Good Vibrations: A Punk Rock Musical

A New York Times Critic's Pick


$25 and up 2 hours, 30 minutes

Jun 14, 2023 – Jul 16, 2023


Box Office


Phone hours:
10am-6pm, Monday-Friday

In person:
Opens 60 minutes before the performance on show days


Irish Arts Center 
726 11th Avenue 
Hell's Kitchen, NYC


New York has the haircuts,
London has the trousers,
but Belfast has the reason!

Based on the BAFTA-nominated film by Glenn Patterson and Colin Carberry, Good Vibrations chronicles the story of Terri Hooley, a radical, rebel, and music-lover in 1970s Belfast. When the Troubles shut down his city and his friends take sides, Terri opens a record shop and becomes the unlikely leader of a motley band of kids who join his mission to create a new community and an alternative Ulster, and bring his hometown back to life.

This thrilling new musical features a cast of twelve and anthems from Northern Ireland’s punk era, including the Undertones’ “Teenage Kicks,” the Outcasts’ “Justa Nother Teenage Rebel,” and Stiff Little Fingers’ “Alternative Ulster.”

U.S. premiere of the Lyric Theatre, Belfast production.

By Colin Carberry and Glenn Patterson
Directed by Des Kennedy
Musical direction by Katie Richardson
Choreography by Jennifer Rooney

Set design by Grace Smart
Sound design by Ian Vennard
Lighting design by Jack Knowles
Costume design by Gillian Lennox 

★★★★ “Glorious … The full-throated spirit of punk is alive and roaring”—IRISH TIMES

Tue-Wed | 7:30pm
Thu-Fri | 8pm
Sat | 2pm and 8pm
Sun | 2pm

Masks are required for attendance at afternoon matinee theatre and dance performances in all areas of the building other than the Devlin Café.


Presented with generous support from Robert J. McCann and NewEdge Capital Group, and our generous season sponsors and partners.







Our Supporters

Irish Arts Center programs are supported, in part, by government, foundation, and corporate partners including Culture Ireland, the agency for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office and the New York City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature; Howard Gilman Foundation; Tourism Ireland; the Jerome L. Greene Foundation; the Adrian Brinkerhoff Poetry Foundation; the Charina Endowment Fund; the Ireland Funds; the Shubert Foundation, Inc.; the Arnhold Foundation; the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation; the Irish Institute of New York; the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, New York; Northern Ireland Bureau; Invest NI; CIE Tours International; the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Consulate of Ireland in New York; and thousands of generous donors like you.


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