural materials smoothly integrates the constructions of the theatre to the environment. In the amphitheatre’s top seats, there is a delightful view of eastern Thessaloniki and the Thermaic Gulf. The surroundings have been shaped in such a way that the theatre can be easily filled and emptied from large audiences.

What I can't see

The Ghis Theatre belongs to the State Theatre of Northern Greece. The value of the theatre’s architecture is in its functionality. Beneath the stands of spectators and the stage, spaces that make the theatre functionally autonomous, have been developed. They include artists’ waiting rooms, four dressing rooms, a cloakroom, seven storehouses, equipment and ancillary rooms.


  • Address: Quarry of Triandria


Field observation by scientific editors

State Theatre of Northern Greece, (2010), Θέατρο Γης, [Ghis Theatre]

Last visit 4/11/2014

Perrakis M et al, (2002), Θέατρο Γης στη Θεσσαλονίκη, [Ghis Theatre in Thessaloniki], in Architecture in Greece, v. 36, p.p. 124-129.