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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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Magic place

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
IreneLeenane
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Leenane, Ireland
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Leenane, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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

Best show I've seen in ages! It is Shakespeare brought to life and propelled into the 21st century with huge energy, enthusiasm and fun from both the production and acting team. What a blast!! Thanks for a great night's entertainment!! CaitNi Threasaigh

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Co Antrim
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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

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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