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Abbey Theatre

26 Lower Abbey St., Dublin 1, Ireland (North City Centre)
1 87 87 222
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Ranked #14 of 263 attractions in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Theaters
Description: This theater hosts some of the most moving and controversial dramatic productions in the city.
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Dublin, Ireland
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The Abbey theatre has a long history of producing many, many important works & if you're in Dublin & are interested in whatever may be on at the time, it's worth checking out.

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Dublin, Ireland
17 reviews 17 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The Abbey Theatre is Ireland's National Theatre! It's one of the finest theaters ever. No matter which play you are going to see it will definitely be worth it. The Abbey always tries to bring on its stages the most Irish plays. The cast never fails to consist of particularly experienced and talented actors and actresses. Even if you are... More

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Randwick, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Lucky to hit the Gate and Abbey theatres in one short trip. Saw Sive, John B Keane's first play at the Abbey last night. Set in 1950's Ireland with matchmaker Thomasheen Seán Rua (Simon O’Gorman) is trying for the best commission of his life by marrying off young Sive (Róisín O’Neill) to local wealthy, but ancient, farmer Seán Dóta (Daniel... More

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Florence, Italy
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I went on a whim to see Abbey Theatre's production of Sive. It was absolutely fantastic. The customer service was wonderful from the front of house staff and the performance itself was filled with an abundance of talent. There honestly is not a bad seat in the house and it has a nice intimate feel. I would recommend seeing a... More

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Konstanz, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I went to see the production Sive which perfectly captured country life in days gone by. A "slice of life" with issues one can very much relate to today. Both highly amusing and ultimately tragic, I found the story and performances very entertaining. I particularly loved the "tinkers". The theatre itself, although small, didn't pose any problems, re: buying drinks... More

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We saw the play SIVE here and loved it. We bought tickets the day of the play and got great seats. The rows are well tiered so the views are good from everywhere.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Staff at the Abbey were very friendly and helpful. I went to see The Conservatory. It was a gripping play - you could have heard a pin drop in the small cosy theatre. The actors were excellent and even though the play consisted of only two people they held your attention the whole way through. The venue was very easy... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This is not a very large theatre but very cozy. I've been to a lot of theaters, big and small, but the set of the show we saw was just WOW. And there are no bad seats in the house. The acting was phenomenal. I took in a 50s Irish play and it's a memory that I will always cherish.... More

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Trim, Ireland
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I saw the matinee show of Sive yesterday. It is excellent. Not only is it an engaging story but the acting of all involved was beyond brilliant. I chose the cheapest seat, the very front row. It was, as I expected (being the cheap seat) a bit uncomfortable as I was looking slightly upwards. The sound was brilliant but then... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I recently saw Sive in the Abbey Theatre and thought it was brilliant. The set on stage was very well designed. The actors portrayed the characters so real. Credit the young actress Roisin O' Neill playing Sive. A star for the future. Also the actresses playing Mena & Nana Glavin. John B Keane has done other incredible work which has... More

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