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Abbey Theatre

26 Abbey Street Lower, Dublin D01 K0F1, Ireland
+353 1 878 7222
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John Sheahan at the abbey theatre

Visited the Abbey Theatre for the musictown week. John Sheahan was playing, together with Colm Mac... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jer0en_P
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Backstage tour with James - a great way to spend an afternoon!

My daughter and I visited the Abbey Theatre for a backstage tour last week. The show Unmanageable... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Milo528
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Dublin, Ireland
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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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26 Abbey Street Lower, Dublin D01 K0F1, Ireland
North City Centre
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited the Abbey Theatre for the musictown week. John Sheahan was playing, together with Colm Mac Con Iomare. I liked them very much, playing freely and giving a good show with Irish folk music. I liked the intimacy of the theatre, seats close to one...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My daughter and I visited the Abbey Theatre for a backstage tour last week. The show Unmanageable Sisters was on, so we got a unique opportunity to see the stage and learn all the history of the theatre. The play itself was great, but the...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Fantsatic play - perect blend of laugh out loud moments and poignant scenes. Not to be missed by anyone who remembers the 70s! The set and costumes were perfect, music brilliant (loved the Gay Byrne Radio Show intro) and the actors were all superb. The...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Visited Abbey Theatre on Wed 14th March for The Unmanageable Sisters. A very funny poignant play the acting of the female cast was absolutely spot on. All human life appeared in this play about ordinary people and the microcosm of life in 1970s Ireland was...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Truly enjoyable play. My husband wasn't looking forward to it but he laughed his socks off. Highly recommend. the women were wonderful. I'm still giggling thinking of the word BINGO! Anyone that has seen it will know what I mean. The Abbey Theatre is a...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

I really love this theatre. Although it’s quite big, it has an intimate feeling about the place and I don’t think there’s a bad seat/view in the entire theatre. The bar is good and well stocked and for anyone who likes to have a drink...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

I do like very much this theatre. I had the opportunity to watch a few plays there and see how they can arrange the space for the stage and the audience.

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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Managed to get 2 last minute tickets to see 'Porcelain', it was a wonderful play and the theatre itself is great. Unobstructed view from anywhere in the room, comfortable seats, friendly staff and a really good coffee. Could not recommend the theatre or the play...More

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Reviewed 9 February 2018

Travelled over from Edinburgh on the hope of picking up two tickets on the day and boy were we lucky? Second row seats to an absolutely brilliant show by superbly talented actors. Class is worth seeing twice. A great little theatre with one of the...More

Thank Graham H
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

Went to see the sell-out "Class" at the Peacock yesterday, as usual a magnificent performance of a very funny and though-provoking play.

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Julia S
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Response from paulmaccormaic | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Julia, I don't know. I'm just a punter who reviewed a play. Perhaps their own website will have the listing. The Theatre Festival is around that time. Paul
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6 March 2018|
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Response from gorgeousgael | Reviewed this property |
Jimmy's Hall is on till 8th September, would highly recommend it. Also Backstage Tours (1st - 30thSept) are really insightful and interesting. Bear in mind plays at the Peacock theatre within the Abbey building are... More
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