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Abbey Theatre

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Address: 26 Lower Abbey St., Dublin D01 K0F1, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 878 7222
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The Abbey Theatre's founders W.B. Yeats and Lady Gregory had the vision to...

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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The wake

Went to see this play in the abbey theatre excellent view brilliant play stunning performances absolutely brilliant

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Drogheda, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went to see this play in the abbey theatre excellent view brilliant play stunning performances absolutely brilliant

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This production was marvelous. The actors must have been physically and mentally drained at the end of the evening. I have rcommended it to all my friends. Wonderful,

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New Ross, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were given a very confusing announcement before the play that it was delayed in starting for technical reasons and then that it was starting with some changes to the presentation . So we were given to expect something amiss. This was very badly handled . I found the set rather dreary ... Always in a gloom ......and found Aishling's... More 

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Ashford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We're in Dublin for 2 nights and decided to see what was on in its 2 theatres. Good play in Abbey. Good production. Staff excellent. We had booked tickets in a faraway place but we're exchanged for better seats when we arrived as there had been some returns.

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Thunder Bay Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We arrived early at the Theatre and went downstairs to the attached coffee shop ( The Peacock Cafe). They had great soup and dessert, accompanied by a nice glass of wine. It was upstairs then for a pre show drink and chat with one of the staff about the theatre itself. The play, THE WAKE, was very engaging and entertaining.... More 

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent show, superb set. Acting excellent. Well worth the trip. As was The Plough and the Stars, an excellent production.

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Brooklyn NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw an excellent play at the Abbey - The Wake. Excellent performances. Theater is simple. Excellent price - only 30 euro for 4th row seats with excellent view of the stage.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The standard of production and staging are superb - it is indeed an icon of Irish culture - a must see if you are lucky enough to be in Dublin when productions are offered. The seats can be uncomfortable for three hours sessions - suggest rows F,G, H (the first four or five row are below stage level. AVOID at... More 

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Elaine M, Events Coordinator at Abbey Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to pass on your feedback. We're so sorry to hear that your experience at our café was not a pleasant one. We'd love to take action on anything specific that you can share with us to improve our service. If it isn't too much trouble, please do drop us a line to aoife.brady@abbeytheatre and... More 

Nacogdoches, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to the Abbey several times over the years: sometimes it's a really good show, sometimes not. Go figure, right? I will say that it's a much better place to see a show (in terms of seating, sightlines, comfort, etc.) than it used to be, and the prices are excellent. The space is sufficiently important historically that it's worth... More 

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Courtice, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I go to Dublin I always attend the Abbey Theatre which presents historic Irish plays at reasonable prices, not like the gouging that occurs at most major theatres in North America. During the 1916 Commemorative week, the Abbey presented Sean O'Casey's Plough and the Stars. If you hadn't bought in advance, you wouldn't be able to beg, borrow or... More 

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Elaine M, Manager at Abbey Theatre, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your review. As Ireland's national theatre, we want to make theatre accessible to everyone and we sell our front row seats at €13 for every performance. The Plough and The Stars was really well received by audiences and critics alike. There will be a North American tour of The Plough and the Stars which starts in September.... More 

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