Abbey Theatre, Dublin

4.6
#15 of 282 in Nightlife in Dublin
Founded by W.B. Yeats and Lady Gregory in 1904, the Abbey Theatre is Ireland's national theatre.

The Abbey Theatre, founded by W.B. Yeats and Lady Gregory, first opened its doors in 1904 to ‘bring upon the stage the deeper thoughts and emotions of Ireland’. Since then, it has played a vital and often controversial role in the literary, social and cultural life and landscape of Ireland. The Abbey’s reputation for presenting world-class productions has made it an ambassador for Irish arts and culture at home and abroad. Put Abbey Theatre at the forefront of your travel plans using our Dublin trip planner.
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  • Read the reviews and decided to buy my husband tickets for us to see this play tonight. Don't know what to say. I fell asleep during the first half. The play livened up a bit in the second half...  more »
  • Had a free evening so we went to see a local play. Cozy theatre, excellent acoustics. Last minute decision so we put our names on a list and got lucky. The staff were very friendly. Good option...  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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