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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 #17 of 276 attractions in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Description: This theater hosts some of the most moving and controversial dramatic productions in the city.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We saw a production of King Lear. Imaginative, moving, powerful work. Make time to take in a show, and appreciate this gem of Ireland.

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Tucson, Arizona
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Wonderful Theatre. Good traditional Irish Play Aristocrats by Brian by Brian Friel with excellent cast. Got tickets the day of performance.

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Fundao, Portugal
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

great to be able to see a play by a modern Irish playwright in this , the national theatre of ireland

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We discovered on arriving in Dublin that there was a first night at the Abbey that evening before a mainly invited audience in the presence of the Irish President. It was revival of ARISTOCRATS by Brian Friel and the prospect of a Friel first night at the Abbey was irresistible. At he theatre, I was told it was full, but... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

The facility is great, and historic. The acting was superb. I didn't really like the play we saw. I visited the Abbey Theatre 13 years ago and had the same experience!

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We saw Aristocrats, which we enjoyed, but our motive for going was because the theatre is so iconic. The foyer is somewhat cramped with limited seating which meant a lot of milling before the performance, and the loos are possibly the smallest I've ever seen, with barely room to stand to close the cubicle door. However, the auditorium, which is... More

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Dublin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Have been to a number of plays and all have been great. Have to recommend this as the plays they have on are always a great view and from really good playwrights

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Cleveland, Ohio
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116 reviews 116 reviews
28 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

So glad we decided to see a play here during our visit to Dublin. The quality of the theater (acting, production, design) was top notch.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Like another reviewer, we saw Twelfth Night. However we enjoyed the innovative performance. It was enhanced by the fact we did the backstage tour that afternoon and learned a lot about how the performance was put together . Our tour guide was Colin who was fantastic. In between the tour and the performance we went around the corner to Lanigan's... More

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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263 helpful votes 263 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The reviewers seem confused. Are they reviewing the theatre or the performance? We walked to the theatre and felt a tad uncomfortable. it's in a shabby part of the City, no grand edifice standing alone, no distinguishing architecture. In fact, from the outside it looks like an old style cinema. Inside is more the classic theatre setup. The seats are... More

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