Founded in 1972, Irish Arts Center is a New York-based arts and cultural center dedicated to projecting a dynamic image of Ireland and Irish America for the 21st century, building community with audiences of all backgrounds, and preserving the stories and traditions of Irish culture for generations to come.To visit Irish Arts Center on your holiday in New York City, and find out what else New York City has to offer, use our New York City day trip planning tool .
Our multi-disciplinary programming is centered around three core areas: Performance – including live music, dance, theatre, film, literature, and the humanities; Exhibition – including visual arts presentations and cultural exhibitions that tell the evolving Irish story; and Education, with dozens of classes per week in Irish language, history, music, and dance.
Located in New York City, a global capital of arts and culture, Irish Arts Center serves as a dynamic platform for top emerging and established artists and cultural creators to reach a New York, national, and global audience, and as a gateway for other institutions to access first-rate Irish and Irish American culture.
Irish Arts Center Reviews
I'm an Irish person who spent some time living in New York. One of my favourite things to do during my time there was to go to shows at this beautifully atmospheric and special little Center. Seeing C... more »
If we had not seen Arlington last week we would not have discovered this Center and the very creative Enda Walsh theatrical offering -- I would like to call it "installation theatre". ROOMS is less th... more »
I had never been here before attending a performance a few months ago of "I hear You and Rejoice", a one man show by Mikel Murfi, which was fabulous. The Center is a multi-artistic venue with performance (music, dance and theater), visual arts and education focus. I had never heard of the Center before attending the play, and confused it with the Irish Rep. (Almost went to the wrong place!) We had a wonderful evening and looking at the other offerings, I expect to attend more events.
I’ve been here couple times for stand-up show. The show itself was quite good, really funny, show hosts are very positive, open and merry. The theatre itself is quite old, chairs are not so modern and comfortable, very littel space between them, and it is small. Stage is very simple and has no additional decoration, just old carpet on the floor.
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