The Abbey Theatre is Ireland’s National Theatre. It was founded by Nobel Laureate William Butler Yeats and Lady Augusta Gregory in 1904 and has played a vital and often controversial role in the literary, social and cultural life of Ireland. Renowned as a writer’s theatre it has contributed some of the world’s greatest theatrical works from such writers as J M Synge and Sean O’Casey through to modern day classics from Brian Friel, Tom Murphy, Frank McGuinness, Hugh Leonard, Tom Mac Intyre and Sebastian Barry. As an icon of world theatre, the Abbey Theatre welcomes many overseas visitors every year.
Abbey Performances: Monday-Saturday: 7.30pm
Saturday Matinees: 2pm
Peacock Performances: Monday-Saturday: 8pm
Saturday Matinees: 2.30pm
Abbey Theatre tickets: €13-€40
Peacock Theatre tickets: €13-€25
Concession rates available Mon-Fri and Sat Matinee to students, equity members, the unemployed and senior citizens.
Concession tickets may be booked by phone but must be paid for and collected in advance with appropriate ID. Discounts are available to groups of 10 or more.
Full Bar. Backstage tours, subject to availability. For details contact +353 1 87 87 222.
How to Get There:
Located off O'Connell Street.
By bus: Main bus routes to city centre.
By train: DART to Tara Street or Connolly Stations.
By Luas: Red line to Abbey Street.
The Abbey Theatre is included on The Dublin Pass! Find out more about the current special offers here!