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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.

Watch the opening night of the Brian Friel Theatre



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.

What's On

5pm Saturday 18 October

Brian Friel Theatre

 The 2014 Stewart Parker Memorial Lecture

Adrian Dunbar


To commemorate Stewart Parker’s 26th anniversary, QUB Drama and the School of Creative Arts is delighted to welcome one of our most renowned actors for stage and screen, ADRIAN DUNBAR, who will deliver this year’s Stewart Parker Memorial Lecture.


Adrian Dunbar has a long association with Stewart Parker’s work and has performed in both screen and radio versions of Stewart Parker’s latest and greatest play, Pentecost, currently running at the Lyric Theatre in a production by Jimmy Fay.


The Stewart Parker Memorial Lecture will be delivered annually by a distinguished artist or intellectual from the field of Theatre, Film, Music and Sonic Arts to reflect both the School of Creative Arts’ multi-subject composition and Stewart’s extraordinary eclecticism.


Booking is strongly advised for this event. Tickets are free and available via the Festival Box Office


For any further information, please contact Dr Mark Phelan






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