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Abbey Theatre

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Address: 26 Lower Abbey St., Dublin D01 K0F1, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 878 7222
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The Abbey Theatre's founders W.B. Yeats and Lady Gregory had the vision to...

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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The Abbey theatre, also known as the national theatre of Ireland was originally built and opened its doors in December 1904 but a fire gutted it in 1951. One of its founders... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Abbey theatre, also known as the national theatre of Ireland was originally built and opened its doors in December 1904 but a fire gutted it in 1951. One of its founders, William Butler Yeats, is also a popular icon in the National library. The other founder is Lady Gregory. It has always been a theatre for literary revival but... More 

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Elaine M, Manager at Abbey Theatre, responded to this review

Hi Sounds like you were on a backstage tour at the Abbey! Hope you enjoyed your visit All the best, Elaine More 

Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to see "Donegal" music and quality of singing and musicians excellent. Nice bar area to enjoy a drink at interval, friendly bar staff. Convenient location in city centre.

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Elaine M, Manager at Abbey Theatre, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for letting us know you enjoyed 'Donegal' on the Abbey stage recently and that as a visitor to the theatre, you enjoyed your overall experience with us. We hope you'll visit us again! All the best, Elaine More 

ashford kent
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very pleasurable experience to see a musical play called'' Donegal'' Clean and spacious seating . Not too expensive £23 per ticket for old gits. A pleasant walk along the Liffey to get there about 5 mins from O'Connell Street..

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Elaine M, Manager at Abbey Theatre, responded to this review

Hi, Great to hear you enjoyed 'Donegal' on the Abbey stage recently. As Ireland's national theatre, value for money ticket prices are very important to us. We hope to see you back at the Abbey Theatre again in 2017. All the best, Elaine More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently went to see a show here, I was impressed with the very helpful staff... I was allocated a seat that didn't suit,,,I returned to box office and received excellent customer service......made feel it was no problem at all to change...thank you . Lovely theatre, very comfortable with great facilities.

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Elaine M, Manager at Abbey Theatre, responded to this review

Hi Mary, Thanks for taking the time to let us know. We always treat our guests as we'd like to be treated ourselves. We hope to see you back at the Abbey Theatre again soon. All the best, Elaine More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always try to see a play or two when I am in Dublin. Irish theater, its long and storied tradition, and many excellent modern playwrights is outstanding. Several years ago I saw Angels in America at the Abbey Theater; the production somehow had a uniquely Irish fell even so, the essence of the play is very American. Visit the... More 

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Elaine M, Manager at Abbey Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to let us know you enjoy theatre in Dublin! Angels in America was performed on the Peacock stage by Silken Thomas Players. They won the RTÉ All Ireland Drama Festival in 2011. We hope you'll visit the Abbey Theatre on your next visit to Dublin. All the best, Elaine More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Abbey Theatre is a fantastic theatre with great staff and a wonderful and varied amount of productions that add greatly to Dublin and Irish Culture. As a local worker I regularly go to the Peacock for lunch and I have to say its gets more disappointing every time we go which is such a shame our lunch group loved... More 

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Elaine M, Manager at Abbey Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know about your recent visit to the Peacock Cafe. It's great to hear from someone local through TripAdvisor and we very much appreciate your support. We have recently partnered with a small independent operator with a proven track record and knowledge of the best of Irish producers. Our menus, offered throughout the day are carefully... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was my first time in a Dublin Theatre and it was very nice experience! I saw Donegal musical and was absolutly stunning! Staff is kind and helpful. I will be back for sure!!

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Elaine M, Manager at Abbey Theatre, responded to this review

Hi Jennifer, Great to hear you enjoyed your recent visit. Let us know when you're coming back again! All the best, Elaine More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw the musical "Donegal" while in Dublin last week. I purchased six tickets online before leaving and received an early bird discount. The low cost of tickets was certainly not exemplary of the quality of the show.We all enjoyed the performance very much. The theater is wonderful with great lines of vision from all seats, which were very comfortable.... More 

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Elaine M, Manager at Abbey Theatre, responded to this review

Hi Christa, Thanks for letting us know that you enjoyed your recent visit to see 'Donegal' on the Abbey stage. Our early bird rates are great value for money if you book more than six weeks in advance. We hope you'll visit again soon, All the best, Elaine More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a wonderful theater and a delightful helpful staff! Went to see Donegal a couple of weeks ago. We had a minor ticket issue and the folks behind the counter went out of their way to be helpful. Kudos to Colin and Myrn! Oh, and the play was very good to!! :)

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Elaine M, Manager at Abbey Theatre, responded to this review

Hi James, Great to hear you enjoyed your recent visit to see 'Donegal'. I've let Colin and Myrn know about your lovely review! All the best, Elaine More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

WOW!!! booked tickets to see 'You Never Can Tell - Bernard Shaw' and the performance was excellent! A small theatre with such a homely and welcoming feel; Snack and refreshments available for purchase at reasonable prices which was event better. Accessible by taxi, local bus routes and only a 5 minute walk from Dublin Spire (centre of the city). Next... More 

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Elaine M, Manager at Abbey Theatre, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for letting you know about your visit. It's great to hear you felt welcome and that your experience with us was value for money. Hopefully, we'll see you again in 2017 All the best, Elaine More 

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