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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 #17 of 283 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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New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We saw George Bernard Shaw's "Heartbreak House" and the cast was spectacular! We thoroughly enjoyed the performance, and also the bar upstairs (see photo) during intermission. It was a grand night for us in Dublin!

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Dublin Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

ease of booking, very good bar attached to premises and the theatre itself is always first class. Its impossible to get a poor view in this theatre and the acoustics are excellent

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ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful night at the Abbey. Met some lovely people during intermission and enjoyed great theater.

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Dropped by on a Saturday afternoon and picked up tickets for Heartbreak Hotel later that day..tickets are 40$ US ..and it was a great evening seeing the locals, having an early drink and then the play and acting was top quality!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

A great night out with friends - looking forward to the next play already. Viewing and seating comfortable. Lovely !

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We saw an excellent production of Bleak House. The theatre is very conveniently situated and is a comfortable venue.

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Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The Abbey is one of the most wonderful theatre's. The Old Vic in London is the bridesmaid compared to this historic theatre founded by W.B. Yeats and Contess Markiewicz at the turn of the 20th century. Google what play is being shown, book it and if the budget allows, reserve the pre-theatre menu at the michelin starred "Chapter One"

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Canton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I've seen a few plays here, including Pygmalion, one of my favorite plays by Shaw (a darker ending than My Fair Lady). It is an historic venue and all of the plays performed here were written by Irish playwrights.

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

So enjoyed "12th Night" at the Abbey in May. They really know how to present Shakespeare! Excellent production.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The most genuine Irish theater experience. Brian Friel's play was well done, although the set design was confusing to my son (he is a theater major).

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