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Abbey Theatre

Address: 26 Lower Abbey St., Dublin 1, Ireland (North City Centre)
Phone Number: +353 1 878 7222
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Ranked #10 of 218 Attractions in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: The Abbey Theatre's founders W.B. Yeats and Lady Gregory had the vision to 'bring upon the stage...
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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.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Usually London is the theatrical destination but Dublin is a nice surprise!!! If you are in town chech what is going on, at The Abbey and the Peacock Abbey theatre!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I saw Heartbreak House by Bernard Shaw in September - the cast, stage direction, art direction and score were fantastic - up there with any NYC Broadway play I've viewed, but with much more affordable ticket prices. If you are looking for something to do at night, seeing a show at the Abbey Theatre is a must-do. It really is... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Only this week I went to see John B Keane's - Sive in the Abbey Theatre. It was absolutely breathtaking :-) I enjoyed every second of it. It isn't possible to select a favourite character as each actor/actress gave a 110% performance. I was star struck watching the amount of dialogue that had to be remembered and which was delivered... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

King Lear, The show started at 8 and we arrived early as we were privileged enough to get a guided tour of the theatre. Firstly we were shown the portraits of WB Yeats and patrons of the arts in Ireland, then we visited the dressing rooms of the actors and had a look into the lockers where the props and... More 

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Monaghan, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We went to see "Our Few and Evil Days". This was our first visit to the Abbey Theatre in years and I would definitely recommend it for a night out. Not only was the play and acting fantastic, but the surroundings are lovely too. We pre-paid for a drink during the interval and it was ready for immediate collection and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Had the pleasure of seeing this great play at the Abbey, I really enjoyed it. The venue is perfect and all the srtaff were very friendly and helpful. tHANKS TO ALL FOR A GREAT EVENING

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I feel very lucky to have scored a ticket just before the play closed. There do not seem to be any bad seats in this historic theatre. It is not stuffy. You can dress however you wish, enjoy something from the bar and take in the drama. Of course, the play was what made "it" but I suspect even if... More 

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nenagh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Lovely theatre comfy seats and convenient to restaurants expecially Wynns for the theatre early bird - brilliant

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A smaller, black box style house for "off-Broadway or Fringe" offerings. First class actors, less ambitious production costs. Well worth checking out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Before my husband and I left for Ireland, I went online to see if I could get tickets to a play at the Abbey Theatre. I was delighted to find that I could order two tickets on the Abbey website to see "Our Few and Evil Days" starring Ciarin Hinds and that we qualified for senior rates. In addition, unlike... More 

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