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Top Choice Theatre in Tehran

Iranshahr Theatre

One of Tehran’s oldest theatres, this beautiful building in peaceful Park-e Honar Mandan typically has four different shows playing in its complex with two stages. While most of the shows here are performed in Farsi…
Live Music in Yazd

Traditional Persian Night

The Kohan Traditional Hotel offers an evening of classical entertainments over a Persian dinner in the fine setting of its beautiful courtyard garden. The price includes live setar music, story-telling, a three-cour…
Spectator Sport in Mashhad

Zurkhaneh

While the chamber is less exotic than the equivalent at Yazd, this regular zurkhaneh meet is a very real – and surreal – Iranian experience, with well over a dozen regulars going through a series of different displa…
Spectator Sport in Esfarayen

Koshti Bachukeh

A local form of wrestling, koshti bachukeh is popular across the region, but every year, two weeks after Noruz, the year's championship comes to a conclusion in the gladiators' pit that is Esfarayen's Godeh Zeynalkh…
Theatre in Tehran

Teatr-e Shahr

Opened in 1968, this circular building covered in beautiful tiles is, visually, Tehran’s most impressive playhouse. Come here to see Iranian stage actors performing in Farsi, of course. Some booking staff speak Engl…
Theatre in Tehran

Vahdat Hall

The centrally located Vahdat is a beautifully designed traditional horseshoe-shaped theatre venue dating from 1967. Look out for classical or pop music concerts here as well as drama.
Stadium in Tehran

Azadi Sport Complex

The home stadium of the Iranian national football (soccer) team as well as location for games by Tehran teams Persepolis and Esteghlal, with capacity for 100,000 spectators. Matches are normally played on Thursday a…
Horse Racing in Gonbad-e Kavus

Horse Racing

On Thursday and Friday afternoons in spring and autumn, the hippodrome at the northeastern edge of town holds horse-racing meets. Predominantly watched by male locals who're here to bet, the atmosphere is nonetheles…
Cinema in Tehran

Azadi Cinema Center

There are seven large cinemas at this famous multiplex, all screening Iranian movies.