The Brian Friel Theatre and the Brian Friel Centre for Theatre research was opened by Brian Friel in 2009. The building located at 20 University Square forms the centre piece of the Drama Studies course at Queen’s University Belfast. The Brian Friel Centre aims to produce world class research as well as offering students a vibrant environment in which to study.
Both the theatre and research centre aim to produce work of the highest international standard and lead the way in theatre research and theatre production. The theatre and research centre have already hosted international conferences as well as touring productions from around the world with a view to establishing one of the leading academic drama facilities.