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The Amphitheater is a basic cultural building in Civilization VI. It is built in the Theater Square district (or one of its replacements).


Besides being the first true booster for art-related Great People, the Amphitheater also provides the first slots for Great Works in your empire. It won't do you any good to attract a Great Writer (if you manage it somehow, without this building) and then have nowhere to put their writings!

In Rise and Fall, each cultural city-state with 3 or more Envoy Envoys gives an additional +2 Culture Culture in each Amphitheater.

Civilopedia entry[]

When bread and circuses didn’t keep the masses happy, there was always the theater to distract them. An amphitheater is an outdoor arena (modern usage of the term is rather lax) that serves as a venue for performances, sporting events and public speeches. Although there had certainly been public spectacles in various places before, these tended to be staged ad hoc. But when the Greeks began writing plays around 532 BC, they built small, open-air structures (called theatrons) in which to perform these; the Romans, always looking to build bigger and better, created the amphitheater. The Romans built them all over their conquered lands, for every frontier outpost wanted to be civilized. The practice spread outward from the empire to other places, for amphitheaters were great places to stage plays, gladiatorial and Olympic Games, religious spectacles, executions, political debates, concerts, and all manner of other entertainments.

Civilization VI Buildings [edit]
City Center Buildings PalaceGranaryMonument (Old God Obelisk3) • Water Mill (Palgum1) • Ancient WallsMedieval WallsRenaissance Walls (Tsikhe R&F-Only.png) • SewerFlood Barrier GS-Only.pngFortress2Headquarters2Nilometer2Obelisk2
Campus Buildings LibraryUniversity (Alchemical Society3MadrasaNavigation School1) • Research Lab
Theater Square Buildings Amphitheater (Marae GS-Only.png) • Archaeological MuseumArt MuseumBroadcast Center (Film Studio)
Holy Site Buildings ShrineTemple (Prasat1Stave Church) • CathedralDar-e MehrGurdwaraMeeting HouseMosquePagodaStupaSynagogueWat
Encampment Buildings Barracks (Basilikoi Paides1) • Stable (Ordu R&F-Only.png) • ArmoryMilitary Academy
Commercial Hub Buildings Market (Sukiennice1) • Bank (Gilded Vault3Grand Bazaar GS-Only.png) • Stock ExchangeGuildhall2
Harbor Buildings LighthouseShipyardSeaport
Industrial Zone Buildings WorkshopFactory (Electronics Factory) • Power PlantCoal Power Plant GS-Only.pngOil Power Plant GS-Only.pngNuclear Power Plant GS-Only.png
Preserve1 Buildings Grove1Sanctuary1
Entertainment Complex Buildings Arena (Tlachtli) • Zoo (Thermal Bath GS-Only.png) • Stadium
Water Park R&F-Only.png Buildings Ferris Wheel R&F-Only.pngAquarium R&F-Only.pngAquatics Center R&F-Only.png
Neighborhood Buildings Food Market R&F-Only.pngShopping Mall R&F-Only.png
Dam GS-Only.png Building Hydroelectric Dam GS-Only.png
Aerodrome Buildings HangarAirport
Government Plaza R&F-Only.png Buildings Ancestral Hall R&F-Only.pngAudience Chamber R&F-Only.pngWarlord's Throne R&F-Only.pngForeign Ministry R&F-Only.pngGrand Master's Chapel R&F-Only.pngIntelligence Agency R&F-Only.pngQueen's Bibliotheque GS-Only.pngNational History Museum R&F-Only.pngRoyal Society R&F-Only.pngWar Department R&F-Only.png
Diplomatic Quarter1 Buildings Consulate1Chancery1
Walled Quarter2 Buildings Keep2Mass Grave2Plague Hospital2
1 Requires a DLC2 Specific scenarios only • 3 Secret Societies mode only

R&F-Only.png Added in the Rise and Fall expansion pack.
GS-Only.png Added in the Gathering Storm expansion pack.