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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 285 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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Dublin, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Since living in Dublin (and now Kildare) all these years, I have visited and enjoyed the Abbey but not as much as I would have liked. Huge sense of history, drama and atmosphere seeping out of every corner. I think back to when Sean O'Casey was being pilloried for showing the seedier side of Dublin life (no prostitutes in Catholic... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The size of the Abbey means that you're basically on the stage with the Actors. What an absolutely fantastic experience. Do yourself a favour and do something different. Instead of heading to the cinema, invest in an experience you'll remember for the rest of your life!

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

The experience of seeing Our few and Evil Days last night is certainly one that will stay with me for a long time to come.A small group of highly skilled actors gave the audience a glimpse into a family`s life living with pain, grief, guilt and so much more.Seeing Sinead Cusack and Ciaran Hinds together on stage is always a... More

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Bethel, ME
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Saw "Heartbreak House" - won't ever be my favorite play, but the acting, sets, and overall experience was wonderful! We booked on-line just before we left for Ireland, and tickets were waiting for us as specified.

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New York
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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

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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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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

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Richardson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This theatre is a gem and, if you're in Dublin, a matinee or evening performance will be delightful. No need for a tux because this venue is unpretentious and comfy. None of the seats have obstructed views. Productions are well done. Bernard Shaw's Heartbreak House is closing out but Mark O'Rowe's Our Few and Evil Days runs from 26 Sep... More

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

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

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

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