Iran Theater- We have no plans to close the theater hall, said Qader Ashna, director general of the Performing Arts Center, following speculation that the theater would close.
Iran Theater- "We have no plans to close the theater hall," said Qader Ashna, director general of the Performing Arts Center, following speculation that the theater would close.
He added:” Since we have reopened the theater with the approvals of he National Headquarters of Administrating coronavirus, it will be based on the approvals of the same headquarters. We are currently waiting for the announcement of the new order, but the issue of closure has not yet been raised in the ministry.”
Regarding the criticisms of some theater troups that they have not yet received any financial support, Ashna added: We have already announced that the shows approved by the Support Council will receive 50% of the approved amount, provided that they resume their shows with the approval of the hall. This can be done in public and private halls, but those shows must be approved by the Support council.”
The director of the General Directorate of Performing Arts Center added: "But the issue of financial support for the groups that have suffered of Coronavirus pandemic needs to be decided by Higher authorities and not within our authority. We will support the groups I have described within the framework of our regulations.”