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Abbey Theatre

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Address: 26 Abbey Street Lower, Dublin D01 K0F1, Ireland
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
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The Abbey Theatre's founders W.B. Yeats and Lady Gregory had the vision to...

The Abbey Theatre's founders W.B. Yeats and Lady Gregory had the vision to 'bring upon the stage the deeper thoughts and emotions of Ireland'. Our ambitious artistic programme of classic Irish drama and new Irish writing holds a mirror up to Irish society. Over the years, the Abbey has nurtured and premiered the work of major Irish playwrights such as Marina Carr, Frank McGuinness, Tom Murphy and a new generation of writers such as Richard Dormer, Stacey Gregg, Nancy Harris and Elaine Murphy. We also nurture a new generation of Irish artists through our artistic development programmes and commitment to discovering new acting, writing and directing talent.

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'Waiting for Godot' - A standing ovation and there curtain calls! It's that good.

This was my first time ever seeing 'Waiting for Godot'. I had always been curious about the play but had never managed to see it. I think my wait was worth it and I have seen one... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Dublin
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was my first time ever seeing 'Waiting for Godot'. I had always been curious about the play but had never managed to see it. I think my wait was worth it and I have seen one of the best productions ever. The production from Druid is something special. From the very first minute the play draws you into the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you want to learn about the history of Dublin, you must visit the Abbey Theatre for the is steeped in history. The staff was courteous. The backstage tour was educational and it was fascinating to walk on stage and see what the performers see when they are on stage. Due to the steep decline, any row or seat would... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went to see The Train. Briliant script, great singing, excellent production qualities. The energy on stage is infectious! Great performances from all the artists. Every seat in the Abbey theatre is a good seat, regardless of seat price.

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Elaine M, Manager at Abbey Theatre, responded to this review

Hi Salma, Thank-you for your feedback. Delighted to hear that you enjoyed 'The Train' on the Abbey stage and that your seats were good value. If you're in Dublin again, feel free to visit us again! All the best, Elaine More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very comfortable here and enjoyed our show a lot. Seating was comfortable. A little hard to spot, outside looks more like a store front.

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Elaine M, Manager at Abbey Theatre, responded to this review

Hi, Great to hear that you enjoyed your recent experience at the Abbey Theatre. Our building was destroyed in a fire in 1951. Our current building opened in 1966. The facade is a feature of its time However, thank you for your feedback; it's valuable to know. All the best, Elaine More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every seat in the Abbey theatre is a good seat, regardless of seat price. We went to see The Train. Good script, great singing but excellent production qualities. This show has finished but the Abbey lives up to quality performances

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Elaine M, Manager at Abbey Theatre, responded to this review

Hi, Delighted that you enjoyed your recent experience with us. It's a beautiful auditorium and all sight-lines are excellent. We hope you'll visit us again soon; there's some fantastic productions to come throughout 2017. All the best, Elaine More 

Guilford, CT
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Irish Theatre has a great heritage dating back over one hundred years. This is the theatre of Yeats and countless other great Irish playwrights as well as artists from all over the world. It really doesn't matter what's playing. If the theatre is open, grab a ticket and expect to be entertained and, perhaps, challenged a bit. You will find... More 

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Elaine M, Manager at Abbey Theatre, responded to this review

Hi John, Thanks for your great feedback. Inspired by the revolutionary ideals of its founders and its rich canon of Irish dramatic writing, the Abbey Theatre’s Mission is: To imaginatively engage with all of Irish society through the production of ambitious, courageous and new theatre in all its forms. The Abbey Theatre commits to lead in the telling of the... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saw CornExchange theatre co. perform Dublin by Lamplight 10 years ago. . Saw again last night. Would recommend any age group to go. I'm in my 40's. My godmother enjoyed same 10 years ago and also again this week (she is in her 70's). There were teenagers in the audience enjoying it too. Fun for all the family. They should... More 

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Elaine M, Manager at Abbey Theatre, responded to this review

Hi Cliona, Thanks for your lovely review. We're delighted that your family enjoyed Dublin By Lamplight. I've shared your feedback with the staff at the Abbey. Hopefully, we'll see you again later in 2017. All the best, Elaine More 

Coral Springs, Florida
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Abbey Theatre is a great experience, its not about comfortable seats , concession stands, bathrooms its about entertainment. Co founded by Yeats to bring to the stage the 'deeper emotions of Ireland'. The theater has been promoting Irish writers for more than 100 years. When you think about it, Ireland and the whole of Europe with their literary documents, changed... More 

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Elaine M, Manager at Abbey Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. Since we were founded in 1904, developing new work is very important to us! Today, it's equally important that we produce ambitious and courageous new theatre that reflects the Irish story. All the best, Elaine More 

Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This production is a MUST SEE!!!!!! Saw last night and I'm still buzzing. The energy on stage is infectious. Hilarious, with some poignant moments. Enjoyable on the surface but has layers - enjoy peeling them away. Book NOW to avoid disappointment.

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Elaine M, Manager at Abbey Theatre, responded to this review

Hi Maureen, Thanks for you great review! We're really proud to present The Corn Exchange’s much loved alternative version of the founding of a national theatre. It's a beautiful piece of theatre. Hopefully, we'll see you again throughout 2017. All the best, Elaine More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

If there is a performance on when you are in Dublin, just go. We had no idea what we were going to see, just wanted to experience the Abbey theatre. We were not disappointed. The seats are a bit close together, get an aisle seat if you have long legs. However, all discomfort was forgotten by the fantastic acting of... More 

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Elaine M, Manager at Abbey Theatre, responded to this review

Hi, Great to hear you enjoyed your recent visit to the Abbey Theatre. If you're visiting again, feel free to contact our box office and they will advise you on seating options with extra legroom. All the best, Elaine More 

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