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The Gladiator Valerius

It’s been some 1800 years since Valerius last had to fight for his life in the Amphitheatre. He had dreamt of a life of glory and wealth, knowing full well that only very few gladiators are able to reach such heights. As arena fighters, they live on the lowest rung of the social ladder. They are admired for their courage and fighting spirit, but are also scorned as prisoners who are forced to earn their meagre living through hard physical work in the dust of the amphitheatre. Not many manage to survive and buy their way out. Valerius has. But at what cost? On a walk through the amphitheatre, he recounts all the suffering he has seen, and all the blood he himself has spilled. He traces back the animals, fighters and friends who lost their lives in the mighty rotund arena. And he tells of the day which continues to plague him even now: The day he faced his best friend in the amphitheatre.
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Visitors will be both shocked and impressed as this captivating interactive tour immerses them in a parallel universe, an era long past, which seems so far away. But Valerius holds a mirror up to them: How much of the fighting for life and death, of the inner battle between the will to survive and morals, of the contest for power and honour continues to exist even in our modern times? And much Valerius is in each of us? You be the judge!


Available booking period:
April to September, daily 8.30 a.m., 6.00 p.m. and 8.00 p.m. daily
March and October, daily 8.30 a.m., 5.00 p.m. and 7.00 p.m. daily

Other times upon request. Please note that “The Gladiator Valerius” can only be performed outside Amphitheatre opening hours.

Meeting place:
Amphitheater Trier, Olewiger Str. 25

75 minutes

groups up to 30 persons: € 299.00, each additional person € 10.00
school groups up to 30 persons: € 259.00, each additional person € 8.00

Surcharge for performances after sunset: € 45.00 (second technician/light), required for all late performances (07.00 p.m. and 08.00 p.m.) in March/April and from mid-August

Group size:
Max. 50 persons


We recommend this adventure tour for spectators over 10 years old.

The underground passageways are not accessible to wheelchair users.

Actor / book and director

Actors (alternating)
Klaus-Michael Nix, Tim Olrik Stöneberg, Markus Friedmann, Guillaume Karl, Isaac Boateng

Written by:
Dominique Caillat

Directed by:
Gabriele Mugdan


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Guided Tours

Simeonstraße 60
54290 Trier

Tel. +49 (0)651 97808 -52, -21, -20

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