RACE in the Media


RACE Evening Shows in the Roman Theatre in Amman

Amman, July 30, 2006

In addition to the daily shows in the Jerash hippodrome, the Roman Army and Chariot Experience (RACE) is staging regular evening performances in the Roman theatre in downtown Amman. These performances are part of  the Amman Summer Festival organized by the Municipality in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and the Jordan Tourism Board.

Other performers include singers, traditional dancing troupes and the Jordan Army Band.

The RACE part of the show consists of  35 fully armed Roman legionaries showing battle formations and tactics and five pairs of gladiators “fighting it to the death”. The theatre setting -- with its Roman architecture and acoustics in combination with advanced sound and light effects -- makes the show truly spectacular. When the fate of the gladiators that lost their fights is decided by the audience with a thumbs up or thumbs down, the cheering and shouting is deafening.

Five performances were held during July, and for August the schedule is:

  • Wednesday the 2nd
  • Saturday the 5th
  • Wednesday the 9th
  • Saturday the 12th
  • Wednesday the 16th

The time is 8.30 pm and the entrance is free. Welcome!



The Jerash Heritage Company Ltd. is a Jordanian company with its office in Jerash. It is owned by seventeen Jordanian investors and was formed on the initiative of Mr. Stellan Lind, a Swedish citizen resident in Jordan, in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and the Jordan Tourism Board. Under its brand name RACE (Roman Army and Chariot Experience), the company is staging daily performances of a company of Roman legionaries, gladiators fighting and authentic Roman racing chariots in the hippodrome in Jerash, Jordan.

For more information please contact:

Mr. Ibrahim Al Ahmad, General Manager
Mr. Stellan Lind, Chairman