Wheelchair users are granted vehicular access to the square in front of the Odeon. To avoid congestion, you are advised to arrive between 19.30 and 20.15.
Concessions are available for wheelchair users and people with severe mobility difficulties, or with visual or hearing impairment, as well as for one companion per person.
Eight wheelchair spaces are available in the A1 section of the lower tier, which has been specially adapted. Each wheelchair user is entitled to bring one companion, who sits in the A2 section immediately behind them.
The remaining available seats in the A2 section are reserved for non-wheelchair users with mobility difficulties, who are also entitled to bring one companion each. There are a total of 13 seats available in the A2 section.
Please note that the following are not permitted:
2. The attendance of children under the age of six.
3. Smoking, and the consumption of food and drink inside the auditorium.
4. The use of mobile phones during performances
5. Entry into the Odeon in heels.
6. Photography, with or without flash, and sound or video recording during a performance.
7. The tipping of staff.
Please note that discarded food and drink – and especially chewing gum – can damage the historical monument irreparably. As you leave, therefore, be sure to put all litter and rubbish in the waste baskets provided.
Since the inception Athens Festival 63 years ago, the Odeon has hosted almost all the leading artists of Greek and international post-War music, dance and theatre. More specifically, the first three decades of the institution opened up an irreplaceable, and thus priceless for its time, channel of communication between the Athenian public and the cultural scene of the West, giving Greek artists the opportunity to distinguish themselves internationally.
When was it built and by whom?