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Abbey Theatre

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Address: 26 Lower Abbey St., Dublin 1, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 878 7222
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Description: 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'. Today in our 110th anniversary year that mission is alive and well. Our ambitious artistic programme of classic Irish drama to 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 Mc Guinness, 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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Ibsen's 'Hedda Gabler'

My third time in the Abbey within the past few months. Went a few weeks ago to Shakespeare's 'Midsummer Night's Dream' which was great. Last night I went with some friends to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My third time in the Abbey within the past few months. Went a few weeks ago to Shakespeare's 'Midsummer Night's Dream' which was great. Last night I went with some friends to the preview of Ibsen's 'Hedda Gabler'. Great performance. Very much recommended and I will go again. The Abbey is on of Dublin's finest theatres for me.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My husband and I went to a Misummer night's dream last night, what a wonderful night!! A wonderful production with a superb cast! The Abbey theatre staff are so nice and make you feel part of something special. The production was amazing and I think we were at the last performance which is a shame because I want my friends... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I'd not been in The Abbey for many years although generally visiting at least one theatre a week . A Midsummer Nights Dream directed by Pan Pan's Gavin Quinn had me returning and I was so glad I had. The play was exceptional & can be read about elsewhere, so I'll stick to the building itself. First thing that struck... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Loved the Abbey's product of A Midsummer Night's Dream. It's a terrific ensemble performance. See if if you can!

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Leenane, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I went to the Abbey Theatre to see Midsummer Night Dream and just loved it! This is such a magical place, as they say when the lights go down the magic starts. And this is so true! Staff is extremely nice and helpful, I went on backstage tour as well and that was such an experience . So interesting to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Crazy, arty show that leaves you thinking. Makes you feel uncomfortable a lot of the time, but that is intentional. Worth a watch. Pretty short but that's ok because it was intense!!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went see a Midsummer Night's Dream at The Abbey in Dublin and we had a good time. The acting was first rate. I especially liked John Kavanaugh as Lysander. The play has been moved to a senior home and the young lovers are not young, but in their 60's. Is love still so fickle at this age? Apparently so!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've never left feeling disappointed. The shows are always original, entertaining and sometimes challenging but never disappoint. The staff are nice and helpful. You will always have a good view regardless of where you sit. Recently we have seen A Mid-Summers Night Dream, King Lear, Arran-na-Pogue, She stoops to Conquer, Picture of Dorian Grey.... Worth going whenever you can, and... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I enjoyed the show, but it was a bit short at an hour and a quarter - I prefer longer shows and they are better value for money. Also the long lips video piece at the end was......too long. I prefer real theatre. But 3 marks out of 5 for innovative effort.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Went to see Lippy at Peacock last night with friends. Had no idea what to expect as it's based on a sad true story of an alleged suicide pact where three women and their aunt took their lives by locking themselves into a suburban house in a Dublin suburb and starving themselves to death. The story didn't get much detailed... More 

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