Irish Arts Center
Founded in 1972, the Irish Arts Center (IAC) projects a dynamic image of Ireland and Irish America through performances, exhibitions, and education.


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Since 1972, the Irish Arts Center (IAC) has been keeping Ireland’s history and culture alive in New York City for people of all backgrounds to enjoy. From film and literature to music and theatre, IAC gives tourists and New Yorkers alike the opportunity explore the very best of Irish heritage. Every season, both local and international Irish artists come to IAC to share their talents with the community. Check out upcoming events and buy tickets here. For discounts, exclusive invitations and priority booking, consider becoming an IAC member. Different membership packages are available for students, standard patrons, families, junior patrons and more. View memberships and find the one that’s right for you.

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Back To School

Interested in getting involved with the Irish arts? IAC offers adult classes in music, dance, language and more!

* Music: Learn to play the instruments commonly featured in traditional Irish music including guitar, fiddle, concertina, bagpipes, celtic harp or the bodhrán. Voice classes are also available.

* Irish Dance: IAC offers step dancing at a variety of levels, céilí dancing, set dancing and modern Irish dancing.

* Language: Learn to speak Gaelic in IAC’s level 1-4 classes. Then, test out your new language skills at their Tae Agus Comhrá (Tea and Conversation) events.

* Literary Arts: Let your imagination run wild in IAC’s creative writing class or explore Irish plays in Elements of Playwriting.

For those who are already skilled in Irish art, music or dance, try a master class in Imaginative Illustration in Charcoal and Chalk, Accompaniment on Irish Guitar or ModERIN Choreography!

Interested? See What Classes You Want To Take

Go Big Green!

It’s never too early to start learning about Irish heritage, which is why IAC offers special programs just for kids. Children as young as four years old can enroll in the introductory step dancing class or the bagpipes class year round. In additional to the two course offerings, IAC hosts several events for kids of all ages including Saturday morning cartoon screenings, the Rí Rá Children’s Festival of Literature, an Irish Halloween party and more.

Learn more about IAC’s programs for kids

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