Antalya Fire of Anatolia is a theatre and a show at the same time. Dedicated to historical events, this theatre tells the story of the past in a completely unique way, in the form of a dance performance with colourful costumes. The theatre offers two performances of your choice. The first is a kind of dance ‘album’ of the culture of the peoples of Turkey and its neighbouring countries. It is called ‘The Fire of Anatolia’. The second is about the events of the Trojan War, based on Homer’s ‘Iliad’. Both shows are incredibly vivid and expressive. Indicate which one you’d like to see in the comments (days may vary depending on the type of show, book in advance).
Both transfers ( from and to the hotel), a professional English-speaking guide and a ticket to the show are included in the price of the tour.
Where better to watch this unforgettable performance art than in its hometown of Antalya. The dance troupe known as the Fire of Anatolia first saw life over 20 years ago and have since performed their famed dances in 90 countries worldwide! Yet to see them perform in their hometown is a truly unique experience.
The dance troupe employs 250 dancers at any one time and with a main cast of over 100, the show is a pretty spectacular event. Perhaps even moreso because it is performed in the ancient amphitheatre of Aspendos. If you didn’t already know, this splendid amphitheatre of Roman times has hardly changed since it was built 2000 years ago. The natural accoustics and the strategic seating of the theatre have maximised the experience of the audience since its inception all those years ago.
The troupe perform two different shows and when you book your tour you will state which show you wish to see. The first show is based on the fall of Troy, and Homer’s literary works, telling the story through dance, of Paris and Helen’s tragic love story and how it eventually brought down the great city.
The second show is the Fire of Anatolia itself with dance from every region of Turkey, and also from Azerbaijan and Georgie, neighbouring states. The dances interpret the culture of this great country, in all its diverse colour and magnificence.
In 2023, price of Fire of Anatolia Show From Antalya is 60 € for adults, 30 € for children between age 7 and 12, free for children under 6 years old.
Fire of Anatolia show is every Tuesday between April to October from 17:00 to 23:30.
The show airs two out of seven nights a week, depending on which show you go to. Your ticket will confirm the dates and pickup times from your Antalya hotel, as soon as you confirm your reservation.
Upon arrival at the venue you will be shown to your priority seating in the grand amphitheatre that was purpose built for the Fire of Anatolia. There are restaurant facilities and bar and cafe areas where you can enjoy some refreshments following the 2 hour show. Once the show is finished you will have free time to dine or return to your hotel.
Cost of Antalya Fire of Anatolia Show is 60 € for adults, 30 € for children between age 7 and 12, free for children under 6 years old in 2023.
Your transfer to and from the ancient theatre of Aspendos as well as your entrance tickets are included in the cost.
Not included are any personal expenses you make throughout the evening including any drinks or snacks.
Sensible shoes for the amphitheatre steps.
A small cushion or blanket (you will be seated on the original Roman tier seats of stone).
Your camera for this colourful display of culture.
Absolutely everyone can enjoy this show, from young to old. The youngsters will be mesmerised by the costumes and ligts as the dancers perform and the older ones in your party will appreciate even more the culture and the history beig portrayed through dance.
It is worth noting that there are a number of steps in the theatre so it may not suit anyone with mobility difficulties. If you are in any doubt please contact the booking team who may be able to arrage lower tiered seats for you.
Yes, the theatre was built for maximum numbers to enjoy and see the stage, and the seating works to this day, together with the natural accoustics, you will see just why the theatre was a fantastic prelude to modern day Netflix and enjoyed by so many Roman citizens throughout the millennia.
By all means if you have a blanket or cushion you wish to bring, please do so.
For the later or earlier season it is recommended that you bring a jacket or shawl for warmth in the cooler evenings.