Irish Classical Theatre Co.

625 Main St.

Opens at 10:15am;
Last admittance: 1:45pm;
Photography and filming permitted; Tripod permitted;
Handicap accessible;
No public restrooms

Visitor Experience:
Come see the only true theatre-in-the-round in Buffalo! Enjoy a tour of the Irish Classical Theatre lobby and lounge, stage, dressing room, and offices.

Building Information:
Flynn & Battaglia Architects, 1998

In 1985, two Dublin-born brothers, Vincent and Chris O’Neill, internationally acclaimed
actors and former members of Ireland’s celebrated Abbey Theatre, found themselves in
Buffalo, performing Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot in the dining room of a local
hotel. They were enthusiastically embraced by Western New York audiences and critics,
and together with fellow Dubliners Josephine Hogan and the late Dr. James Warde, formed
the Irish Classical Theatre Company. Performing on various rented stages until a
permanent home was established at the Calumet Arts Café, ICTC became the fastest
growing theatre in the region and led to the building of its new home, The Andrews
Theatre, which opened its doors in January of 1999, the first theatre built from the
ground up in WNY in decades