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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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Helpful friendly staff and high quality theatre production in a very central location. Highly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The play Shadow of a Gunman was very absorbing but enjoyment was severely impaired by constant eating of crisps and rattling of food packets and slurping of water bottles. The theatre needs to enforce a no food or drink policy. Nobody will die of dehydration!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Helpful friendly staff and high quality theatre production in a very central location. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Really enjoyed our time at Abbey Theatre in Dublin. Hedda Gabler, by Henrik Ibsen, was playing there during our trip so we booked tickets to see a matinee. The theatre is just a few steps away from the Abbey Street LUAS tram stop. (In fact, the Abbey Theatre is on one side of the building for the classic theatre experience... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Shows are always original, staff are nice, it was a fantastic show - Lippy. Enthusiastic and energetic performance both the production and the cast, it's been a wonderful night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I can't imagine visiting Dublin and not taking in the Abbey - this is Ireland's national theatre and the life blood that flows through the people, the history and the spirit of the nation. The Irish have been storytellers since druidic times and the Abbey is the crucible in which the essence of this heritage is extracted. Miss the Abbey... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

If you enjoy watching plays, I can't imagine what complaint you would have. I saw "Hedda Gabler" (Written by Henrik Ibsen) here and it was top-flipping-notch. The actors were stellar, total pros giving it 100% each and every scene. I thought the stage was beautifully lit and decorated. I sat in the first row and even so had an awesome... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great actors. No matter what, the richness of the Irish experience comes through every beat. For the true dramatic connosieur (sp?) or cultural buff. The peoples' art form lives at the Abbey.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

While the exterior is somewhat unprepossessing, inside is a fine theatre. After the most recent renovations the seating is first class with all having unobstructed views. Our latest visit was for the marvellous production of Hedda Gabler. The set was simple but effective. The acting was superb with the dialogue and its timing sparkling. A wonderful evening’s entertainment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My third time in the Abbey within the past few months. Went a few weeks ago to Shakespeare's 'Midsummer Night's Dream' which was great. Last night I went with some friends to the preview of Ibsen's 'Hedda Gabler'. Great performance. Very much recommended and I will go again. The Abbey is on of Dublin's finest theatres for me.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My husband and I went to a Misummer night's dream last night, what a wonderful night!! A wonderful production with a superb cast! The Abbey theatre staff are so nice and make you feel part of something special. The production was amazing and I think we were at the last performance which is a shame because I want my friends... More 

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Address: Address: 26 Lower Abbey St., Dublin 1, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 878 7222
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > North City Centre

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