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Abbey Theatre

26 Abbey Street Lower, Dublin D01 K0F1, Ireland
+353 1 878 7222
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Wonderful staff

I mistakenly booked 22.06.17 thinking it was for Jimmy's Hall. When I turned up It was in fact last... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Claire C
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A Good Night Out

I went to see The Train on Good Friday. Under Ireland's licencing laws the Abbey theatre is one of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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'. Our ambitious artistic programme of classic Irish drama and 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 McGuinness, 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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  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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26 Abbey Street Lower, Dublin D01 K0F1, Ireland
North City Centre
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I mistakenly booked 22.06.17 thinking it was for Jimmy's Hall. When I turned up It was in fact last performance of Room. The booking staff were extremely helpful and informative dealing with my options. As it turned out all 6 of thoroughly enjoyed the performance.

Thank Claire C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to see The Train on Good Friday. Under Ireland's licencing laws the Abbey theatre is one of the few places that you can get a drink on Good Friday. The play was amazing, the cast were superb, and the wine was very nice....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed my trip to The Abbey Theatre last Friday night to see Room the Play. The theatre is really lovely, smaller than I thought, a lovely setting and a great view from every seat in the house.

1  Thank boozelerooze
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Saw 'Room' here last night and it was absolutely brilliant! A comfortable venue with good sound and a great view from every seat.

1  Thank Katie D
Reviewed May 27, 2017

Staff great.every one as good as the other. Usually book in advance.sometimes we attend the Saturday afternoon show and head out for dinner and make a full day of it.

1  Thank Miriam_2911
Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

The venue is excellent with all seats having great views of the stage. It feels very personal. On the downside the toilets are deplorable with only two cubicles for women on the first floor needless to say I spent the entire 20 minute interval in...More

1  Thank Blesjka
Elaine M, Manager at Abbey Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2017

Hi, Thanks for your feedback regarding Waiting for Godot and the venue in general. I'd glad that you enjoyed your evening in Dublin. I'm sorry that of the lack of toilets impacted your evening out. For each performance, we try to manage this by assigning...More

Reviewed April 29, 2017

No visit to Dublin should be complete without visiting at least one of its many splendid theatres. I was incredibly lucky to have seen 'Waiting for Godot' on its premiere day there. We had great seats, but I can't imagine there being a bad seat...More

Thank Orserio
Elaine M, Manager at Abbey Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2017

Hi there, What lovely feedback! I've shared it with the team at the Abbey. We're delighted to present the Druid production of Waiting for Godot. As Ireland's national theatre, we believe ticket prices shouldn't be a barrier to seeing great work on stage. We hope...More

Reviewed April 27, 2017

We have heard about the Abbey Theatre and its place in the history of Ireland, Irish theatre and Dublin so we were delighted we could visit it for a performance that was so very Dublin and all that history of the Abbey itself. "Dublin by...More

Thank Kirkcaldylad
Elaine M, Manager at Abbey Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2017

Hi Thanks for letting us know your enjoyed your recent experience with us. 'Dublin by Lamplight' is one of my favourite plays and really captures the spirit of Dublin in 1904. Sorry to hear that the facilities felt a little cramped; hopefully, it won't prevent...More

Reviewed April 23, 2017

This was my first time ever seeing 'Waiting for Godot'. I had always been curious about the play but had never managed to see it. I think my wait was worth it and I have seen one of the best productions ever. The production from...More

1  Thank Alekito
Elaine M, Manager at Abbey Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2017

Hi there, Delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent visit to the Abbey Theatre to see Druid's production of 'Waiting for Godot'. Audiences and critics alike are really responding to this production. I've shared your feedback with Francis O'Connor, the designer. All the best, Elaine

Reviewed April 22, 2017

If you want to learn about the history of Dublin, you must visit the Abbey Theatre for the is steeped in history. The staff was courteous. The backstage tour was educational and it was fascinating to walk on stage and see what the performers see...More

Thank LiChing O
Elaine M, Manager at Abbey Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2017

Hi there, Thanks for letting us know that you enjoyed your recent visit to the Abbey Theatre. Attending a backstage tour and a show on the same day is a great way to put the performance into context as the tour guide will take visitors...More

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judie53402
March 13, 2017|
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Response from Elaine M | Property representative |
Hi, There's no formal dress code at the Abbey Theatre. Generally speaking, there's a great view from all seats as there's no pillars or obstructions. We'd recommend 8-10 rows back from the stage. Feel free to get in... More
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siobhanmonaghan
July 9, 2016|
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Response from Paul T | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but I didn't hire glasses either but I would agree that the view is generally very good.
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AlamedaCraig
December 26, 2015|
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Response from Elaine M | Property representative |
Hi, The Abbey auditorium has great seats. There are no pillars or obstructions. We'd recommend half way back in the centre.
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