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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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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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A very nice venue .

We went to the Abbey Theatre to see the play . You Never Can Tell.by George Bernard Shaw . The acting was superb ,we realy enjoyed the evening , there are two complaints , The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
De O
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County Meath

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to the Abbey Theatre to see the play . You Never Can Tell.by George Bernard Shaw . The acting was superb ,we realy enjoyed the evening , there are two complaints , The luas trams can be heard going by which can be a bit od a distraction and the seats are very hard and unfomfortable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took in a performance at the Abbey our first night in Dublin. The quality of the acting is on a par and even better than anything we would usually see. As the National Theater of Ireland, taking in a performance is recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always try to visit the Abbey whenever I'm back in Dublin for a weekend. The productions are only ever first-rate. Book tickets in advance to get the best rate.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As a tourist, your best bet is to attend a play that will help you to learn more about the Irish people. Take the time to seek this out at Abbey Theatre -- an easy walk from anywhere downtown.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Abbey is great, a nice modern theatre and there's not a bad seat in the house... We have watch several plays here during 2015 and always leaved very satisfied. Great production, cast and sets - we will be back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Throughly enjoyed the performance. Fab stage, great energetic cast. Walter the waiter, his timing was great. Laughed lots. Thank you for a lovely evening's entertainment.

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were at the Saturday matinee, and were more than pleasantly surprised to see the house was full...and why not, a funny story, extremely well acted with magnificent backdrops I urge people to go, live stage, you can't beat it, and no better place than the Abbey

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the pleasure of seeing "You Never Can Tell" by Bernard Shaw at the Abbey Theatre recently. Great performance with great actors. We laughed so much. The theatre itself was beautiful and very clean. We sat in row K, which had a low wall in front of it. We had a great view of the stage but the seats sat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my mother and sister to see "You Never Can Tell" by Bernard Shaw on Saturday as part of an evening out which started with a fantastic pre theatre dinner in the Cliff Town House. The show was sensational honestly I couldn't have chosen better but the main point is the experience of going to the theatre, it cannot be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just here watching this play by Shaw. We have a great seat I must say and the play was absolutely brilliant. Very funny altogether. Well worth a visit to see this play and it's always a pleasure to visit the abbey.

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