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Abbey Theatre

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Neighborhood: North City Centre
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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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Seen about 10 different plays here over the the years and not a bad one yet. If going for the first time be sure to catch an Irish classic. We saw She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
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Co Antrim
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Seen about 10 different plays here over the the years and not a bad one yet. If going for the first time be sure to catch an Irish classic. We saw She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith last week and after over 200 years it's holding up well! Great play, magnificent set,wonderful cast - what more do you want?

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Ennis, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I was never here before but was looking forward to it. I thought it was very unimpressive in the lobby area and facilities were not great. However, the theatre was magnificent and the play was superb. The whole production - you can see why it is Ireland's premier theatre. Bit of a haul to travel from Clare to Dublin for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Lovely theatre to replace the original. Comfortable seating with good views of the stage. Friendly staff and good service. A fabulous night out.

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I go regularly to the theatre - The Abbey is my favorite in the city. The staff are always remarkably helpful and obliging. You don't have any f those very annoying booking fees you get at some of the other theaters…. If you're late they try their best to get you in…. Lovely sized theatre - There isn't a bad... More 

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cincinnati
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

As the photos show, there is not a bad seat in the house. Not only does this small theatre provide great sight lines for every patron, the theatre company (founded by W. B. Yeats) provides first class acting and thoroughly enjoyable productions. We enjoyed She Stoops To Conquer, last December, as much as any evening we have spent watching plays... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Not sure what to expect on this first visit to the Abbey. The set looked so "serious" and then the surprise. Fantastic acting, not a stutter, (unless intended), with timing, expressions and actions by each performer just pulling you further and further into this amusing and very funny farce. Costumes, set, and music all added to a very enjoyable theatre... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Best play I have ever seen, full of perfect acting, wit, some nice music and a glass of Prosecco. My first visit to the Abbey and I liked it so much just booked tickets for "A Midsummer Night's Dream". Very much recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Was a grand jury experience. An evening filled with wit, good acting, stage sets, music and farce! Could not have been better for an 80- year old grandmother and two granddaughters 20 and 18. We were each amused, entertained and delighted.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Usually London is the theatrical destination but Dublin is a nice surprise!!! If you are in town chech what is going on, at The Abbey and the Peacock Abbey theatre!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I saw Heartbreak House by Bernard Shaw in September - the cast, stage direction, art direction and score were fantastic - up there with any NYC Broadway play I've viewed, but with much more affordable ticket prices. If you are looking for something to do at night, seeing a show at the Abbey Theatre is a must-do. It really is... More 

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