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ARCHITECTURE, CITY PLANNING D-THEATERS Site Name: Jerash Feature: Theatre Period: Greco Roman Location: North Jordan South Theatre, Jerash The South theatre. Built in 90s AD, this is the oldest theatre in Jerash. The theatre was completed in the early second century AD. Designed purely for entertainment, it is one of the most impressive of its type. It had the capacity to seat around three thousand people. The lower rows of seats were numbered, suggesting that some of those seats were available for reservation-or naturally reserved for the local dignitaries who inscriptions once again record as funding the building work.