Artistically Ambitious


The Mourners

September 9 & 10, 2022 | 7:30 PM

A workshop reading of a new play by Rivka Rivera.

After a tragic suicide, an estranged family is forced to come together under one roof during Hurricane Maria. Will they find new Strength or will they drown in resentment?

Produced by JewYoRican Productions. Co-Produced by Lana Russell.
Presented by The Space at Irondale.

Faust et Hélène & L’heure espagnole

September 16 – 24, 2022 | 8:00 PM – Produced by New Camerata Opera

Faust et Hélène: Taken from Goethe’s retelling of the story of Faust, Boulanger’s opera focuses on the moment when Faust is persuaded by Méphistophélès to sign over his soul to eternal damnation in return for being shown one moment of true happiness.
L’heure espagnole: Set in a clock shop in central Spain. It follows the fortunes of Torquemada, the hardworking clockmaker, as his young wife Concepción negotiates her way through her collection of ridiculous lovers.

Mom on Skype


Irondale brought this courageous production, Mom on Skype, with its original Ukrainian cast to perform in Brooklyn this month. You can still support this project!

You can also find other resources on how to donate to Ukrainian humanitarian efforts.

COVID protocols: proof of vaccination is required for all who are eligible (currently ages 5+) to enter the building and masks are required regardless of vaccination status.




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Who we Are

We are a theater of people, an ensemble of citizen/artists, not an institution.

We exist to make important, challenging, demanding and, above all, entertaining theatre and we have been doing it since 1983.

What we Do

We are committed to taking on “impossible” projects, on stage and in the community. The kind that scare us a little bit and challenge us a lot. We present work that speaks to what is happening in the world now—today, no matter when it was written.

We reach out to the extended community of international theatre-makers, and pass on the torch through learning and community engagement programs. These are  designed to ensure that this very important venture becomes as significant to the next generation of artists, of collaborators, of audiences and of citizens, as it is to us.

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Just walking into this creative space filled me with energy, reminded me of the need for such spaces in our communities, and caused me to pause and reflect on the"possible." Irondale Center through dialogue invests time talent and resources into a vision of community that is contagious!

...a place where audiences and artists matter.

Beautiful space. Great community driven programming. A gem of a theatre.

Irondale is an innovative, community centered theater really is by visionary leadership. They make great shows. They're good people. Go see their stuff.

We experience a great pleasure every time we have come to Irondale . Irondale is a celebration of the art and humanity.

Our Programs

Irondale offers a variety of learning and program opportunities.  We are constantly looking for ways to bring all of the programmatic pieces, including the various educational programs, into a closer and more unified entity. Much of this can already be seen in our various projects. The school programs, after school classes, the young company, our  program  and the police/community project To Protect Serve and Understand are all led by Irondale actors and artists. 

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