City Theater of Tehran

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City Theater, Tehran

The City Theater (Persian: تئاتر شهر, Teātr-e Šahr) is a performing arts complex in Tehran, the capital of Iran. This complex is considered as the main outlet of Iran artistic theater. It was built with the initiative of Shahbanu Farah Pahlavi under the rule of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran.

It contains several performance spaces including the halls of Cheharsou, Qashqai, Sayeh, the performance studio, and the main hall.[1] The complex was designed by architect Ali Sardar Afkhami in the 1960s,[2] and opened in 1972. After the 1979 Revolution, the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance has overseen its operation.[3] City Theater of Tehran is closed on Saturdays.


  1. ^ "Tehran City Theater website". Retrieved June 27, 2012.
  2. ^ Don Rubin, ed. (1998), The World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre, London: Routledge, ISBN 0415059283, OCLC 32008932, 0415059283
  3. ^ Don Rubin; et al., eds. (2001), World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre: Asia/Pacific, Routledge, ISBN 9780415260879, OL 7488911M, 0415260876

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Coordinates: 35°42′0.28″N 51°24′20.23″E / 35.7000778°N 51.4056194°E / 35.7000778; 51.4056194