Colosseum: Rome's Arena of Death

About the Show

Travel back in time to Ancient Rome’s gladiatorial world, where men fought for their lives to satisfy the whims of emperors and a bloodthirsty populace. Combining compelling narrative with state-of-the-art computer graphics and dramatic reconstruction, this production throws new light on the way gladiators fought and trained, and reveals that many were the superstars of their age - even noblemen aspired to be gladiators. What caused the notorious arena to be built, and what made Roman society demand such extreme entertainment be played out there? Follow the true story of Verus, who rises from slave to star gladiator, but faces the ultimate challenge in one of the very few gladiatorial fights recorded and described by contemporary writers. Live Verus’ journey and experience his quest for freedom.