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Welcome to Iran

A co-production with Theatre Royal Stratford East

a new play by Nadia Fall

Running Time: tbc

Welcome to Iran

A journey into modern Iranian life.

Ava is a 20-something British-Iranian. Following the death of her father, she journeys to Iran in search of his past and her culture.

Exploring this often misunderstood country, Ava is swept into a world of raves, raids and illicit love, all whilst negotiating family politics, Tehran traffic and the morality police.

Nadia Fall (Home, Three Sisters) returns to the National Theatre with a tender and witty snapshot of modern Iran based on real-life interviews.

A visually striking and meticulous production.
Daily Telegraph on Three Sisters

Following advice from Government and Public Health England about the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), all scheduled performances of Welcome to Iran in the Dorfman Theatre have been cancelled.
Due to the high volume of performances involved, it may take a short while before we can contact all ticket-holders directly about their booking.
We recognise that this is a difficult time for many, and thank you for your patience.
If you have not heard from us by Tuesday 14 April, please contact a member of the Box Office team about your booking.

Supported by Cockayne – Grants for the Arts and the London Community Foundation


Talks and Events

Writer and Director Nadia Fall Thu 4 June, 6pm, £9/£6
Film Screening: Tehran Taboo Fri 5 June, 5.30pm, £6/£4
Celebrating Iranian Women in Arts and Culture Sat 6 June, 2pm, £35/£20/£7.50
Film Screening: Under the Shadow Sat 6 June, 5.30pm, £6/£4
A Short History of Iran Mon 8 June, 6pm,  £9/£6




Production team

Welcome to Iran ticket prices

Ticket prices - 100 x £20 seats at every performance

Monday - Thursday eves, all matinees
£55, £40, £35, £30, £20
Friday & Saturday eves
£60, £45, £40, £30, £20
Preview 21 May
£45 – £20 

Welcome to Iran Access performances

Access performances

Audio-described performances, for blind and visually impaired people:
Sat 6 June, 2.30pm preceded by a Touch Tour at 1pm

Captioned performances, for deaf or hard-of-hearing people:
Thu 28 May, 7.30pm
Sat 13 June, 2.30pm

Smart caption glasses

Smart Caption Glasses will be available for performances from Tuesday 26 May, 7.30pm

Smart caption glasses are a revolutionary new way for people with hearing loss to enjoy performances at the National Theatre. For the first time, service users can experience our productions, including this one, from any seat in any theatre.

Find out about smart caption glasses

Photography by Omid Shahpasandi

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