Abbey Theatre, Dublin

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The Abbey Theatre (Irish: Amharclann na Mainistreach), also known as the National Theatre of Ireland (Irish: Amharclann Náisiúnta na hÉireann), in Dublin, Ireland, is one of the country's leading cultural institutions. First opening to the public on 27 December 1904, and despite losing its original building to a fire in 1951, it has remained active to the present day. The Abbey was the first state-subsidized theatre in the English-speaking world; from 1925 onwards it received an annual subsidy from the Irish Free State. Since July 1966, the Abbey has been located at 26 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1.

In its early years, the theatre was closely associated with the writers of the Irish Literary Revival, many of whom were involved in its founding and most of whom had plays staged there. The Abbey served as a nursery for many of leading Irish playwrights, including William Butler Yeats, Lady Gregory, Seán O'Casey and John Millington Synge, as well as leading actors. In addition, through its extensive programme of touring abroad and its high visibility to foreign, particularly American, audiences, it has become an important part of the Irish cultural brand.
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  • I highly recommend The Abbey Theatre in Dublin. I could see 8 plays there. I was impressed and never disappointed. My favourite plays were Hansel and Gretel, This Beautiful Village and The City...  more »
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  • I've seen a few shows here and never been disappointed. I tend to arrive on the early side to pick up my tickets and relax a bit before the show. There are a few spots to sit downstairs and a larger space upstairs. There are ladies bathrooms on both floors as well. I've generally sat in the front as the tickets in the first few rows tend to be a bit less expensive. I think this may be because they are all on the same level. I haven't had any issue seeing in these seats and I've enjoyed being close. I highly recommend seeing a show here.
  • Lovely theatre. Well done to all in performing arts everywhere, it's amazing how much work goes into it all, not enough credit given to them, how they adapt to being another person really along with remembering their lines, when to turn, jump, stop or whatever. I saw the Country Girls by Edna O'Brien & it was terrific. Well done to all a fab performance. Well done to the staff all so friendly & efficient. Wishing you all continued success.

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