The 12th annual Origin 1st Irish Theatre Festival runs from January 7 to Feb 3, 2020.  The world’s only theatre festival dedicated to showcasing the work of contemporary Irish writers, Origin 1st Irish is New York’s only all-Irish performing arts festival.

Origin Theatre Company (now in its 17th season) produces the New York premieres of impactful contemporary voices from Europe!  

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Upcoming Events

  • Dec 6 Friday


  • December 6, 2019 - February 9, 2020

Tickets $50-$70 Irish Repertory TheatrePresents on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage by Dion Boucicaultdirected by Charlotte Moore With Craig Wesley Divino, Meg Hennessy, Ian Holcomb, Elliot Joseph, Brian Keane, Colin McPhillamy, Rachel Pickup, Caroline Strang, Evan Zes and Robert Zukerman In this high-spirited farce, the vain and lustful Sir Harcourt Courtly travels to Oak Hall to meet his bride-to-be, the…

  • Jan 7 Tuesday

Maz and Bricks

  • January 7, 2020 - February 2, 2020

Tickets $25 – $38.50 In partnership withFishamble Companyand59E59 Theaters By Eva O’ConnorDirected by Jim Culleton With Ciaran O’Brien and Eva O’Connor Olivier Award-winning company Fishamble returns to 59E59 Theaters as part of Origin’s 1st Irish Festival, following its previous, highly-acclaimed productions of On Blueberry Hill, Little Thing/Big Thing, Charolais, I Can See Clearly Now, and The Pride of Parnell Street….

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