The amphitheatre remains are sited in the Guildhall Art Gallery.
What you can see now:
The eastern entranceway led into the arena. These stone walls once supported the timber framework for the tiers of seating above.
The wooden drainage system - a central drain ran beneath the main axis of the arena and under the length of the entranceway. It included a timber-lined silt trap, a tank where silt and rubbish would collect. They are a rare survival as wood can only survive burial in wet conditions.
Two antechambers, small rooms built on either side of the entranceway with doorways both from the passage and from the arena. They may have served as waiting rooms for those about to take part in events in the arena. Slots cut into the stone arena threshold of one of the rooms may indicate that it had a timber sliding trap-door which could be raised to release wild animals into the arena.
The arena was made of a bed of rammed gravel mixed with hard pink mortar, overspread by a thinner layer of soft sand.
The remains can be seen at the usual opening times for the Guildhall Art Gallery. There is an entry charge. For guided tours of the amphitheatre remains, please see the Events section of the Museum’s website