Tickets for Gladiator Training & Gladiator School Museum

Prepare for intense battle as you train in the style of Rome's famous combatants

Cancellations are possible up to 72 hours before your visit date
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About 2 hours
Starting time
09:00, 11:00, 15:00 or 17:00
  • Learn the ways of the gladiator in this special training experience that's as educational as it is thrilling
  • Dress up in traditional tunic and hone your sword skills in a variety of fun games, then fight for your life in the final gladiatorial tournament
  • Discover the fascinating history behind these iconic warriors in the included Gladiator School Museum

Step into the leather sandals of a Roman gladiator and prepare for 2 hours of riotous fun, as you're schooled in the ways of ancient Rome's prized pugilists. Sword in hand, you'll learn all about the history and techniques of gladiatorial combat, before putting your skills to the test in a swashbuckling test of swordsmanship that'll have the crowds screaming for more. Are you not entertained? You soon will be!

Don a traditional tunic and draw your (wooden) sword, as your grizzled instructor teaches you the ways of the gladiator. You'll get to practice your weapon skills and nimble footwork in a variety of fun games and exercises before going sword-to-sword in the final tournament.

Life wasn't easy for the gladiators, what with the low wages, aggressive colleagues, and the constant threat of stabbings. Luckily, Rome's own Gladiator School lets you experience the highlights (cool outfits, thrilling combat, eternal glory) without any of the downsides. Travel back to the height of the Roman Empire for 2 hours of rough-and-tumble fun, just a short distance from the real Colosseum.

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What's included
2-hour gladiator training in English led by members of the Gruppo Storico Romano
Gladiator clothing and weapons
One free drink (water or fruit juice)
Entrance to the Gladiator School Museum
Guided tour of the Gladiator School Museum
Changing or cancelling your ticket
  • Cancellations are possible up to 72 hours before your visit date
  • Changes may be possible for this ticket
Gladiator School Rome
Via Appia Antica 18, 00179, Rome
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Live guide
English speaking during the gladiator training
Additional info

Getting There

Bus: Lines 118 & 218 to Appia Antica/Travicella

Jun 22, 2019
Thank you so much for everything. My six year old felt like a true Roman citizen after this course. The teacher was amazing keeping everyone involved even if they didn’t come with a friend to class. I know this will be a lifelong memory and am so glad to have made the trek to the gladiator school.
Mar 19, 2019
This was our second visit to Gladiator Training (the first was 3 years ago) and it was as big a hit with our 13 year old now as it was then. He was the only participant so it was very interactive and he got to try out lots of different weapons. The host was well informed and shared a lot of information during and before the training itself. Definitely worth the trip out to see the edge of the Apian way and the training was great.
Oct 24, 2018
If you love the gladiator world, it’s awesome.
David the trainer was great.
Mar 24, 2018
fun and instructive!

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