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Abbey Theatre

26 Lower Abbey St., Dublin 1, Ireland (North City Centre)
+353 1 878 7222
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Ranked #18 of 281 Attractions in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Stunning piece of theatre - captured a time, the language brought me back to my grandmothers phrases and speech, not sure if the young students there could really comprehend that the play did reflect the time in which it was written. Re-booked to go to next staging. Amazing.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I attended the June 2014 performance of Twelfth Night. I also took the Abbey Theater tour that afternoon. The tour greatly enriched the theater experience. (Note: I've spent many years as a stage manager for dance and theatrical performances, so I'm prone to love things like this). I'm not sure why a previous reviewer felt uncomfortable in this area. I... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

A great venue with good seats throughout, and the place to see the work of the great Irish playwrights.

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Enniskerry Wicklow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I visited the Abbey today after a long absence slightly aprehensive not really knowing what the Shaw play was about. Now it was a wonderful production with wonderful acting. The sets and costumes were superb and it was a thoroughly wonderful performance. My only comment was the second act was perhaps a bit too long., but otherwise nationals and visitors... More

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Courtenay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

What a wonderful experience! Once I got into the Irish brogue (dialect/accent) I totally enjoyed the play, which was live. The actors/actresses were excellent. This is the oldest theater in Dublin and well worth a visit.

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Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The Abbey Theatre, especially on Opening Night, is always fizzing with excitement and anticipation and so it was for the opening night of Shaw's "Heartbreak House". It's quite an early start (at 7.30 pm if you are rushing from a busy work day) but necessary as the performance does not finish until approx. 10.20pm. It is worth booking your refreshments... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I saw Twelfth Night here a few months back and it was my first time in there. There is great visibility from most if not all of the seats with the huge open plan tiered seating. Not having an upper circle, balcony etc is great in that the views are so much better for all. The show was incredible as... More

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

A grand old theater, worth seeing a performance at. Try to get a box seat, where you'll get a great view. The orchestra rear seats on the second level have undesirable views.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Very good location. Super environment. Good service . We are very happy with everything there. The most important thing is that my partner was happy . That s what I wanted .

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Part of the National Irish psyche which represents much of what we are. Its plays represent the happiness and sadness, triumph and despair, which is the story of Ireland. Although it concentrates on mainly Irish playwrights, it does include a wide range of others, such as Shakespearean dramas and well-known international playwrights. The Standard of productions is very high and... More

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