Opened in February 2009 by Brian Friel, The Brian Friel Theatre and the Brian Friel Centre for Theatre Research form the centre piece of the Drama and Film Centre at Queen's University which opened in October 2004.
Read the transcript of Seamus Heaney's speech and Brian Friel's response to the naming of the 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.
The Brian Friel Theatre is located in the heart of the university campus and is the focal point for the creative and performing arts within the university.
For further information visit the Brian Friel Theatre website.