What was the orchestra in ancient Greek Theatre?

Orchestra: The orchestra (literally, “dancing space”) was normally circular. It was a level space where the chorus would dance, sing, and interact with the actors who were on the stage near the skene.

What symbolic object was placed in the middle of the orchestra?


In the center of the orchestra there was often a thymele, or altar.

What type of music is played in Greece?

Popular music

  • Greek operetta and early popular songs.
  • Rebetiko.
  • Éntekhno.
  • Laïkó
  • Modern laïká
  • Skyládiko.
  • Other popular trends.