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. In the Abbey's 2010 season you can enjoy classic drama by Sam Shepard, Tom Mac Intyre, Marina Carr and William Shakespeare. As an icon of world theatre, the Abbey Theatre welcomes many overseas visitors every year.
Photo: The School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Abbey Performances: Monday-Saturday: 7.30pm
Saturday Matinees: 2pm
Peacock Performances: Monday-Saturday: 8pm
Saturday Matinees: 2.30pm
Abbey Theatre tickets: €17-€38
Peacock Theatre tickets: €15-€25
Concession tickets are available to fulltime students, equity members, seniors (over 65) and the unemployed for performances Monday – Friday evening and Saturday matinee only. Please ensure you have your proof of eligibility when you purchase your ticket and attend the performance.
The Abbey Theatre can accommodate special arrangements and offer discounted ticket prices for groups of 10 people or more. Please contact the Abbey Theatre for more information
Full Bar. Backstage tours, subject to availability. For details contact +353 1 887 2223.
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!