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Great Work Slots 1 Writing
Production Cost 100
Maintenance 1
Unlocked at Drama and Poetry

The Amphitheater is a building available in the Classical Era.

Game Info[]

Building an Amphitheater requires a Monument or any of its replacements.

  • +1 CultureIcon Culture
  • Has 1 slot for a Greatwork Great Work of Writing

With Religious Beliefs:

  • Liturgical Drama (Follower): +1 FaithIcon Faith if there are 3 followers


An amphitheater is an outdoor arena designed for open-air theatrical performances, as well as sporting events and concerts. The ancient Romans in particular are known for the hundreds of amphitheaters they constructed, in which gladiatorial combat, exhibitions, and public executions were conducted.

Unique Building Replacements[]

Icon Building Civilization Yields
BallParkIcon wikia
Ball Park Zapotecs (Zaachila I)
  • +1 Happy Happiness
  • Each turn, 1/3 chance for +2 FaithIcon Faith
  • 1 Scientist specialist slot
Bibliotheca Rome (Marcus Aurelius)
  • Does not require a Monument
  • Provides a free Library
  • +2 Happiness while the Great Work slot is filled
  • Additional Great Work slot in conquered cities.
Ceremonial House The Amis
  • Has no Great Work of Writing Slot
  • Has 2 Great Works of Music Slot
  • Has 1 Great Musician Specialist Slot
Copper House The Kwakwaka'wakw (Willie Seaweed)
  • May only be purchased, though may be bought multiple times.
  • Provides a random animal resource when built for the first time, but distributes your gold to all met Civilizations. After this, the cost of future Potlach's increases, while the chance of receiving a resource decreases.
Council House The Cherokee (Moytoy)
  • Enables cities to receive Buildings constructed in the Capital Capital.
  • Bonus Food Food is granted to the Capital Capital based on this city's Food Food output when receiving a Building.
  • If built in the Capital Capital, the amount of Food Food received by the Capital Capital is doubled.
Dahuitang China (Mao Zedong)
  • Yields an additional +2 CultureIcon Culture
  • Has 1 additional slot for a Greatwork Great Work of Writing
  • When all three slots are filled, +3 additional CultureIcon Culture and +10 Experience for newly trained units
Hagiyaki Workshop Icon
Hagiyaki Workshop Mori (Mori Motonari)
  • +1 CultureIcon Culture per incoming International Trade Route
  • +1 Porcelain Resource
  • Requires Shrine and Monument
High Cross
High Cross Northumbria (Oswiu)
  • Units trained in this City provide CultureIcon Culture, which also contributes to the CultureIcon Culture cost of acquiring new Tiles.
Literature Night Durrani (Ahmad Abdali)
  • +1 Happy Happiness
  • Increased Greatperson Great Writer Generation when Greatwork Great Work Slot is filled.
Literary School Bulgaria (Simeon I)
  • +1 Science Science on Writers
  • +3 Greatperson Great Scientist Points
Literary School Bulgaria (Simeon I) (DJSHenninger)
  • +1 additional Greatwork Writing slot
  • -15% CultureIcon Culture cost for new tiles
  • +1 CultureIcon Culture after Architecture
Matenadaran Armenia (Andranik)
  • Has 1 additional slot for a Greatwork Great Work of Writing
  • +10% Greatperson Great Person point generation in this city.
  • When all its Greatwork Great Work slots are filled, causes Greatperson Great People to provide a small lump sum of FaithIcon Faith and CultureIcon Culture when expended.
  • FaithIcon Faith and CultureIcon Culture bursts increase for every fully-filled Matenadaran.
'Odeon Pergamon (Attalus)
  • Has a Greatwork Great Work of Writing slot which, once filled, boosts Production Production towards wonders by +5%.
Paya Burma (Anawrahta)
  • Stored Greatwork Great Works yield +2 Gold Gold
  • +1 Greatperson Great Writer point for the Capital/City with the Writers' Guild
  • Does not require a Monument
Thingstead Iceland (Ingolfur Arnarson)
  • +2 Happy Happiness if connected to the Capital
  • Can connect to the Capital over water
  • -20% Production Production cost
Water Puppet Theater Vietnam (Le Loi)
  • +1 additional CultureIcon Culture
  • City's attacks generate Greatperson Great Writer, Artist and Musician Points
Water Puppet Theater Vietnam (Trung Sisters)
  • Stored Greatwork Great Works yield +5 Strength Defense
  • +1 additional CultureIcon Culture
  • +10% Production Production Cost
Building Types
Ancient Era
BarracksCircusGranaryLibraryMonumentShrineStone WorksWallsWater Mill
Classical Era
Medieval Era
Renaissance Era
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Industrial Era
FactoryHospitalHydro PlantMilitary AcademyMuseumPolice StationPublic SchoolStock Exchange
Modern Era
Broadcast TowerHotelMilitary BaseResearch LabStadium
Atomic Era
AirportMedical LabNuclear PlantRecycling CenterSolar Plant
Information Era
Bomb ShelterSpaceship Factory
National Wonders
Circus MaximusEast India CompanyGrand TempleHermitageHeroic EpicIronworksNational CollegeNational EpicNational Intelligence AgencyNational Visitor CenterOxford UniversityPalace
Artists' GuildMusicians' GuildWriters' Guild